Cedric Bakambu v Daniel Sturridge: Which striker comes out on top?

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The Liverpool and Villarreal forwards have been compared ahead of their Europa League clash.

Tonight’s Europa League clash between Liverpool and Villarreal will be an interesting fixture for a number of reasons.

The Reds have been made slight favourites for the clash given they managed to overcome the tournament favourites, Borussia Dortmund, in the last round.

Key to their hopes will be their forward line, with Liverpool requiring Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge to be on top form if they are to secure the win they want.

Villarreal are equally dependent on their attacking options, particularly Cedric Bakambu, who has been in fine form in the Europa League this year.

But who has been better this season, Bakambu or Sturridge? Oulala found out by comparing the two.

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And it was a clear win for the Villarreal man, as he came out on top over six stats from the league this season.

So far he has managed more goals than Sturridge, 12 compared to eight, while he has registered three times as many assists, three to one.

He also enjoys a better shot accuracy, 67% to 61% and a higher conversion rate, 26% to 21%.

It is not all bad news for the Liverpool man though, as he has registered more shots per game, 3.3 to 1.5, and managed to equal his rival in chances created per game, 0.4 each.

Nonetheless it is a win for Bakambu, although given Sturridge has played 20 fewer games, he has done well to be as close as he is.

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