Here are my Shots on Target tickers for Gameweek 12.
Last week the ticker over-estimated the number of Shots on Target actually hit in Gameweek 11 by an average of 0.18.
There were 11 teams who were within two Shots on Target of their ticker value. The overall range was 9.5 Shots on Target. After two weeks of being on the receiving end of far more Shots on Target than expected, Bournemouth’s defence tightened up and limited Southampton to just two in the South Coast derby, 4.88 less than the ticker value. Meanwhile Sunderland upset talk of a fixture swing for Everton’s defenders by hammering nine Shots on Target at Tim Howard, 4.62 more than the ticker value. Despite landing an extra Shot on Target than their rivals, the attacking show did not do the Wearsiders much good – they lost 6-2.
The Everton-Sunderland result is a reminder that strange things can happen in a small time-frame like one match. If you’re going to consult the ticker, I think at this stage I would pay more attention to the colours to get a sense of the strength of the upcoming fixtures than I would to the actual numbers therein.