Of course, all comparisons are lame. Because Mbappe was originally a winger, and Haaland was in the role of a striker. Moreover, the French striker plays in a “muscle system” with a midfield that is almost inferior in every game, while the Norwegian goalscorer is placed in the middle of a satellite array that anyone has. can create for him to “shoot”. However, in the confines of this article, we only compare the finishing effectiveness of two of the world’s top strike stars.
Mbappe has averaged 0.7 goals per game in his entire career, while Haaland’s scoring rate is 0.82 goals per game. If only at the club where the two are playing, the effectiveness of Haaland is completely outstanding. At PSG, Mbappe scored 0.8 goals/match and Haaland 1.16 goals/match at Man City. But Mbappe is playing his 6th season at PSG, and Haaland is just his first season in The Citizens shirt.
Particularly in the league this season, Haaland has scored 30 goals in 27 Premier League appearances (2,189 minutes), while Mbappe has 19 goals in 26 Ligue 1 matches (2,102 minutes). Mbappe’s 19 goals in 13 different games, 30 of Haaland’s came in 18 games. That also means that Mbappe’s number of matches is more frequent than Haaland.
Currently, while the Norwegian striker is still firing regularly, Mbappe has been silent for the last 3 rounds, including 2 defeats at home. Just look at the finish in injury time in the match against Nice, the fans will have to ask the question “why Mbappe turned a goal into such an opportunity”.
The fact that Mbappe is in a drought of goals comes partly from his ability to convert a shot into a goal, which is much worse than his counterpart on the Man City side. Specifically, Mbappe’s conversion rate of chances into goals is 19 goals/57 shots on target, while Haaland’s is 30 goals/46 shots on target in the league this season.
That is, for every 3 shots on target, Mbappe only scored 1 goal in the top tournament of the hexagonal land this season. Meanwhile, just finishing half of Mbappe’s shots on target, Haaland, caused the opponent’s goalkeeper to go into the net to pick up the ball: 1 goal/1.53 shots on target.
Mbappe is one of the best strikers in the world right now. However, his effectiveness in front of goal is clearly less than that of Haaland, whose shot on target can be celebrated by Man City fans.
And even when calculating the scoring performance on all fronts at both club and national level this season, Mbappe is not as effective as Haaland. Mbappe averages 0.88 goals/match, while Haaland is 1.14 goals/match.
In the indicators brought out to measure this season, Mbappe is only marginally better in the number of assists with 9 times than Haaland’s 6 times. Every 440 minutes playing in both the club and the national team, Mbappe clears the table for his teammates, and Haaland is 573 minutes / assist. In his entire club career, Mbappe has had 111 assists, while Haaland has only stopped at 41.