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Celtic v Dundee Utd (Match Stats)

Celtic 4 xG 3.07 (Haksabanovic 6 and 34, Kyogo 90 and Abada 90) Dundee Utd 2 xG 1.05 (Fletcher 12 PEN and Levitt 87) For the 5th league game in a row Celtic's xG in the 1st half was lower than 2nd half. The first half ending 0.97 v 0.88 in Celtic's favour for xG.

Dundee Utd's xG total of 1.05 included 0.79 for a penalty therefore they had a Non Penalty xG of only 0.26.

From the 5 minutes possession graph trends Celtic's best spell was 20 to 25 minutes with an incredible 100 % possession. The worst spells being 75 to 80 minutes at only 16.7% possession (and a sign something was coming) and 85 to 90 minutes at 54.1% possession. Overall Celtic had 74.3% possession but more importantly 43% of the game was played in the final third and that's the most of any game this season in the league. (Shakhtar at home was 45%).

The accurate passes trends below which shows the last 15 minutes having the least amount and that includes the injury time too.

Celtic had 631 accurate passes and that's the most in any league game this season overtaking the 630 at Tannadice earlier in the season. This was achieved due to an excellent 91% passing accuracy which is the first time Celtic have got into the 90%+ bracket this year.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Jenz and Bernabei

  • Turnbull, O'Riley and Hatate

  • Haksabanovic, Kyogo and Jota

Top contributors for creating chances (xA) were Jota 0.77, Ralston 0.66, O'Riley 0.44 and Haksabanovic 0.34.

Top contributors for getting into positions to shoot were Giakoumakis 0.72, Kyogo 0.58, Haksabanovic 0.5 and Abada 0.41.

Kyogo remains top of the SPFL on 1.03 xG per 90 for the season so far.

In regards to chance creation for the season so far then, despite false propaganda regarding some other players in the league, it is Haksabanovic that leads the way on 0.69 xA per 90 with Jota, O'Riley, Abada, Turnbull and Mooy making up the rest of the top 6.

Hart had another 100% passing accuracy performance. O'Riley had the most accurate passes alongside Carter-Vickers with 86. Summary;

  • Performance - 43% of the game played in the final third was the most of any game this season and the NP xGD of 2.81 was the 3rd best for Celtic this sesaon.

  • Match Trends - Only 52% of Celtic's xG came in the first half and that's the lowest this season.

  • Player watch - Haksabanovic creating chances (0.34 xA) and scoring chances (0.5 xG and 2 goals) and done so playing only 65 minutes.

Celtic Trends 🍀📈⚽️

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