Here’s why we’re expecting over 30 Victor Osimhen goals this season

Here’s why we’re expecting over 30 Victor Osimhen goals this season
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The Italian Serie A will be back this weekend and many expect Victor Osimhen goals this season to see a significant improvement.

At Goalball Live, we hold the same opinion. There are a number of reasons why we believe the Super Eagles striker will score a lot more than he did last season in the Serie A.

One of them is that he is currently one of the world’s most valuable players, who has clubs fighting over his signature.

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Below are more reasons why we expect more than 30 Victor Osimhen goals this season in Italy.

Serie A 2023/24 details and expectations for Osimhen goals this season

When is the 2023/24 Serie A season starting?

The 2023/24 Serie A season kicks off on Saturday 19 August 2023 with 2022/23 league champions Napoli taking on newly-promoted side Frosinone. The match will be played a 5:30 PM alongside the Empoli vs Hellas Verona clash.

Pundits expect the first of many Victor Osimhen goals this season in that match. You can read our predictions for the 2023/24 Serie A season here.

When are Napoli fixtures in the 2023/24 Serie A season?

As stated earlier, Napoli will kick off the new Italian top-flight season with a trip to newly-promoted Frosinone on 19 August 2023 at 5:30 PM.

Without a doubt, we expect to see the first Victor Osimhen goals this season in that tie because it is a gentle way for the Scudetto holders to start a gruelling season. Napoli will close out August with a home game against Sassuolo on 27 August. You can read all about Napoli's fixtures here.

How many goals for Victor Osimhen last season?

Victor Osimhen scored 38 goals in all competitions that fell under the 2022/23 club football and international calendar.

He took home the Capocannoniere award for the highest goalscorer in Serie A after scoring 26 goals in 32 league appearances.

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He scored five goals in six UEFA Champions League matches for the Partenopei, as they exited the tournament in the quarter-finals. He added seven to his tally while playing for Nigeria in the AFCON 2023 qualifiers fixtures to become the highest goal scorer of this edition.

Why we expect over 30 Victor Osimhen goals this season

It is important to note that Victor Osimhen achieved last season’s numbers while suffering a few knocks that kept him out for as long as three weeks at a stretch. He was also prevented from playing a number of matches to rest him.

His fitness has improved this season and as he continues to get better and enjoy more of the limelight, 30 Victor Osimhen goals this season in the Serie A will be the least that Nigeria national football team fans will celebrate.

Over the years since the 24-year-old striker started to take centre stage with his incredible ability as a striker, his minute-per-goal ratio has seen a significant increase every season.

In the 2022/23 season, the former LOSC Lille man averaged 0.91 goals every 90 minutes in the 32 games he played for Napoli. That was better than his 0.70 goals expected per 90 minutes.

In 2021/22, he scored 14 goals from 27 appearances, which is a ratio of 0.63 goals per 90 minutes. The same trend is noticeable from 2018/19 and now that we are in the 2023/24 season, we expect him to maintain a 0.91 goals per 90 minutes ratio or hit a goal per 90 minutes ratio.

New Napoli manager Rudi Garcia is an attacking coach who made waves for his special style of football in France before he left the drama of European football for a while. He has already shown what he can do with Osimhen in pre-season, which also gives us the assurance that Osimhen goals this season will be his best return yet.

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

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