GLASGOW. Celtic tops Hibernian with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. Maeda (4′) and a penalty scored by J. Juranovic (25′).
The match was played at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow on Monday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was William Collum assisted by Frank Connor and Gary Hilland. The 4th official was Craig Napier. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 4 degrees Celsius or 39.15 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 90%.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Celtic was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Hibernian that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Celtic was putting more pressure with 58 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Celtic won the match.
Celtic shot 21 times, 5 on target, 16 off target. Talking about the opposition, Hibernian shot 5 times, 0 on target, 5 off target.
Celtic received 1 yellow card (T. Rogic). On the opposite side, Hibernian received 2 yellow cards (J. Doyle-Hayes and R. Bushiri).
After playing this match, Celtic will have 48 points to hold in the 2nd place. Talking about the opposition, Hibernian will stay with 29 points to remain in the 5th place.
In the next match in the Premiership, Celtic will host Rangers on the 2nd of February with a 20-19 head to head statistic in favor of Celtic (8 draws).
Hibernian will host Hearts on the 1st of February with a 20-11 head to head in favor of Hearts (14 draws).
Celtic – Formation
Celtic started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Angelos Postecoglou decided to play with the following team: Joe Hart, Josip Juranović , Cameron Carter-Vickers , Carl Starfelt , Greg Taylor , Tom Rogić , Callum McGregor , Reo Hatate , Liel Abada , Daizen Maeda and James Forrest .
The home team had on the bench: Scott Bain, Liam Scales, Stephen Welsh, Anthony Ralston, James McCarthy, Yosuke Ideguchi, Michael Johnston , Jota and Giorgos Giakoumakis .
Celtic made 4 changes: D. Maeda for G. Giakoumakis (74′), R. Hatate for Y. Ideguchi (75′), L. Abada for M. Johnston (75′) and J. Forrest for Jota (82′).
Best player: Josip Juranović
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Celtic was Josip Juranović.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 74 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 10 crosses.
Hibernian – Formation
Hibernian started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Shaun Maloney played with: Matt Macey, Rocky Bushiri Kiranga , Paul Hanlon , Josh Doig , Christopher Cadden , Joe Newell , Jake Doyle Hayes , Josh Campbell , Drey Wright , Martin Boyle and Kevin Nisbet .
They had on the bench: Maciej Dabrowski, Lewis Stevenson, Chris Mueller, Scott Allan , Jamie Murphy , Christian Doidge, Steven Elder, Melker Hallberg, Steven Elder and James Scott .
Hibernian made 5 changes: J. Campbell for J. Murphy (57′), J. Doig for L. Stevenson (66′), K. Nisbet for J. Scott (66′), J. Newell for S. Allan (75′) and D. Wright for S. Bradley (75′).
Best player: Rocky Bushiri Kiranga
The player that probably impressed the most for Hibernian was Rocky Bushiri Kiranga.
His rating iswith 65 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.