Match Stats (Celtic v Dundee)


Celtic 3 xG 3.36 (Giakoumakis 34, 38 and 86) Dundee 2 xG 0.86 (Mullen 26 and Sweeney 60)

Celtic were losing for 8 minutes in this match and that's the first time Celtic have been losing in a league game since September 19th.

As per the norm this season Celtic created more expected goals (xG) in the first half with 63% of Celtic's xG coming in the first half.


Celtic xG per shot was 0.177 which is the 3rd best this season and you can see from the shot map how central and close to goal these shots were.


This also doesn't include a few opportunities that were created that flew across the 6 yard box as they aren't included in the xG figure as there was no shot recorded at the end of the moves.


Dundee's xG per shot of 0.215 is the highest Celtic have conceded this season.


Overall Celtic had 81% possession which was the joint 3rd highest of the season. However Celtic did concede again between 60 and 75 minutes and that has been 6 goals conceded now this season in that timeframe.


This season 14% of Celtic's total match touches of the ball have come in the 60 to 75 minute period and this is the lowest of all timeframes. 45 to 60 minutes is the second lowest at 16% with 75 to 90 minutes the highest on 18.3%.


As well as conceding 6 goals within this timeframe Celtic have only scored a total of 6 goals in this timeframe (in the league) meaning Celtic are drawing 6-6 for the whole season in this timeframe. Whereas it is 18-3 for the 15 to 30 minute timeframe.

Celtic had 433 final third passes and at 89% of the combined attacking final third passes that is the best share Celtic have had this season. With Dundee only producing 52 final third passes (11% of the combined total) and this was the lowest of any opponent this season.


Only 13% of the game was played in Celtic's defensive third and that was the lowest of the season as well.


This season 40% of Celtic's attacks have come down the left wing with 34% down the right. In this weekend's game Celtic had 49% down the right (the most in any game) and 32% down the left.


Celtic lined up with; - Hart - Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Juranovic - O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate - Jota, Giakoumakis and Maeda

Rogic, Abada and Bitton came on as subs for Hatate, Maeda and O'Riley.

Ralston had an incredible 145 touches with the second highest (Starfelt) on 119. Forwards don't usually have as high an amount of touches but Jota had 107.


Jota also had 5 key passes and an xA of 0.48 although that wasn't near Ralston who had an xA of 1.11.


Giakoumakis got the perfect hattrick from an xG of 1.4 and Post Shot xG of 1.87 and he also had 0.7 xA.

Joe Hart and Carter-Vickers have still not conceded a single goal in the last 20 minutes this season (for league games). Celtic Trends 🍀📈⚽️

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