Ross County v Celtic (Match Stats)
Ross County 0 xG 0.4 Celtic 2 xG 3.26 (Jota PEN 45+5 and Bernabei 90+5) Celtic's xG of 3.26 was their 2nd highest of the season for an away game (after Dundee Utd away). However Celtic's 213 final third passes was well down on the 361 final third passes versus St Mirren in their last away game.
Starfelt made the most passes with 96, with Carter-Vickers next on 87 and Iwata not too far behind on 81. It was a similar story for passes received with Starfelt and Carter-Vickers on 67 each and Iwata on 62.
Most of Iwata's passes were to Johnston (13).
Celtic lined up with;
Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor
O'Riley, Iwata and McGregor
Jota, Kyogo and Maeda
There was one change to the line up from last weekend with Iwata coming in for the injured Hatate. Out of the squad altogether were still Forrest and Mooy and they were joined by Hatate, Ralston and Abada in not being included in the match day squad. Welsh, Vata and Iwata coming into the squad to replace them. Young Ben Summers also retaining his place in the squad.
Bernabei, Turnbull, Oh, Haksabanovic and Vata all came on as subs and Bain, Kobayashi, Summers and Welsh were unused subs.
Best contributors for xG were Jota 1.33, Oh 0.73 and Kyogo 0.3. For xA it was O'Riley 0.45, Bernabei 0.44 and Johnston 0.34.
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