Amakhosi's conversion rate on the rise


Amakhosi boast the highest number of goals scored this season, having found the back of the net of 13 occasions in their eight Absa Premiership fixtures to date.

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However, more impressive is their vast improvement in the last four games, in which they have scored a remarkable 10 goals.

After the first four rounds of fixtures, Giovanni Solinas’s charges had been slow out of the blocks as they tallied only three goals, with a conversion rate of one goal every 17,3 shots.

Ahead of their ninth fixture against Highlands Park at the Makhulong Stadium tonight, The Glamour Boys have registered a total of 105 shots at goal, with their conversion rate currently at one goal in every 8,1 shot attempts.

Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns currently top the rankings, despite having scored less and taken less shots at goal. However, their effectiveness is what counts, as they have found the back of the net within every 5,7 attempts in their five fixtures thus far.

While their form may have dipped somewhat – picking up just one point from their last two games and failing to score in both, Bidvest Wits still sport a healthy return of 7,4 shots for every goal.

Orlando Pirates have also improved drastically after registering the worst conversion rate across their opening four fixtures. Their last four fixtures have seen Milutin Sredojevic’s outfit score nine goals, taking their rate up to 9,4 shots per goal.

Bloemfontein Celtic’s impressive start to the season under Steve Komphela is also explained by their return of a goal in every 7,25 attempts, while the newly crowned MTN8 champions Cape Town City are also amongst the most efficient in attack this season, requiring just 8,25 shots per goal.

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Top 5 conversion rates (shots/goal) by club:

Mamelodi Sundowns – 5,7

Bloemfontein Celtic – 7,25

Bidvest Wits – 7,4

Kaizer Chiefs – 8,1

Cape Town City – 8,25