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Celtic v St Johnstone (Match Stats)

Updated: Feb 3, 2023

Celtic 4

xG 2.86 (Hatate 14 & 52 and Kyogo 18 & 40)

St Johnstone 1

xG 0.86

(Wright 66)

Celtic's xGA of 0.86 was the third highest of the season after Hearts away and Dundee Utd at home.

Carter-Vickers and Starfelt had 250 passes between them in this game which is a massive increase from 166 versus Livingston and 127 versus Aberdeen.

Top xG contributions in this game were Kyogo with 1.14, Hatate 0.43, Giakoumakis 0.34, Abada 0.24 and Forrest 0.22. Hatate 2nd best again following on from his 2nd best versus Livingston. Top xA contributions were Abada 0.79, Forrest 0.68, O'Riley 0.68, Taylor 0.3, Hatate 0.24 and McGregor 0.22. Abada top xA contributor again.

Kyogo again (similar to the Livingston game) improved his Post Shot xG and this time it was 2.69.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Hatate, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor

  • O'Riley, McGregor and Mooy

  • Forrest, Kyogo and Maeda

Celtic had three changes from the team that started against Livingston with Forrest and Maeda coming in for Abada and Jota and Mooy coming in for Ralston (with Hatate moving to right back).

Abada, Haksabanovic, Jota, Giakoumakis and Turnbull all came on as subs for Forrest, O'Riley, Maeda, Kyogo and Mooy.

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