The EFL Stats Gallery: xT creation zones, duels, shot maps and more from Nottingham Forest vs Millwall | OneFootball

The EFL Stats Gallery: xT creation zones, duels, shot maps and more from Nottingham Forest vs Millwall

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Nottingham Forest‘s season under new manager Steve Cooper started with a 1-1 draw at home to Millwall in the EFL Championship. The Reds are still in the relegation zone with five points in nine games and Millwall average one point per game.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines

* defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

Where were the creative zones for Nottingham Forest? Which Millwall player won the most duels in the match?

To navigate the stats gallery simply click on the numbers to move through the pages.

At the end of the gallery, you’ll be able to download the full PDF stats report.

Steve Cooper named an unchanged side from the last match. Grabban lead the line for the home team and was supported by two attacking midfielders Lolley and Johnson.

The average position of the starting 11 shows that the back three maintained their formation. The full-backs played on the wide and Yates played as a defensive midfielder. Garner, Lolley, Johnson and Grabban played much closer to each other and the average position of these players was in the middle. The substitutes also played a similar role.

Gary Rowett made three changes to the line-up. Hutchinson came in for Cooper, Mahoney replaced Wallace, and Ojo came in for Bradshaw. Matt Smith played as a centre forward in this match.

Mahoney was the furthest player and played as a shadow striker. Sheyi Ojo, on loan from Liverpool, played on the left and supported the two players.

Nottingham Forest players had 55% of the ball possession and the players attempted 416 passes in the match. Millwall created more positional attacks in the match than their opponents.

Nottingham players xG rate was 1.07 in the match and Joe Worrall had the highest xG rate in the match. The xG rate of the Millwall team was lower than their opponents. Matt Smith was dominant in the air and won 15 aerial duels. He had the most attempts towards the opposition goal.

Nottingham players attempted four shots from inside the opposition penalty area. The two shots on target from inside the box were saved by the keeper. The goal was scored from the wide left position.

Millwall’s five shots were attempted from inside the opposition box. The goal was scored from near the penalty spot area. The team was unlucky as one shot was hit on the post.

Millwall attempted the first shot around the 20th-minute mark. The away side attempted four shots within ten minutes in the second half of the match. Nottingham started the match well but had to wait until the 40th minute to attempt their third shot of the game.

Joe Worrall attempted 70 passes in the match and shared 16 passes with Pereira. The centre-back also received 49 passes in the match.

Scott Malone was the highest passer for Millwall with 58 passes and he shared 14 passes with Wallace.

Brennan Johnson attempted five crosses in the match and four of his crosses landed up in the opposition box. Spence also attempted three crosses from the right-side and his five passes landed in the opposition box.

Scott Malone attempted eight crosses in the match and ten of his passes ended in the opposition 18-yard box. Out of the ten passes, two passes landed in the opposition 6-yard box. Mahoney also attempted seven crosses and six crosses ended up in the opposition box.

The creation zones for Nottingham were wide right and right-back Spence had the highest xT from passes in the match.

Spence once again led the chart for most threats created from dribbling. Brennan Johnson was another player who created some threat with his dribbling.

Scott Malone created the highest threat from passing in the whole match. The creative zone for Millwall is more towards the left side and Malone was a constant threat from that side.

Mahoney and Ojo were the two attacking players with the striker. Both the wide players created some threat with their dribbling abilities.

Most of the defensive duels were contested in the defensive third and towards the left side. Worrall contested nine duels in the match and the centre-back won two and lost five of his duels.

The aerial duels were also contested more in the defensive third and more towards the right side. Worrall and Lowe contested 16 duels and won ten in the process.

Scott Mckenna won five out of his eight loose ball duels. These duels were also contested mostly in the defensive third.

Scott Malone attacked well, but the player was unable to win most of his defensive duels. His teammates also lost most of their duels.

The aerial duels were contested in large numbers in the attacking third. Matt Smith showed his aerial domination and won 15 duels, lost five and one duel was a 50-50. The defence won all the duels in the defensive third.

Loose ball duels were mostly contested in the attacking third. Smith once again contested the most number of duels in the team. Millwall players only lost one duel in the middle.

Nottingham Forest campaign under the new manager started with a draw. The team has started to gain form and has won four points in the last two games. Millwall is now on a five-match unbeaten streak in the league and this was their fourth draw in a row.

If you want to download the stats report in PDF format you can do so here: EFL Championship Stats: Nottingham Forest vs Millwall

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