Evenly matched teams: Huddersfield Town vs Luton Town match preview

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Mon 16.May
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: The John Smith's Stadium (24500 seats)

The Huddersfield Town & Luton Town bosses Vallet and Jones are both fearful of and looking forward to this important match in the upper regions of the Championship league table.

Insights:
  • Huddersfield Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

Luton Town are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

It's no vacation for neither Huddersfield Town nor Luton Town as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Huddersfield Town form and stats

Huddersfield Town have played 23 Championship games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 13-6-4 (wins-draws-losses). Two home wins in a row for Huddersfield bring valid hopes of a third.

The home team returns to The John Smith's Stadium after drawing with Luton Town on their last time out; the game ended 1-1. Sinani, who usually features in attack, was the best performer for the team in that game, and was presented with a rating of 7.83 (out of 10). Sinani scored one goal and hit two key passes.

Ahead of that match, Huddersfield Town won a home game hosting Bristol City (2-0).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Huddersfield have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 17 matches with the results: Won 8, drawn 7 and lost 2.

A decent goal production from Huddersfield Town in their home games so far, with 35 goals from 23 league matches.

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Luton Town form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Championship travels is 9 wins, 5 draws and 9 defeats.

Luton Town played 1-1 against Huddersfield Town in their previous match. Bradley was the top performer of the team in that game with a match score of 8.62. The defender Bradley scored one goal and won 11 of 15 duels.

A home win before that, celebrating 1-0 vs Reading.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Luton Town playing away and similar expectations, we found 13 relevant matches. Results were 5 Luton Town wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Luton have scored 26 goals in 23 league games away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 33 goals have been conceded by Luton Town in these games.

Head 2 Head

Huddersfield and Luton Town have faced each other previously this season: Luton Town - Huddersfield Town 1-1. Last nine meetings with these sides: Huddersfield Town won three, Luton Town triumphed in two and we saw four draws. one game with over 2,5 goals, eight matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Luton TownE. Adebayo
E. Adebayo
16 goals
Huddersfield TownD. Ward
D. Ward
14 goals
Luton TownH. Cornick
H. Cornick
12 goals

Huddersfield Town missing players

Luton Town missing players

Huddersfield Town Luton Town
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
47 23 6 Played P 6 23 47
23 13 1 Won W 0 9 21
14 6 1 Drew D 2 5 13
10 4 4 Lost L 4 9 13
65 35 5 Scored S 4 26 64
48 23 14 Conceded C 15 33 56
89% 91% 83% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 96% 91%
74% 78% 83% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 78% 72%
43% 43% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 43% 47%
17% 22% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 22% 26%
11% 13% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 9% 13%
47% 43% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 39% 43%
40% 48% 17% Clean Sheets C S 17% 35% 40%
23% 17% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 30% 26%
 
4.5 5 5.3 Corners for (avg) C F 4 4.4 4.7
4.9 4 3.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4.3 5.3 4.9
1.6 1.6 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2.5 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
10.9 11.3 9.5 Shots (avg) S ( 8 10.1 10.8
3.9 4.1 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.3 3.6 3.7
35% 37% 24% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 32% 37%
 
12.7 11 11.2 Shots against (avg) S A 12.2 12.4 11.1
4.2 4.2 5.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.5 3.9 3.3
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Huddersfield Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Fulham 46 27 9 10 106 43 23 14 4 5 56 20 23 13 5 5 50 23 63 90
2 AFC Bournemouth 46 25 13 8 74 39 23 13 7 3 41 21 23 12 6 5 33 18 35 88
3 Huddersfield Town 46 23 13 10 64 47 23 13 6 4 35 23 23 10 7 6 29 24 17 82
4 Nottingham Forest 46 23 11 12 73 40 23 13 4 6 43 22 23 10 7 6 30 18 33 80
5 Sheffield United 46 21 12 13 63 45 23 13 5 5 38 15 23 8 7 8 25 30 18 75
6 Luton Town 46 21 12 13 63 55 23 12 7 4 37 22 23 9 5 9 26 33 8 75
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 10 16 59 50 23 14 2 7 34 21 23 6 8 9 25 29 9 70
8 Blackburn Rovers 46 19 12 15 59 50 23 12 5 6 36 26 23 7 7 9 23 24 9 69
9 Millwall 46 18 15 13 53 45 23 13 6 4 32 16 23 5 9 9 21 29 8 69
10 West Bromwich Albion 46 18 13 15 52 45 23 12 8 3 33 16 23 6 5 12 19 29 7 67
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 19 9 18 60 59 23 10 6 7 30 25 23 9 3 11 30 34 1 66
12 Coventry City 46 17 13 16 60 59 23 10 5 8 32 26 23 7 8 8 28 33 1 64
13 Preston North End 46 16 16 14 52 56 23 9 10 4 33 28 23 7 6 10 19 28 -4 64
14 Stoke City 46 17 11 18 57 52 23 10 5 8 30 23 23 7 6 10 27 29 5 62
15 Swansea City 46 16 13 17 58 68 23 9 8 6 30 27 23 7 5 11 28 41 -10 61
16 Blackpool 46 16 12 18 54 58 23 11 3 9 29 26 23 5 9 9 25 32 -4 60
17 Bristol City 46 15 10 21 62 77 23 8 8 7 33 29 23 7 2 14 29 48 -15 55
18 Cardiff City 46 15 8 23 50 68 23 7 4 12 22 29 23 8 4 11 28 39 -18 53
19 Hull City 46 14 9 23 41 54 23 7 4 12 22 28 23 7 5 11 19 26 -13 51
20 Birmingham City 46 11 14 21 50 75 23 7 6 10 27 33 23 4 8 11 23 42 -25 47
21 Reading 46 13 8 25 54 87 23 7 5 11 33 44 23 6 3 14 21 43 -33 41
22 Peterborough United 46 9 10 27 43 87 23 6 7 10 27 33 23 3 3 17 16 54 -44 37
23 Derby County 46 14 13 19 45 53 23 11 7 5 30 22 23 3 6 14 15 31 -8 34
24 Barnsley 46 6 12 28 33 73 23 5 7 11 18 29 23 1 5 17 15 44 -40 30

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.