Lack of shots a worry for Cardiff?
Cardiff have played five games so far this season with a return of 5 points, but one statistic that is quite worrying is the lack of shots they have managed thus far.
September 23rd, 2013
The Bluebirds have managed just 9 shots on target in 5 games – less than Tottenham Hotspur had in yesterday’s fixture. If you take away the fantastic 3-2 victory over Manchester City, that works out at just four shots on target in four games.
Many promoted sides in the past have found that the lack of goals they have scored have been the reason for their quick return to the Championship, so it is vitally important that Cardiff find goals – and quick.
Generally the results so far have been pretty pleasing bearing in mind three of the games have come against last season’s top six, but I feel the upcoming games against both Fulham and Newcastle are fixtures they need to be looking at winning so therefore goals are needed.
Frazier Campbell’s brace against Manchester City makes him the current top goal-scorer with two goals. Both Campbell and Craig Bellamy have valuable Premiership experience, so Cardiff needs to use their experience to help the new boys settle quickly.
Given the fact that three of the five fixtures have been against last season’s top teams, I could simply be worrying over nothing but I am sure we will learn more over the next two fixtures. Hull City proved yesterday that Newcastle are beatable, and with the Magpies coming to Cardiff it is a game we are more than capable of getting something from.
Games at the Cardiff City Stadium will be vital this season with the hostile atmosphere created, so hopefully that can push the lads into creating more chances, and in turn goals.
I am sure Malky Mackay will be made aware of these horrible statistics and hopefully put things right.