There’s often emphasis placed on home advantage in football and several sides in Europe have certainly enjoyed home comforts during the current campaign.
A number of teams have thrived in front of their own supporters this season and we’ve looked at the five teams to have scored the most goals at home in all competitions in 2022/23.
Here are the five teams from Europe’s top five leagues to have scored the most goals at home this season.
5. Real Madrid – 57
Real Madrid boast one of the most impressive stadiums in European football and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium has been treated to some great goals during the current campaign.
The Spanish giants have been unable to defend the La Liga and Champions League titles won last season, but have secured Copa del Rey, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup successes under Carlo Ancelotti.
No side in La Liga has scored more goals in home fixtures than Real Madrid (41) this season, while Los Blancos have beaten the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on home soil.
4. Borussia Dortmund – 58
Borussia Dortmund are one win away from the Bundesliga title with Edin Terzić’s side top of the table heading into the final weekend.
Dortmund boast the division’s best home record and have taken 43 points from their 16 home games. Only Bayern Munich can match their 53 goals scored in home games in the Bundesliga this season, while Dortmund scored a further five home goals in the Champions League, including a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Round of 16.
Dortmund – who have not been crowned champions in Germany since the 2011/12 season – host Mainz on Saturday and will win the Bundesliga with victory at the Westfalenstadion.
3. Manchester United – 65
Manchester United have competed on multiple fronts this season with the Red Devils having impressed during Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge.
United need just one point from their final two Premier League fixtures to confirm Champions League qualification for next season and have also reached both domestic cup finals.
United beat Newcastle to win the Carabao Cup in February and will face Manchester City in the FA Cup final on June 3, as part of a mammoth campaign that will see the club play 62 games in all competitions.
Ten Hag’s team have scored 65 goals in home fixtures this season, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all beaten at Old Trafford in the Premier League. Remarkably, United were drawn at home in eight of their nine domestic cup ties in 2022/23.
2. Bayern Munich – 66
Bayern Munich rank second in Europe for home goals scored despite a disappointing season at the Allianz Arena.
The Bavarians are facing the prospect of a season without major silverware for the first time since 2011/12.
Thomas Tuchel’s side exited both the DFB-Pokal and Champions League earlier in the campaign and the club’s title defence is out of their own hands, as Bayern trail Borussia Dortmund by a point in the title race heading into the final weekend.
Their situation comes despite scoring 66 goals at home in all competitions this season. Bayern have scored 4+ goals in SEVEN home fixtures in the Bundesliga alone, with Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg among the clubs to have suffered heavy defeats in Munich.
- Manchester City – 100
Manchester City have scored a staggering 34 more home goals than any other side, having reached a century of goals at the Etihad during the club’s 1-0 win over Chelsea last weekend.
Julian Alvarez netted the 100th home goal of what has been a sensational season for Pep Guardiola’s side, who have won a fifth Premier League title in six seasons and are chasing a treble.
City’s big wins at home include that 4-0 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, while Manchester United (6-3), Liverpool (4-1), Arsenal (4-1), RB Leipzig (7-0) and Bayern Munich (3-0) have all been on the wrong end of Etihad embarrassments this season.
Guardiola’s side have been the best team in Europe this season and will hope to cement that status in the coming weeks. Cup final opponents Manchester United (FA Cup) and Inter Milan (Champions League) might just be grateful those meetings are not being played at the Citizens’ home fortress.