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Celtic v Dundee (Match Preview)

Probabilities for the match are - Celtic 84%, Dundee 5% and 11% the draw.

Not as strong favourites this time for Celtic as they were against St Johnstone which was 90%. Dundee were away to St Johnstone in their last game and the lined up with the following;

  • 31 Trevor Carson

  • 6 Jordan McGhee, 5 Joe Shaughnessy, 12 Ricki Lamie and 3 Owen Beck

  • 23 Malachi Boateng

  • 16 Zach Robinson, 19 Finlay Robertson, 17 Luke McCowan and 7 Scott Tiffoney

  • 9 Amandou Bakayoko

Subs used were attacking midfielder Ryan Howley (for Robertson), defensive midfielder Mohamad Sylla (for Boateng), left winger Charlie Reilly (for Tiffoney) and striker Zak Rudden (for Bakayoko).

Unused subs were keeper Adam Legzdins, right back Cammy Kerr, central defender Lee Ashcroft, right back Josh Mulligan and central midfielder Lyall Cameron.

  • Trevor Carson played 40 games for St Mirren last season

  • ex-Hearts Jordan McGhee has been at Dundee since 2019

  • Joe Shaughnessy was signed from St Mirren in the summer after playing 113 games for them

  • Ricki Lamie was signed in the summer from Motherwell after 100 games for them

  • Owen Beck is an ex-Liverpool academy player

  • Malachi Boateng was signed from Crystal Palace in the summer

  • Zach Robinson has been at Dundee since July 2022. He has 2.47 xG this season which is the best in the league. He has this from 348 minutes played and he has 0.2 xA.

  • Finlay Robertson is a Dundee B team player who played 10 games on loan at Cove

  • Luke McCowan has scored 16 goals in 83 appearances for Dundee and has 0.65 xG and 0.93 xA after 360 minutes so far this season.

  • ex-Livingston Scott Tiffoney scored 25 goals for Partick Thistle in 87 games and signed for Dundee in the summer. He has 0.96 xG and 0.56 xA from 183 minutes so far this season.

  • Amadou Bakayoko is on loan from Forest Green Rovers and has 0.3 xG and 0.5 xA from 354 minutes so far this season

In the game against St Johnstone the had one change from the previous week against Hearts with Lamie coming in for Kerr and McGhee moving to right back.

In the game against Ross County best for xG was Tiffoney 0.85 and best for xA was Bakayoko and McCowan on 0.32. Best for xG per 90 so far this season is Robinson on 0.64 (5th) and Mulligan on 0.52 (11th).

In the last game against St Johnstone away they drew 2-2 and had 1.45 xG for and 1.75 xG conceded. Their post shot xG was 1.86 while St Johnstone's was 1.67. Dundee's possession in the game was only 38%.

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