Evaluating the strength of a teams midfield is not easy. At 1vs1 we look at a value called Pass Progression Value (PPV). We measure the ability of players to play the pass into dangerous zones and to create chances. Espanyol has a PPV value of 0.18 and Newcastle United has a value of 0.16. Within the team of Espanyol Nicolas Melamed Melamed Ribaudo has a total value of 0.47 and in the team of Newcastle United the best player is Matt Ritchie.
Based on all statistical information we believe that currently Newcastle United is the better team. Please feel free to discuss with us – the comment box is below. We will be happy to reply.