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May 28, 2024

NPFL’24 strikers net 708 goals in 330 games

NPFL’24 strikers net 708 goals in 330 games

Kano Pillars

Data released by the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Competitions Unit indicate an average of +2 goals per match after Matchday 33 as a total of 708 goals were recorded in the 330 games so far played by the 20 clubs.

The data has Remo Stars Sikiru Alimi as the leading scorer with 14 goals and Rangers International as the team with the best attack with 49 goals. Bendel Insurance are listed as the side with the least conceded goals having let in 25 in 33 games while Gombe United have conceded the most goals at 61.

A total of 1268 yellow cards have been issued with 43 players sent off.

A further analysis of the records show that teams have won 251 games at home with 25 winning away from home and 79 fixtures ending in a draw. In the home wins, 512 goals were scored while teams have scored 196 goals on the road. Of these, there were 13 own goals.

The season has recorded a total of 85 penalties awarded with 65 successfully converted and 20 missed.

THE STATS

Total No. of Matches Played: 330

Total No. Of Wins: 251

Total No. of Home wins: 226

Total No. of Away Wins: 25

Total No. of Draws: 79

Total No. of Goals Scored: 708

Average Goals/Match: 2

Total No. of Home Goals: 512

Total No. of Away Goals:196

Total No.of Penalty Awarded: 85

Total No. of Penalties Scored: 65

Total No. of Penalties Missed: 20

Total No. of Own Goals: 13

Highest Goal Scorer: Sikiru Alimi of Remo Stars with 14 goals.

Total No. of Yellow Cards:1268

Total No. of  Red Cards: 43

Top of the Log: Rangers Int’l 60pts, 49 goals for, 31 against

Best Attacking Team: Rangers Int’l 49 goals.

Best Defensive Team: Bendel Insurance 25 goals conceded.

Worst Defense:Gombe United with 61 goals against.