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Hearts v Celtic (Match Stats)


Hearts 1

xG 0.73

(Shankland 64)


Celtic 4

xG 3.98

(O'Riley 4, Maeda 23, Kyogo 51 and Iwata 81)


Celtic had 2.92 xPts in this game which was their highest of the season due to an xG of 3.98 and Non Penalty xG of 3.2 which was also the highest of the season.


Celtic's Non Penalty xG per shot of 0.178 was also their highest of the season.


Celtic had 19 shots at goal,

Strangely though Celtic had no shots at goal during the 2nd quarter of the match.

O'Riley made 59 passes and that was the most of the midfielders and that's the first time this season O'Riley has had the most passes of the midfielders.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales and Taylor

  • O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate

  • Maeda, Kyogo and Palma

Celtic started with the same line up as the previous week against Kilmarnock.


There was one change to the squad with Turnbull coming in for Holm.


Forrest, Yang and Oh came on as subs like they did last week. Iwata and Bernardo also came on as subs in this game. They came on for Palma, Hatate, Maeda, Kyogo and McGregor. Oh came on as a sub for the 8th game in a row.


Unused subs were Bain, Phillips, Ralston and Turnbull.


Best performers in this game for xG were Maeda 1.26 and Hatate 0.95 and best for xA were Palma 0.47 and Taylor 0.28. Top goal contributor was Maeda on 1.30.


Top rated players were O'Riley 8.4, Kyogo 8.1 and Carter-Vickers 7.9 and the lowest rated were Taylor 7.0, Maeda 7.1 and Scales 7.2.




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