Home advantage could prove decisive in Luton Town - Cardiff City battle

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kenilworth Road Stadium (10226 seats)

Championship: What this match might not have in style it should compensate in guts and dedication. Get set for Luton Town - Cardiff City!

Insights:
  • Luton Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Cardiff City have the fewest clean sheets (1) in Championship

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Luton Town form and stats

4 victories, 3 draws and 2 defeats. That’s what Luton Town have to build on here at Kenilworth Road Stadium in the Championship.

Luton haven't scored a league goal since they found the net 298 minutes ago. H. Cornick scored that one.

The home team returns to Kenilworth Road Stadium after being equal after 90 minutes with Nottingham Forest (placed 13th) on their last time out; the Championship game ended 0-0. Kal Naismith, defender, was given a rating of 8.11/10 in that game, top of the team. Naismith hit one key pass and won 17 of 21 duels.

Prior to that, an away loss at Queens Park Rangers.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Luton have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won four times, drawn two and lost zero.

A decent goal production from Luton in their home games so far, with 15 goals from 9 league matches. Luton Town's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 10 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Cardiff City form and stats

Playing away, Cardiff City, who have the fewest clean sheets (1) in Championship, have won 3 games, drawn 2 and suffered 4 defeats in the Championship this season.

Cardiff City's previous game was their home loss versus Hull City (0-1). Midfielder Ryan Giles was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 7.5. Giles hit four key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times and had 31 successful passes (of 37 total).

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Preston North End at their stadium, the result 2-1.

Cardiff are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, one draw and four defeats. From a total of eight matches.

Cardiff are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 12 away goals from 9 games (in the league). The Cardiff City manager S. Morison has some worries about the defense as 18 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last nine meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Luton, two draws and five wins for Cardiff City. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

Luton TownE. Adebayo
E. Adebayo
8 goals
LutonH. Cornick
H. Cornick
7 goals
Luton TownL. Berry
L. Berry
4 goals

Luton Town missing players

Cardiff City missing players

Luton Town Cardiff City
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
19 9 3 Played P 4 9 19
6 4 2 Won W 3 3 5
7 3 0 Drew D 0 2 3
6 2 1 Lost L 1 4 11
26 15 4 Scored S 6 12 19
24 10 5 Conceded C 5 18 33
84% 78% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
68% 56% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 89% 74%
47% 56% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 67% 53%
37% 44% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 26%
21% 33% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 22% 11%
37% 22% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 56% 47%
42% 56% 67% Clean Sheets C S 25% 11% 5%
37% 44% 33% Failed to Score F T 25% 33% 47%
 
5.2 5.1 6 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 4.8 4.4
5.3 4.9 4.7 Corners against (avg) C A 6.2 5.2 4.9
2 1.3 0.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.2 2.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.7 12.6 12.3 Shots (avg) S ( 13.5 11.9 12.1
3.8 4 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.5 3.7 3.8
36% 42% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 36% 26%
 
10.6 9.9 11 Shots against (avg) S A 9.5 11.8 11.4
2.9 2.6 3.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.8 4.6 4.3
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Cardiff City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Cardiff City have the fewest clean sheets (1) in Championship
  • Cardiff City have the fewest scored goals in the first half (0) in Championship
  • Cardiff City have the most conceded goals in the first half (16) in Championship
  • Cardiff City haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Luton 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 19 13 3 3 48 15 10 7 2 1 23 6 9 6 1 2 25 9 33 42
2 AFC Bournemouth 19 12 5 2 34 14 9 6 2 1 21 9 10 6 3 1 13 5 20 41
3 West Bromwich Albion 19 9 6 4 27 16 9 6 3 0 16 5 10 3 3 4 11 11 11 33
4 Queens Park Rangers 19 9 5 5 31 24 10 6 3 1 16 8 9 3 2 4 15 16 7 32
5 Coventry City 19 9 5 5 25 21 10 7 2 1 19 8 9 2 3 4 6 13 4 32
6 Stoke City 19 9 4 6 24 20 9 6 2 1 15 8 10 3 2 5 9 12 4 31
7 Blackburn Rovers 19 8 6 5 33 27 10 6 2 2 23 16 9 2 4 3 10 11 6 30
8 Huddersfield Town 19 8 4 7 22 21 9 6 1 2 13 9 10 2 3 5 9 12 1 28
9 Swansea City 19 7 6 6 23 23 9 4 4 1 11 5 10 3 2 5 12 18 0 27
10 Millwall 19 6 9 4 19 19 10 4 4 2 11 10 9 2 5 2 8 9 0 27
11 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 20 21 10 4 2 4 7 9 9 3 4 2 13 12 -1 27
12 Luton Town 19 6 7 6 26 24 9 4 3 2 15 10 10 2 4 4 11 14 2 25
13 Nottingham Forest 19 6 6 7 24 23 10 2 3 5 10 15 9 4 3 2 14 8 1 24
14 Preston North End 19 6 6 7 21 25 9 4 3 2 12 10 10 2 3 5 9 15 -4 24
15 Middlesbrough 19 6 5 8 21 22 10 4 2 4 14 12 9 2 3 4 7 10 -1 23
16 Sheffield United 19 6 5 8 23 26 9 3 2 4 13 11 10 3 3 4 10 15 -3 23
17 Birmingham City 19 6 5 8 18 21 9 3 2 4 9 12 10 3 3 4 9 9 -3 23
18 Bristol City 19 6 5 8 21 28 10 2 5 3 8 10 9 4 0 5 13 18 -7 23
19 Hull City 19 5 3 11 14 22 9 2 2 5 7 11 10 3 1 6 7 11 -8 18
20 Cardiff City 19 5 3 11 19 33 10 2 1 7 7 15 9 3 2 4 12 18 -14 18
21 Reading 19 7 2 10 23 30 10 4 2 4 15 15 9 3 0 6 8 15 -7 17
22 Peterborough United 19 4 3 12 17 38 9 3 3 3 12 10 10 1 0 9 5 28 -21 15
23 Barnsley 19 2 5 12 13 31 10 2 2 6 7 14 9 0 3 6 6 17 -18 11
24 Derby County 19 4 10 5 16 18 9 3 5 1 11 9 10 1 5 4 5 9 -2 1

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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.