Hound Pretty sure if a keeper knows where the ball is going, they’ll save it more often than not. If you just keep practising hitting the ball in the same spot, the keeper will obvs scout it out and know exactly where it’s going
There's some very interesting (to some of us!) analysis done here on the best places to put a penalty.
https://www.thestatszone.com/archive/st ... alty-13886
Conclusions from the analysis - top third of the goal is high risk, high reward. i.e., keeper is less likely to save it, but taker is more likely to hit woodwork or miss altogether. Percentage of total scored is lower than other options
Best scoring rates - straight down the middle - i.e., exactly where Meite placed it!
However, that's partly because keepers mostly dive one way or the other. If the keeper knows Meite usually puts it straight down the middle, he'll stay where he is.