Since my last report about conversion and shot records for various teams in the EPL, I've been wondering how things were looking so far this season on the shot frequency & conversion front. But instead of analyzing one league at a time, I thought it'd be interesting to compare several leagues together. This has the nice advantage of providing a greater number and range of teams to analyze.
So here we go. Below are average shot frequency and conversion ratios for all teams in the Bundesliga, the EPL, La Liga, and Serie A at the end of 2010 (that is, roughly halfway through the 2010/11 season).
To put things in perspective, keep in mind that, across the leagues this season, the median number of shots taken per team/match has been 12.6, and the median conversion rate has been .27. This means that 50% of teams took more than 12.6 shots and had a conversion rate better than.27 (or 1 goal in 4 shots on target), while 50% of teams shot and converted less well. To help orient readers, I've superimposed a red line to separate the space into those where performance is better than 50% of teams and worse, on these two dimensions.
Here's what else we can see: