Livingston v Celtic (Match Stats)


Livingston 0

xG 0.24


Celtic 3

xG 2.47

(Kyogo 9, Taylor 53 and Jota 87)


Celtic didn't create many clear cut chances until the 80th minute and their first half xG of 0.52 was their lowest of the season.


Livingston's open play xG at 0.03 was the lowest of any opponent this season.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Jenz and Taylor

  • Mooy, O'Riley and Hatate

  • Forrest, Kyogo and Haksabanovic


Turnbull had the most xA at 0.38.


Joe Hart had 100% passing accuracy.


Celtic had 5.3 PPDA (Passes per defensive action) which was Celtic's 3rd lowest in the league this season. St Johnstone was the lowest with Kilmarnock the second lowest. The average for the season is 7.01.


Celtic had 311 passes in the final third and that was the most Celtic have had this season.

So a game of Celtic totalling dominating the ball and Livingston defending deep and not aiming to give too much away. Therefore not as much chance creation as normal for Celtic but a controlled performance that had Livingston with not much chance of winning.


Summary;

  • Performance - A non penalty xGD of 1.44 mainly down to the Livingston chances being restricted. Livingston having just 0.24 xG.

  • Match Trends - Lowest first half xG of the season in a calm and controlled performance.

  • Player watch - Taylor had the most accurate passes (86), 15 passes into the final third, 0.26 xA and scored a great goal from a 0.03 xG chance.


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