The giallorossi are far behind the top teams of the Italian Serie A. Roma lack in offensive productivity. A team unable to score goals domestically.
There are several issues in Di Francesco’s roster. Although the team coached by the Italian was dismantled last summer, the real problem of Roma seems to be a lack of offensive productivity. Undoubtedly, when many players change, there is always a need for a period of adaptation. But the current situation in the Italian capital is very serious.
By analyzing the offensive productivity of the top Italian sides, we can definitely understand something more about the terrible moment Roma are passing through. The teams under observation are Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Milan, Lazio, and, of course, Roma. The analysis covers the last five Serie A games played in the 2018-19 season.
In order to have a reliable source of numbers, my analysis takes into consideration three key parameters, Shots on Goal, Shots on Target, and Goals scored. The result of this research confirms that Dzeko & Co. do not produce many dangerous opportunities and consequently they do not score enough goals.
The most impressive data is that while the five teams mentioned above have a cumulative average of Shots on Goal of 73.6 (in five matches), Roma are far behind at 45. The giallorossi have a serious deficit even taking into consideration another parameter, Shots on Target.
- Juventus: 20 (in five matches);
- Inter: 23;
- Napoli: 28;
- Milan: 23;
- Lazio: 29;
- Roma: 19.
In the last match played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, Di Francesco‘s team had immense difficulties in scoring goals. Roma’s offensive productivity is terrifying. Edin Dzeko, Cengiz Under, and Stephan El Shaarawy are not prolific enough in front of the net. Football is a sport based on efficiency, a team that does not finalize its opportunities can never win.
Offensive productivity | Top-6 Italian teams | Stats (last 5 matches)
- JUVENTUS: Shots on Goal 78 – On Target 20 – Goals 8;
- INTER: 69 – 23 – 11;
- NAPOLI: 74 – 28 – 11;
- MILAN: 73 – 23 – 6;
- LAZIO: 74 – 29 – 7;
- ROMA: 45 – 19 – 4.