(Hatate 5 & 42, Abada 44)
Before the game the probabilities were 44% Celtic, 29% Rangers and 27% the draw.
Rangers had more possession in this game and it is a nice change from Celtic having all of the possession and not winning. Rangers had 55% possession for the game but Celtic controlled when & where Rangers had that possession.
Celtic actually had 66% in the first 15 minutes and 78% in the first 9 minutes.
However a measure that gives a better reflection of the game is 1st half xG which was 1.7 for Celtic and 0.07 for Rangers. Meaning Rangers would have to play that 1st half 15 times to score 1 goal in total. Celtic would score 25 goals in those 15 matches. So playing that 1st half 15 times the score would be 25-1 to Celtic.
Celtic lined up with;
- Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor
- O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate
- Abada, Giakoumakis and Jota
Maeda, Forrest, McCarthy, Soro and Doak came on for Giakoumakis, Abada, Hatate, Jota and O'Riley.
Juranovic my was personal man of the match however Hatate was rated top player for WhoScored and FotMob with 9.4 and 9.2.
Hatate score 2 goals from an expected goals chances of 3% and 4%. So shots from those positions would result in a goal 1 in 33 and 1 in 25 of the time. Excellent finishing. He also created a chance for Abada that gave Abada a 65% scoring chance.
There were on 24 fouls in total (14 by Celtic and 10 Rangers) and the majority were outwith the width of the penalty area.
That's 75 fouls awarded against Celtic and 57 against Rangers in the last 5 games. Only 43% of the fouls going against Rangers.
17% of Rangers attacks came through the middle whereas in the previous 3 games against Rangers they had 24%, 24% and 23% of their attacks down the middle.
Before the game Celtic had a 50% chance of winning the league and that changed to 62% after the game.
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