Poland’s talented Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowksi has suggested that he believes that one chance will be all it takes for him to grab a winning goal against England at Wembley.
Sadly for his scoring hopes his Bundesliga stats beg to differ, suggesting it in fact takes the 25-year-old an average of 6.7 efforts to notch.
With this in mind we highlight three of the most efficient strikers in terms of shot-to-goal conversion currently operating in Europe’s top leagues.
Daniel Sturridge – 3.6 shots per goal for Liverpool in the Premier League
While Wayne Rooney may be a more prolific scorer for his nation, Sturridge has been far more lethal than his national teammate in the English top-flight this term, with the Red Devils’ forward averaging a goal every six shots.
The Liverpool striker is even money to follow up his last gasp penalty against Montenegro with further scoring antics against Poland at Wembley.
Pedro – 2.6 shots per goal for Barcelona in La Liga
The Barcelona man has netted five times in La Liga this term, leaving him three strikes behind Lionel Messi in the club’s scoring charts.
However, having had 21 less shots than the Ballon d’Or monopoliser he’s operating on a plateau of efficiency above even the great Argentinean and is a strong fancy at 7/10 to add to his 13 goals in 33 appearances for his country against Georgia.
Ivan Rakitic – 3.75 shots per goal for Sevilla in La Liga
Another man who has been the model of goal-getting efficiency in Spain during 2013/14 is Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic who is likely to operate on the right of an attacking three behind Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic in Scotland.
While Mandzukic has needed a shot per game more to notch his four Bundesliga net-bulgers at the head of affairs for Bayern, his international colleague has equalled the centre-forward’s league total for this term despite playing in midfield for his club.
He can backed at a handsome 15/4 to notch for the Croatians as a result.