Celtic v Hibernian (Sun Sep 27th 2020)
Celtic 3 (McGregor 7, Ajeti 35 and Elyounoussi 79)
Celtic had 2 assists which came from Christie and Turnbull.
Celtic had an NP xG of 1.69 while Hibs had an NP xG of 1.11 which was the first time any opponent had achieved an NP xG over 1 this season.
Celtic had 20 shots with 9 being on target. Possession was 89% with 820 touches. Celtic had only 6 corners and touches in the box were only 24. Two home games in a row had produced the 2nd and 3rd lowest touches in the box this season. Total Passes were 652 with a Passing accuracy of 89%. Long balls were 33 (5%) which was our lowest of the season.
McGregor received a Man of the Match rating due to 90 touches, 3 shots at goal, 1 goal, 94% passing accuracy from 81 passes.
Celtic lined up with;
- Bitton, Duffy and Ajer
- Frimpong, Christie, Brown, McGregor and Taylor
- Elyounoussi and Ajeti
Frimpong came back in for Forrest. Ntcham was dropped and Christie was moved back to midfield and Edouard was dropped again. Elyounoussi and Ajeti were our 5th different partnership in 5 games since going to a 352.
Ntcham came on to maintain his ever present record for all games and Klimala came on to maintain his ever present record in league games. Edouard, Turnbull and Soro also came on.
Key notes from the game - We only had 24 touches in the box which was our 3rd lowest of the season and Hibs had an NP xG of 1.11 which was the first time our opponents in the league had an NP xG of over 1