Dundee Utd v Celtic (Match Stats)
Dundee Utd 1 xG 0.81 (Levitt 72) Celtic 1 xG 1.63 (Giakoumakis 53)
Again the 60-75 minute mark throws up some interesting stats. Not the lowest for Celtic touches this time but Dundee Utd did have their most touches during this period and again Celtic conceded during this period.
That's 8 league goals conceded during this period with the nearest to this being the 45-60 minute period where Celtic have conceded 4 goals. Dundee Utd's goal was the first time Carter-Vickers and Hart had conceded a league goal in the last 20 minutes this season (in the league). I suppose you can say they haven't conceded in the last 18 minutes this season now.
Celtic finished strong with 77% in the final 15 minute period looking for that elusive winner to finish off the season in style.
Celtic lined up with; - Hart - Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor - O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate
- Abada, Giakoumakis and Forrest
Four changes from Saturday with Hatate back in for Turnbull and a straight swap Rogic, Turnbull, Jota, Maeda and Kyogo all came on as subs.
Celtic's midfield 3 positions (5 players including the subs) had 23% of the team's total passes and that was the lowest this calendar year. The average is 29%. The back 5 (including Hart) had 63% and that was the most this calendar year.
Celtic had 56 long balls which was the 2nd highest this season (highest was 59 away to Aberdeen in October) and the average this season has been 42.
This season 35% of attacks have come down the right (with 40% down the left) but in this game Ralston's prominence contributed to the team having 46% of the attacks down the right. Ralston had 130 touches and that was the highest of any player on the pitch.
Abada had 39 passes and that is his 2nd highest of the season (Home v St Mirren in August was his highest with 44) and this follows Maeda having his highest amount of passes on Saturday.
Top for xG was Giakoumakis on 0.62 and top for xA was Ralston with 0.55.
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