Stat proves Celtic scoring more goals under Neil Lennon

By Connor Gordon

February 25, 2020

Celtic under Neil Lennon are scoring more goals than over the two previous years.

It appears ‘Lennyball’ could end up with better numbers than Brendan Rodgers.

A change from 4-2-3-1 to a more attacking 3-5-2 is paying dividends in the stats charts.

Keeping the team consistently scoring barrel loads means the Bhoys will walk to title after title.

Neil Lennon key to record breaking Celtic goals stat

The Hoops manager got a lot of deserved stick after he was announced as manager last May.

Neil Lennon holding the Scottish Cup before Celtic job offer. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Some fans wanted another star name in the mould of Rodgers, but instead they got the former gaffer.

Despite not making the Champions League, Lennon has gone on to cause a bit of an upset amongst his critics.

One way of doing that is with the goals scored stat in the Scottish Premiership this season.

The Irishman’s squad have racked up an average of 3.54 goals per game during the current campaign.

Celtic are scoring more league goals this season. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

This is better than the two previous leagues under Rodgers and very latterly Lennon towards the end.

In 2017/18 the Celts scored 2.58 goals per game and last season it went down to 2.55 goals.

Celtic are also looking in the league as they are better off points wise and have achieved more victories.

Lennon is close to guiding the club into their first taste of Europa League last 16 football should his side progress on Thursday against Copenhagen.

Celtic take on Copenhagen in Thursday’s second leg at Parkhead. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

All credit must go to the Lennon and his staff who took a lot of stick early doors but are proving everyone wrong.

Celtic are a formidable force again on the continent and are relentless in the league despite anything thrown at them.

The Scottish champions have the chance to create history on Thursday and under Lennon it could happen.

Surely this is enough clout for him to go to Peter Lawwell and co in the summer to bring in quality stars and have a proper go at qualifying for the Champions League.