Mbappe or Lukaku? Lloris or Courtois? Let the stats tell us

July 09, 2018

by xfcedi

griezmann and mbappe - france. ahead of semi final game against Belgium

The first World Cup semi-final brings us a very even game. We’re taking a look at the main duels. We’re using FootballCoin stats as our criteria. Let’s find out who will win.

Kylian Mbappe vs. Romelu Lukaku

Mbappe has been breakout star of the tournament. Few are surprised. The teenager has already enjoyed two great seasons in his native France. At the World Cup, Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele to score multiple goals in the tournament.

Mbappe has scored 151 points in total in the World Cup. His best performance was against Argentina when he scored twice. In France’s last game, against Uruguay, he managed 27 points.

Lukaku is the main striker for a highly efficient Belgium squad. The Manchester United scorer managed 138 points, playing the same number of games as Mbappe.

The stats rarely lie. At the moment Mbappe looks to be the bigger goal threat. Expect a good performance in the semi-final.

Hugo Lloris vs. Thibaut Courtois

Huugo Lloris - FranceLloris has been playing brilliantly in the Premier League for Spurs lately. It’s the reason he won the starting position ahead of other notable French keepers. He’s accumulated 88 points in the World Cup contests in FootballCoin. He’s been scored against 4 points. However, three of the goals came in the 4-3 victory against Argentina.

Courtois has similarly been doing great things in the Premier League, but for Spurs’ London rivals Chelsea. The keeper has managed 141 points in the game. His single unsteady performances came against Japan, when he was scored twice against.

Courtois has managed more points. We’re going to give this round to Belgium.

Antoine Griezmann vs. Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard - belgiumIn a team full of talent, Griezmann is often depended on for a magic trick on the pitch. The player brings plenty of skill and charisma to the team. Sought after by Europe’s biggest clubs each summer, Griezmann is vital to France’s chances. The Atleti star has managed a brilliant score of 161 points in the FootballCoin World Cup. Just in the last game he received 52 points.

Eden Hazard describes himself as being in the same league with Messi and Ronaldo. Stats and skills seem to agree with him. Plus, unlike those players, his team is still in the World Cup. Hazard managed 185 points in total. A player with vision and leadership skills, Hazard will be one to look out for.

Hazard has managed slightly better performances. It’s reflected by his overall score.


Going by stats alone, we’ve determined that Belgium are the favorites against France. Then again, France has slightly more experience in big tournaments.

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