Match Stats (Livingston v Celtic)


Livingston 1

xG 0.65

(Shinnie 25)


Celtic 0

xG 0.93


Before kick off our probabilities of winning the game were 69%, a defeat 10% and draw 21%. Our highest for an away game this season.


Our team line up was;

- 15 Hart

- 88 Juranovic, 20 Carter-Vickers, 57 Welsh and 23 Bolingolo

- 18 Rogic, 16 McCarthy and 14 Turnbull

- 11 Abada, 10 Ajeti and 17 Jota


Soro, Bitton and Johnston came on as subs for McCarthy, Welsh and Rogic.


The average player positions are opposite.


Carter-Vickers had the most touches of the ball at 122 closely followed by Bolingoli with 118.


Welsh had the most accurate passes with 97 despite the fact he only played 72 minutes. He had 16% of Celtic's overall accurate passes and had a 93% accuracy which was similar to Hart, Bolingoli and Turnbull. Ajeti and Bitton had 100% but from only 5 and 23 passes respectively.


Many won't agree with this but Turnbull got the highest rating from FotMob and WhoScored with 7.73 and 7.3 ratings and this would be predominately influenced by his 5 shots (3 on target) and 5 key passes. His xG was 0.26 with a Post Shot xG of 0.42 and he had an xA of 0.28. As mentioned above he also had a 93% pass accuracy and he had 6 box touches.


Bolingoli was second best rated with FotMob with 7.5 and he had 9 crosses during the game.


Again we were very left sided in attack with 52% of our attacks down the left and 24% down the right and you can see in the average positions above how the team gravitate to the left.


Our most dominant period of the game for possession was in 60 to 75 minutes and in the first 15 minutes we had the most touches with 190 and overall we had 878 touches.


Our total match possession of 79% was our highest of the season so far eclipsing the 75% we had against Dundee and 41% of possession was in Livingston's defensive final third and that was the second highest this season after St Mirren at home which was 53%.


However it is what you do with that possession and while our average open play xG per game this season is 2.2 today was a totally different story. Today's open play xG was 0.51 and this was our second lowest of the season (behind Midtjylland away).


Our total xG of 0.93 is only the second time this season we have had a match xG of lower than 1 and it is even lower than the xG of 1.3 for the Post Dubai 0-0 draw at Celtic Park v Livingston.


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