Kasper Junker made a move to J1 League in 2021. He was signed by Urawa Red Diamonds and after spending two seasons at the club, he was sent to Nagoya Grampus for a season-long loan. Now the 29-year-old Norwegian striker is starting to settle into his new club and has delivered some decent performances. His side sits second in the league table, thanks to their defence and Junker’s contributions in the attack. We now look at some of the stats of the player that show why he can be a reliable force in the attack.
A decent start to the 2023 season
Kasper Junker has scored two goals and assisted twice this season. He plays as a lone striker. The above viz shows the touch map of the player from the current season. He has taken 19 touches inside the box, with an average of 4.89 touches per 90 minutes.
The Norwegian has scored two goals from 15 shot attempts. He has managed to hit the target ten times and has shown a lot of accuracy in front of the goal. Junker attempted 11 shots from inside the penalty box, and four came from inside the six-yard box. The 29-year-old scored one goal from the edge of the penalty box. This shows that Junker has the ability to net goals from different angles in the field.
Kasper Junker also has two assists to his name. He has provided five shot assists and one of them led to a goal. Junker is not a prolific passer of the ball but has delivered a few passes to dangerous areas inside the opposition penalty box. He has provided seven passes to the penalty box and four have been delivered.
Another area where Junker has experienced success in the current season is because of his high dribbling success rate. He has attempted 11 dribbles and seven were successful. The striker has won eight fouls and a few in the final third.
What else can the striker offer?
Last season, the striker scored seven goals for Urawa Red Diamonds. He took 39 shots and averaged 2.96 shots per match. Kasper Junker had a high accuracy rate of 56.4%. The touches inside the opposition penalty box were also on the higher side. He averaged 5.01 touches inside the penalty box per 90 minutes.
The Norwegian was unable to provide an assist in the 2022 season. He provided ten shot assists but his teammates struggled to score a goal. Kasper Junker was accurate enough in delivering passes into the opposition penalty box. He averaged 1.82 passes to the penalty box and had a 62.5% accuracy rate.
Last season, the dribbles were also on the higher side. He attempted 38 dribbles and enjoyed a 57.9% success rate. Junker even won a penalty for his team.
This shows that Kasper Junker has been accurate with the actions in front of the goal. He has been consistent enough in the last season and has maintained consistency in the current season.
As per the 1×2 betting odds, Nagoya Grampus’ odds rate will lower when Junker is playing in the team. The over lines are also expected to thrive.
Kasper Junker has made a perfect start for his new club. He has been accurate in his actions and is enjoying a high success rate. The 29-year-old will look to continue his good run and lead his side to success.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine