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Celtic v Dundee (Match Stats)

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

Celtic 3 xG 2.39

(Turnbull 51 PEN, Kyogo 63 and O'Riley 67) Dundee 0 xG 0.72

Celtic only had a Non Penalty xG of 1.6 in this game from 18 non penalty shots. Only 53% of Celtic's shots were in the box (65% last season) resulting in a Non Penalty xG per shot of 0.089. (It was 0.15 before this game for the season so far and it was 0.118 for last season).

Celtic's shooting performance (Post Shot xG / xG) was at +4%.

Kyogo scored from a 36% opportunity and his header gave the keeper no chance as the post shot measure was 91% goal probability.

Celtic continue to concede xG which has been a trend this season and they needed to reply on a great save from Joe Hart from a Luke McCowan effort that had a Post Shot xG of 0.69.

Celtic had a first half xG of 0.3 which was lower than all of Ange's team's in the league over the last two season with the exception of two games. (Versus Rangers at home and Hearts away near the end of last season).

However a strong performance in the 3rd quarter of the game was enough for Celtic to win the game comfortably.

Lagerbielke had the best passing accuracy of the Celtic defenders with 92%. The others had 79% (Taylor), 87% (Scales), 75% (Phillips) and 89% (Johnston).

Palma made 18 successful passes and Yang made 14 despite Palma only being on the pitch 35 minutes compared to Yang's 62 minutes.

Celtic's three wide players (Yang, Maeda and Palma) had 11.5% share of Celtic's total passes and that's higher than any other game this season for the wide players.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Johnston, Phillips, Scales and Taylor

  • O'Riley, McGregor and Turnbull

  • Yang, Kyogo and Maeda

Two changes from the Rangers game with Phillips coming in for his debut in place of Lagerbielke and Yang coming in for the injured Abada.

Also coming into the squad for this game was Paula Bernardo, James Forrest and Reo Hatate (returning from injury) with Kobayashi, Kwon and Bernabei dropping out.

Lagerbielke, Palma, Hatate, Oh and Bernarndo (coming on for his debut) all came on as subs for Phillips, Yang, Turnbull, Kyogo and O'Riley. Bain, Ralston, Holm and Forrest were unused subs. Best performers in this game for Non Penalty xG were Kyogo 0.65 and O'Riley 0.29.

Best for xA for Celtic were McGregor 0.42 and Turnbull 0.20.

Top goal contributor combined was Kyogo with 0.74.

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