City v Newcastle: Stat hit

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Some interesting numbers ahead of tomorrow's game:

  • Man City will be brimming with confidence after beating arch-enemies Manchester United 1-0 on Monday night.
  • Vincent Kompany scored in the first half extra time against Manchester United and was ultimately the difference that secured all three points for City.
  • Kompany scored his third goal of the season and according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index 66% of Kompany's shots have been on target this season.
  • The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows us three of Man City's strikers feature in the top 10 Premier League goal scorers this season. No other team features three of more players.
  • Balotelli, Dzeko and Sergio Aguero have all scored over 12 goals each this season. Aguero is the only City Player to have scored over 20 goals.
  • Out of City's top scorer's Balotelli has the best shots on target percentage 63%, Dzeko is second with 62.5% and Aguero third with 52%.
  • Papiss Cisse has been in incredible form for Newcastle this season. After picking up two on Wednesday night against Chelsea, with one which must be in contention for goal of the season.
  • He's only made 12 appearances for the Jordies this weekend but Cisse has picked up 13 goals. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows us, Cisse is averaging 1.08 goals per appearance.
  • Cisse's hasn't had all that many chances in front of goal, but when he does he takes it. 68% of Cisse's total shots have been on target this season and 54.1% of Cisse's shots on target have resulted in goals.
  • Demba Ba, fellow countrymen of Cisse, has also been a goal machine for Newcastle this season. Ba has had 83 shots in total and according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index 63.8% of those have been on target.
  • Jonas Guiterrez has been the powerhouse in the Newcastle midfield. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows us Guiterrez has covered the fourth most distance out on any player in the Premier League.
  • The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index also shows us Ryan Taylor has been the main provider for Newcastle's front men this season. He's delivered 78 crosses this season this season which puts him 14th overall for crossed in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
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