Comparisonator CEO Tarkan Batgun conducted analysis of both Barcelona & Galatasaray using @comparisonator football data comparison platform.
Before the comparison of both teams, I analysed the comparison of both teams to each other. The best thing was to analyse Terim’s Galatasaray vs Torrent’s Galatasaray; Koeman’s Barcelona to Xavi’s Barcelona. Once we understand both dynamic changes, we will be able to understand the chances of winning for both armadas.
Terim vs Torrent
Gala started the season and formed the team with lesser budget compared to former seasons. Due to the fact that new president Burak Elmas was fairly financially conscious about the entire club operations and he acted immediately after his arrival. Although he still spent nearly 10 million euros for Cicaldau and Morutan from Romania. I will separately measure their performance in Romania vs Turkiye. The team was indeed formed by Terim’s scouting squad. Torrent arrived after Hatayspor game and was in charge of the 8 games with 4 losses-2 wins-2 draws.
Galatasaray Inner Impact Study
Torrent’s total Gala performance was dropped by 30% compared to Terim
Torrent’s Gala increased their goal performance from 1.2 to 1.32 per match by 36 % vs Terim
Torrent’s Gala conceded 77% more goals vs Terim
Torrent’s Gala brought the balls to the 3rd 20% less compared to Terim
Torrent’s Gala produced 17% less Successful Key Passes vs Terim
Overall, Terim’s Gala was better compared to Torrent’s current Gala. Although one would think Torrent would have been able to produce more passing games. This did not happen as yet, considering the data of 8 games. Torrent is still far behind in almost all passing parameters.
Barcelona Inner Impact Study
Xavi’s total Barca performance was increased by 26% compared to Koeman
Xavi’s Barca increased their goal performance from 1.58 to 2.07 per match by 31% vs Koeman
Xavi’s Barca conceded 20% less goals compared to Koeman
Xavi’s Barca produced 26% more long passes vs Koeman
Xavi’s Barca won 23% more balls in the opposition half vs Koeman
Overall, Xavi’s performance looks much better compared to Koeman’s. Koeman’s preferred more passing game while Xavi preferred more direct game by increasing long ball strategy and tried to win balls much more in the opposition third which increased goal opportunities in a quicker fashion.
Barca vs Gala
All types of parameters indicate Barca as favourites. However Galatasaray plays much more ambitious in European tournaments.