Dundee got promoted to the Scottish Premiership after finishing second in the 2020-21 Scottish Championship. The Dees have not started well this season and are at the bottom of the table with just three points in eight games. Dundee are one of the two teams that are yet to register a win. Despite conceding the most number of goals Dundee have shown some positives on the pitch.
The team averages 26 positional attacks per 90 and have attempted 223 positional attacks this season. Out of those attacks, 49 attacks have been successfully attempted with a shot. This means that the team has taken 49 shots in the 223 positional shots attempted. These numbers are better than most of the teams above them in the table.
A total of 84 shots have been attempted so far and 32 of them have been on target. The Dundee team averages four shots on target per match. 24 shots on target have been attempted from inside the opposition box and the other eight shots were long-range efforts from outside the opposition 18-yard box.
Dundee have scored five with an xG rate of 8.50. The xG rate is better than five other teams and they have scored less in comparison with them.
Dundee had to defend a lot and the team has been involved in a lot of aerial duels and defensive duels. The team ranks second for the most number of aerial duels contested. Out of the 487 aerial duels contested, Dundee have won 231 duels with a win % of 47. The defensive duels are also contested in high numbers. Once again the Dees are ranked second for the most number of defensive duels with 575 in total. The win % is 60 and the duels won are 345 in number. Adding to this, the team has made the most number of recoveries in the defensive third.
These are the stats from Scottish Championship 2020-21 season. Dundee averaged four shots on target last season and this year the average is a little bit less. The Premiership is a more competitive league and still, the average is almost the same. The match tempo is also similar to that of last year.
Dundee have a low challenge intensity rate and this has led to a leaky defence. The passes allowed per defensive actions rate is ten and the average is better than five other teams. Last year the PPDA rate was almost nine. The challenge intensity is also very low and better than two teams only.
Dundee players have lacked the finishing touch and this is the main reason behind their struggles in the league. The team has better stats than a few of the other teams but scoring fewer goals has not helped their cause. The duels win % is high and the manager would expect that their defence doesn’t leak many goals now. They will surely look to score more goals and move out of the relegation zone.