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Celtic v Hibernian (Match Stats)

Celtic 3

xG 3.96

(Jota PEN 52, Oh 82 and Haksabanovic 90+5)

Hibernian 1

xG 0.90

(Campbell PEN 39)

Celtic's xG of 3.96 was their 2nd highest of the season (after Dundee Utd away) however Hibernian's 0.9 was the 4th highest xGA for Celtic this season.

Celtic's 35 shots at goal was the most this season as was the 24 shots in the box. Their 15 corners was also the most they have had this season as was the 41 crosses.

Hibernian's 40 clearances was the most clearances of any opponent this season.

Celtic's 92% passing accuracy was the joint most this season (along with the game against St Johnstone at home in December). Celtic's 457 final 3rd passes was the 2nd most this season (behind the Aberdeen game at Pittodrie in January).

55% of the game was played in the final 3rd and that is the most of any game this season.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor

  • O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate

  • Jota, Kyogo and Maeda

There were 2 changes to the line up from last weekend with O'Riley and Maeda coming in for Mooy and Haksabanovic. Mooy dropped out the squad altogether as did Iwata. Forrest missed out the squad again and Ben Summers was drafted in from the Celtic B squad.

Turnbull, Abada, Oh, Bernabei and Haksabanovic came on as subs for Hatate, Maeda, O'Riley, Taylor and Kyogo.

15% of Celtic's passes came from the two wide forward positions and that is the joint most of the season for those positions along with the game against Livingston at home in December.

Carter-Vickers made the most passes with 105 however Taylor and Bernabei combined did make 107.

Best contributors for xG were Kyogo 1.21, Jota 1.16 and Starfelt 0.19. For xA it was Jota 1.04, Turnbull 0.33 and Abada 0.27.

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