Comparing stats of Morelos and Edouard – Who is the best striker in Scotland?
The Scottish Premiership has been a fairly one-sided affair over the last few years. Under then-manager Brendan Rodgers, Celtic tasted incredible success in domestic competitions.
While they did fail to make a similar impact in Europe, the Bhoys were the undisputed giants of Scottish football for the longest time. However, since Steven Gerrard’s appointment as the Rangers boss, things have been changing in top-flight football.
With 13 league games done and dusted this season, the arch-rivals have both managed to register 34 points. That said, Celtic are ahead due to a superior goal difference. A major chunk of the ongoing campaign is yet to be played and in that time, there could be several ups and downs that tips the scales.
There are certain areas and positions that need to be reinforced for both clubs but as far as the attacking unit is concerned, Celtic and Rangers boast of two exemplary stars.
Odsonne Edouard and Alfredo Morelos have been banging in goals for fun lately. Suffice to say, their presence for their respective clubs is of vital importance in most games. But when it comes down to the two, which player is better?
Let’s take a look at their individual statistics from the ongoing season.
At 21, Edouard is a force to reckon in and around Scotland. In 21 appearances across various competitions for Celtic this season so far, the lanky Frenchman has registered 12 goals.
In fact, in just 4 UEFA Europa League appearances this term, Edouard has chipped in with one goal and two assists. With an average of 2.5 shots per game and an accuracy rate of 70%, Edouard has received a 7.05 rating on the whole (WhoScored).
Morelos, 23, has appeared 23 times across competitions for Rangers so far. With a whopping 19 goals to his name already, the Colombian hitman is certainly set to reach new heights since a good majority of the season is still ahead.
With an average of 1.24 goals every 90 minutes (Footy Stats), Morelos has worked wonders this season. The fact that he chipped in with 3 assists does showcase his willingness to create for his teammates as well. In addition, he has also recorded a rating of 7.83 (WhoScored).
As evidenced from the stats, Morelos is ahead of Edouard in a lot of aspects. The former is older than the latter and has been Rangers’ leading goal machine for the longest time now.
Thus, regardless of who wins the title, it is safe to say that the best striker in Scotland currently dons Rangers colours.