Urawa Red Diamonds signed Dutch striker Bryan Linssen from Feyenoord in 2022. The 32-year-old has played for Groningen and Vitesse and is now looking to make his mark in the J League. His side finished ninth last season, and the Dutchman only featured in four league matches. Now in his first full season at the club, Linssen will look to create an impact as he did for Feyenoord in his short spell there. The Urawa Red Diamonds are sitting at the bottom of the league after two matches. We look at some of Bryan Linssen’s stats to see how the Dutchman can help his team overcome its early struggles and reach new heights in the league.
A decent 2021/22 season
Bryan Linssen was a regular part of Feyenoord’s set-up in the 2021/22 season. The Dutchman played 34 matches and scored 13 goals along with six assists. This shows that Linssen is an overall team player who likes to contribute on every side of the field for his team. The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player in comparison to other strikers in the Eredivisie. Linssen was ranked high for goal contributions and for attempting shots. He also manages to take touches inside the opposition’s penalty box and was ranked highly. Overall, he had a decent season playing as the number nine for his side.
Bryan Linssen featured as a number nine and as an attacking midfielder in some of the matches for Feyenoord. His heatmap shows that the striker likes to drift towards the right side and averaged 4.46 touches inside the penalty box per 90 minutes.
Linssen scored 13 goals from 77 shots that he attempted throughout the season. The 32-year-old averaged 3.01 shots per 90 minutes and had a 40.3% accuracy rate. The above viz shows that Linssen finds space outside the six-yard box to score goals. He has taken very few shots from the edge of the six-yard box. Another key observation is that the Dutchman is clinical with his finishing on the keeper’s right side. He will look to add more goals to his overall tally.
The 32-year-old also has a creative side to his game as well. He provided six assists for his side in the 2021/22 season. Bryan Linssen averaged 16.07 passes per 90 minutes in that season. He attempted 1.52 passes to the final third and 1.92 passes to the penalty box. The shot assists map above shows that the player created these chances from left, right, and centre. His shot assists were simple passes delivered to the feet of the teammate.
Bryan Linssen has already an assist to his name for Urawa Red Diamonds. He will look to add more in the season.
Bryan Linssen will have a slight effect on the betting odds. As per the 1×2 betting odds, Urawa’s odds rate will fall against the weaker opponents when Linssen is playing in the team. The over goals are also expected to thrive.
The 32-year-old will look to make his mark in European football. He carries a lot of creativity and experience to take his side to new heights in the future. Urawa Red Diamonds will hope that the striker gives his best in the final years of his career.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine