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Celtic v St Mirren (Match Preview)

Match Preview produced for 20MinuteTims

Probabilities for the match are Celtic 80%, St Mirren 6% and 14% for the draw.

Against Hearts at home last weekend St Mirren lined up with the following;

  • 1 Trevor Carson

  • 23 Ryan Strain, 22 Marcus Fraser, 4 Joe Shaughnessy, 5 Richard Taylor and 3 Scott Tanser

  • 11 Greg Kiltie, 13 Alex Gogic and 6 Mark O’Hara

  • 21 Alex Greive and 10 Curtis Main

Coming on as subs were centre back Charles Dunne, midfielder Keanu Baccus, left wing back Thierry Small, right winger Lewis Jamieson and midfielder Ryan Flynn. Unused subs were keeper Peter Urminsky, Declan Gallagher, Caolon Boyd-Munce and Kieran Offord.

Player rankings by season ratings so far (FotMob and WhoScored)

1. Ryan Strain

2. Mark O’Hara

3. Curtis Main

4. Keanu Baccus

5. Richard Taylor

6. Declan Gallagher

7. Marcus Fraser

8. Scott Tanser

9. Charles Dunne

10. Joe Shaughnessy

11. Greg Kiltie

12. Alex Gogic

13. Thierry Small

14. Trevor Carson

15. Ryan Flynn

16. Alex Greive

17. Lewis Jamieson

18. Kieran Offord

Peter Urminsky and Caolon Boyd-Munce haven’t played enough for a rating

In the corresponding fixture in January where Celtic won 4-0 St Mirren lined up with the following;

  • 1 Trevor Carson

  • 23 Ryan Strain, 4 Joe Shaughnessy, 31 Declan Gallagher, 18 Charles Dunne and 3 Scott Tanser

  • 17 Keanu Baccus, 16 Ethan Erhahon and 13 Alex Gogic

  • 10 Curtis Main and 7 Jonah Ayunga

In the four previous league fixtures this season (three league and one cup) St Mirren have won one and Celtic have won the other three by four goals. Celtic having the better xGD in all four games at 0.23 (the St Mirren win), 1.67, 1.69 and 2.48.

St Mirren’s xGD graph for their league season is below which shows a dip in their last four games.

In the previous four games against St Mirren this season (three league and one cup) the top Celtic players for xG have been Oh (1.9), Hatate (1.4), Abada (1.4), Kyogo (0.9), O’Riley (0.8) and Jota (0.7). For Post Shot xG it is Oh (1.77), Hatate (1.6), Jota (1.2), Kyogo (1.12), Abada (1.1) and O’Riley (1.1)

For xA it is O’Riley (1.2), Abada (1.1), Jota (1.0), Haksabanovic (0.9) and Mooy (0.9).

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