Celtic 4 xG 1.50 (McGregor 2, Hatate 13 and 76 and Abada 89) Aberdeen 0 xG 0.27
A third of Celtic's xG came in the first quarter of the match. With the game all but done in the 13th minute as Celtic went 2-0 up that would explain the fact that Celtic's total xG was only 1.5 which was the 4th lowest of the season (behind Rangers away, St Mirren away and Motherwell away).
Post Shot xG was 2.38 and at 59% more than xG that was the 2nd highest % variance to xG of the season. However Celtic's xG per shot was only 0.075 which was the 3rd lowest of the season. The second lowest at 0.072 was also against Aberdeen.
Celtic had 832 passes in the game and that was their second highest of the season with the highest being the previous game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
34% of Celtic's attacks came through the centre and again that was the second highest of the season behind the Pittodrie game.
Continuing the theme Celtic's midfield had 36% of the team's total passes again only second to the Pittodrie game where it was 42%.
Callum McGregor had 109 passes and even Iwata had 50 passes and he didn't come on until 63 minutes.
Greg Taylor received the most passes (at 97) with 23 of them coming from McGregor.
Celtic lined up with;
Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor
O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate
Jota, Oh and Maeda
Celtic had three changes from last week's game against St Johnstone. O'Riley, Hatate and Oh coming in for Turnbull, Mooy and Kyogo with Turnbull and Mooy out of the squad altogether. They were replaced in the squad by Ralston and Bernabei who were on the bench.
Abada, Haksabanovic, Iwata, Kyogo and Forrest came on as subs for Jota, Maeda, O'Riley, Oh and Hatate. Top contributors in this match for Celtic were for xG were; Hatate 1.09 (0.43 xG & 0.66 xA), O'Riley 0.50 (0.23 & 0.20), Johnston 0.47 (0.03 & 0.41), Jota 0.42 (0.23 & 0.19), Abada 0.27 (0.13 & 0.14) and McGregor 0.26 (0.06 & 0.20). Sponsored by YnoT Business Solutions
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