Updated: Feb 16
(Maeda 16, Hatate 77 PEN & 90+5, Oh 80 and O'Riley 90)
St Mirren 1
xG 1.20 (O'Hara 87 PEN)
Taylor Sent Off 75 St Mirren's xG was the highest against Celtic at Celtic Park this season domestically. It was the 4th highest of the season overall with Rangers (away), Hearts (away) and Kilmarnock (Hampden) being the 3 that were higher.
However their 0.76 for the penalty had a big impact on that.
Non Penalty xG then being 2.84 v 0.44 and Post Shop NP xG was 2.59 v 0.06.
The 4th quarter of the game being Celtic's most productive for chances (even if you take out the penalty).
Celtic lined up with;
Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor
Mooy, McGregor and Turnbull
Jota, Kyogo and Maeda
One change from last week with Turnbull coming in for Hatate. The rest of the squad was the same as last week.
Abada, O'Riley, Hatate, Oh and Haksabanovic coming on as subs for Kyogo, Mooy, Turnbull, Jota and Maeda.
Starfelt had the most passes at 113 but it was Johnston's 92 and Hart's 46 that were noticeable. Johnston's well up from his 51 versus St Johnstone and Hart's was the most he's had this season domestically.
Callum McGregor's 51 was the lowest he's had since the game against Rangers in September.
Greg Taylor received the most passes (89) with 43 of them coming from Starfelt.
Top contributors in this match for Celtic were for xG were Oh 1.05, Hatate 1.03, Abada 0.54 and Maeda 0.47. Post Shot xG for them being 0.76, 1.07, 0 and 0.39.
For xA the best contributors were O'Riley 0.59, Abada 0.50, Mooy 0.44 and Haksabanovic 0.23.
O'Riley had no assists in this game despite 0.59 expected assists. However he still remains the top in Scotland this season for assists with 9.
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