Newcastle United host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday in desperate need of three points – meaning they can’t afford to be wasteful in front of goal.
Ahead of this weekend’s clash at St James’s Park, we’ve calculated the Magpies and their top-flight rivals’ current shots-per-goal ratio.
This comes courtesy of data from Wyscout, which has allowed us to work out how many shots it takes Steve Bruce’s men on average before they find the back of the net.
We divided the number of shots each club has registered in the league by the number of goals they have scored so far this season.
And it’s safe to say – it’s not great viewing for Newcastle:
1. 1st - Tottenham Hotspur - 6.4
Jose Mourinho's men have scored 34 goals from 219 attempts so far - the joint-best shots-per-goal ratio in the Premier League. Photo: Pool
2. 2nd - Everton - 6.4
Everton hold the same shots-per-goal ratio as Spurs with a total of 197 shots resulting in 31 goals this season. Photo: Michael Regan
3. 3rd - Manchester United - 6.5
Manchester United, the Premier League's top scorers following a 9-0 win against Southampton, have scored 46 goals from 300 shots in total. Photo: PHIL NOBLE
4. 4th - Leicester City - 6.5
The Foxes have scored 39 times this season from 255 shots at goal. Photo: PETER CZIBORRA