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Hearts v Celtic (Match Stats)


Hearts 0 xG 0.49 Celtic 3 xG 2.88 (Mooy 2, Kyogo 45 and Carter-Vickers 80) Celtic's xG increasing quarter by quarter and the 2.88 xG was the highest Celtic have had against Hearts this season.

Celtic's xGD of 2.39 was the 2nd highest of any away game this season with only Tannadice (9-0) being more.


Celtic's left hand side is usually more dominant but 49% of Celtic's attacks came down the right hand side in this game with only 27% down the left. That was the highest this season for the right hand side and the lowest for the left. It was 41% and 23% for right and left hand sides for xG created.


Celtic's xG of 2.08 was less than this season's average of 2.35. The 0.69 xG for Hearts was the highest Non Penalty xG since the game against Rangers in January. Celtic's 11 shots at goal and 3 on target were the 2nd lowest of the season with only that Rangers game in January any lower. Although 9 of the 11 shots were from inside the box and at 82% of shots being in the box that is the highest % of the season.


Celtic had 493 accurate passes in this game and that was up 7% from the last game at Tynecastle.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor

  • Mooy, McGregor and Hatate

  • Jota, Kyogo and Haksabanovic

There were 5 changes to the line up from the midweek game with Hearts with Ralston, Bernabei, O'Riley, Abada and Maeda dropping out and Johnston, Taylor, Hatate, Haksabanovic and Jota replaced them.


Maeda was out of the squad altogether with an injury.

Kobayashi, Abada, O'Riley, Oh and Iwata came on as subs for Starfelt, Haksabanovic, Mooy, Kyogo and Hatate. Carter-Vickers made the most passes again as he did in midweek, this time with 72. Johnston received the most passes with 68. 28 of them coming from Carter-Vickers.

Best contributors for xG were Kyogo 0.97, Oh 0.58 and Hatate 0.37. For xA it was McGregor 0.58, Johnston 0.39 and O'Riley 0.30.

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