Hamilton v Celtic (Sat Dec 26th 2020)
Updated: Mar 3, 2021
Celtic 3 (Edouard PEN 49, Griffiths 54, Turnbull 74)
Edouard was brought down for Cetlic's first, then Edouard set up Griffiths and for the third McGregor's cross was headed on to the post by Edouard and Turnbull was sharp to the rebound.
Celtic had an NP xG of 3.23 while Hamilton's was NP xG of 0.11, which was the lower again than last week's which was the lowest of the season so far. Celtic's 3.23 has their 2nd highest of the season (2nd to the other game versus Hamilton on the first day of the season).
Celtic had 23 shots with 8 being on target. Possession was 74% with 825 touches. Celtic had 7 corners and touches in the box were 41 (joint best this season). Total Passes were 639 with a Passing accuracy of 88%. Celtic had 25 crosses. Possession in the final third was 35% and Celtic passes in the final third were 248.
Edouard was man of the match due to his stats. He had 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots, 53 touches, 34 passes, 79% pass rate, 4 successful dribbles out of 6 attempted and had 12 touches in the box.
Jullien missed out all together and was replaced by Bitton. Taylor came back in for Laxalt.
Celtic lined up with;
- Frimpong, Bitton, Ajer and Taylor
- Christie, Turnbull and McGregor
- Edouard and Griffiths
Johnston, Ajeti, Klimala and Elyounoussi came on as subs with Johnston getting his 4th appearance in a row since coming back from injury.
Key note - Celtic's diamond now had been played for 2 games and the stats for both attacking and defensively were at the best of the season.
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