Updated: Dec 3, 2021
Celtic 2 xG 2.25 (Jota 20 and McGregor 60) Aberdeen 1 xG 0.89 (Ferguson 33 PEN) Before kick off our probabilities of winning the game were 73%, a defeat 9% and draw 18%.
Our team line up was; - 15 Hart - 56 Ralston, 20 Carter-Vickers, 57 Welsh and 88 Juranovic - 14 Turnbull, 16 McCarthy and 42 McGregor - 11 Abada, 8 Kyogo and 17 Jota McCarthy coming in for the injured Bitton and Abada coming in for Forrest. Ajeti, Forrest and Johnston came on as subs for Abada, Jota and Kyogo.
Welsh had most touches at 107 and the most accurate passes at 89. Carter-Vickers and McGregor had the best passing accuracy at 95%. Turnbull had 3 key passes and Ralston, McGregor and Jota had 2 each. Top rated player was McGregor on 8.58 and 8.3. xG achieved was Kyogo 0.67, Jota 0.53, Abada 0.37, McGregor 0.3, Turnbull 0.16, Juranovic 0.07, Ralston 0.07, Welsh 0.05 and Forrest 0.04
Aberdeen dominating the last 15 minutes with 63% possession. Possession overall was 61.5% for Celtic and passing accuracy for Celtic was 89%. Aberdeen had 4 shots at goal to Celtic's 20. Aerials won was 60% v 40% in Aberdeen's favour and tackles won was 82% for Celtic and 71% for Aberdeen.
As mentioned in my Preview article https://www.celtictrends.com/post/preview-celtic-v-aberdeen Aberdeen's NP xG was on a downward spiral and their average per game for the last 6 games was 0.93 and they have been under 1 for 5 games now.
Also mentioned was Celtic's NP xGA and that it was down to 0.63 currently.
The game played out to plan with Aberdeen having just 0.1 of NP xG in the game. 0.06 from open play, 0.05 from set play and 0.79 of their xG coming from their penalty.