RB Leipzig have produced many talented players in recent times. One such player who has done well for Leipzig in the Bundesliga is their left-back David Raum. The 24-year-old is a dynamic presence on the left flank with his runs and crosses. His good performances earned him a place for Germany in the World Cup. He played all three group matches for Germany and was particularly impressive against Spain. With a goal and an assist in 14 matches, Raum plays an important role for Leipzig. Therefore, we take a look at his stats from this season to understand how his first season has gone for Leipzig.
Season so far
David Raum has made 14 appearances this season, starting 12, and coming off the bench in two matches. He has a goal and an assist to his name in the league and has been impressive.
The above visual shows David Raum’s percentile rank compared to other left-backs in the Bundesliga. He has decent stats in all departments. Defensively, he is ranked in the top 74.4 percentile for defensive duels per game but is ranked below average in aerial duels. At the same time, he has good stats for dangerous passes per 90 minutes and is ranked in the top 73.57 percentile for the same. In attack, Raum is ranked in the top 65.1 percentile for dribbles per game and the top 60.4 percentile for touches in the opponent’s penalty area.
The above visual shows Raum’s defensive territory this season. He is ranked in the top 74.4 percentile for defensive duels per game and makes an average of 6.87 defensive duels per game with a success rate of 59.5%. As the pizza chart suggested, he doesn’t make many aerial duels and makes only around 1.87 aerial duels per game with a success rate of 45.5%. But he has made some crucial interceptions in the defensive third for RB Leipzig. Raum makes an average of 3.68 interceptions per game.
The above visual shows David Raum’s penetrating carries from the current Bundesliga season. With an average of 2.05 dribbles per game and 48% success, Raum has made 39 penetrating carries this season. He is fast and gets forward very often, providing an extra attacking option for Leipzig. Apart from these dribbles, Raum also makes around 1.23 progressive runs per game.
On the wing
As an overlapping left-back, Raum effectively plays as a left winger. With his dribbles and crosses, Raum creates good attacking threats through the left wing. Raum, who positions himself in the offensive zone more often than not, plays around 4.45 crosses per game with 20.4% success. He also takes on players and makes around 4.34 offensive duels per game with a win rate of 50.9%. Leipzig has some good forwards who can make head crosses, but these crosses prove to be very dangerous.
Last season, David Raum played in the Bundesliga, but for another club. He was brought in from Hoffenheim at the start of the season impressed by his performance for them. In the 2021/22 season, Raum made around 5.71 defensive duels per game with 63.1% success and an average of 2.08 aerial duels per game with 41.2% success. As for interceptions, he made around 3.24 interceptions per game last season, a figure that has seen a rise this season.
The above visual compares the radars of David Raum and Alphonso Davies, who is one of the best left-backs in the Bundesliga. David Raum has better stats in dangerous passes per game, aerial duels, and progressive passes per 90 minutes, while Alphonso Davies has better stats in all other metrics.
David Raum contributes to both Leipzig’s offence and defence equally. And therefore, the odds in the 1×2 market are likely to go up a bit. While the underlines are expected to rise even by a small margin as he provides some defensive quality to the backline,
David Raum’s move to RB Leipzig this summer can be called as a success looking at his performance so far for the club. He has also produced some good performances for his national team when called upon. Raum will be raring to go again as the Bundesliga season is about to restart.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine