Championship duel: Close contest expected between Luton Town and Millwall

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Kenilworth Road

Luton Town and Millwall have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the Championship.

Insights:
  • Luton Town has the most matches under the total-line (21) in Championship
  • Millwall have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

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

The story so far in the Championship for Luton Town at their home stadium (Kenilworth Road) is 5 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats.

D. Potts was the last player to score a league goal for Luton Town and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as Luton haven't scored in 239 minutes.

Luton faced defeat in their previous match, away at Stoke City (0-3). Preceding that match was the home game against Cardiff City that was lost 0-2.

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 Luton have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 15 matches with the results: Won six, drawn five and lost four.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Luton, as the Championship home game vs Sheffield Wednesday is only four days away.

Luton Town are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 16 goals in 14 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 16 goals have been conceded.

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Millwall form and stats

As the visiting team in Championship matches, Millwall have produced an overall stat of 6-5-4 so far.

253 minutes! That's how long the Millwall goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Millwall delivered a 0-0 draw playing at home against Wycombe Wanderers (placed 24th) in their previous match; a Championship game. Prior to that match, a home win 2-0 against Birmingham City.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Millwall playing away and similar expectations, we found 15 relevant matches. Results were six Millwall wins, six draws and three defeats.

The schedule is very tough for Millwall now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Championship game at Barnsley is waiting in only four days.

Millwall have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 15 league away games 15 goals have been scored. It's not easy to score on Millwall as they have only conceded 14 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Millwall - Luton 2-0 entered in the official records. Luton-Millwall H2H statistics last nine meetings regardless of arena: Luton Town one win, Millwall five wins, three draws. five of these nine matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

LutonJ. Collins
J. Collins
7 goals
MillwallJ. Wallace
J. Wallace
7 goals
MillwallT. Bradshaw
T. Bradshaw
4 goals

Luton Town missing players

Millwall missing players

Luton Town Millwall
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
30 14 5 Played P 3 15 31
10 5 2 Won W 2 6 9
7 5 1 Drew D 0 5 15
13 4 2 Lost L 1 4 7
23 16 6 Scored S 5 15 30
34 16 6 Conceded C 2 14 27
93% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 80% 77%
63% 93% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 68%
27% 36% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 40% 29%
7% 7% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 7% 6%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 3%
30% 50% 40% BTTS BTTS 33% 47% 48%
30% 21% 20% Clean Sheets C S 67% 47% 42%
47% 36% 40% Failed to Score F T 0% 27% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1 0.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.7 0.9 1.4
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
9 11.1 14 Shots (avg) S ( 13.7 10.4 11.1
2.4 3.6 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.7 2.7 3.5
32% 32% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 37% 28%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Luton Town has the most matches under the total-line (21) in Championship
  • Luton Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Millwall have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 31 19 7 5 42 24 16 10 5 1 22 9 15 9 2 4 20 15 18 64
2 Brentford 31 16 9 6 56 34 15 8 5 2 29 17 16 8 4 4 27 17 22 57
3 Watford 31 16 9 6 40 21 16 12 2 2 32 12 15 4 7 4 8 9 19 57
4 Swansea City 29 16 8 5 37 19 15 9 5 1 19 6 14 7 3 4 18 13 18 56
5 Reading 31 15 6 10 44 36 16 9 0 7 24 20 15 6 6 3 20 16 8 51
6 AFC Bournemouth 31 13 10 8 45 30 15 9 3 3 26 14 16 4 7 5 19 16 15 49
7 Cardiff City 31 13 7 11 46 33 16 6 3 7 27 19 15 7 4 4 19 14 13 46
8 Middlesbrough 31 13 7 11 36 31 15 8 2 5 18 14 16 5 5 6 18 17 5 46
9 Stoke City 31 11 12 8 37 33 16 7 4 5 22 19 15 4 8 3 15 14 4 45
10 Barnsley 30 13 6 11 34 35 14 7 3 4 18 16 16 6 3 7 16 19 -1 45
11 Millwall 31 9 15 7 30 27 16 3 10 3 15 13 15 6 5 4 15 14 3 42
12 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 6 13 43 34 14 6 4 4 21 15 16 5 2 9 22 19 9 39
13 Queens Park Rangers 29 10 9 10 30 34 15 6 4 5 16 16 14 4 5 5 14 18 -4 39
14 Preston North End 31 12 3 16 34 42 15 4 2 9 11 16 16 8 1 7 23 26 -8 39
15 Bristol City 31 12 3 16 29 42 16 7 2 7 14 16 15 5 1 9 15 26 -13 39
16 Luton Town 30 10 7 13 23 34 14 5 5 4 16 16 16 5 2 9 7 18 -11 37
17 Nottingham Forest 31 9 9 13 26 31 16 5 6 5 15 14 15 4 3 8 11 17 -5 36
18 Huddersfield Town 31 10 6 15 38 45 16 8 2 6 24 17 15 2 4 9 14 28 -7 36
19 Derby County 30 9 7 14 22 32 15 4 4 7 9 16 15 5 3 7 13 16 -10 34
20 Coventry City 31 8 10 13 29 42 16 6 6 4 17 17 15 2 4 9 12 25 -13 34
21 Birmingham City 31 7 10 14 22 37 15 2 3 10 9 24 16 5 7 4 13 13 -15 31
22 Rotherham United 29 8 5 16 33 40 14 4 3 7 20 20 15 4 2 9 13 20 -7 29
23 Sheffield Wednesday 30 9 7 14 21 32 15 6 5 4 12 9 15 3 2 10 9 23 -11 28
24 Wycombe Wanderers 30 4 8 18 22 51 15 2 5 8 9 19 15 2 3 10 13 32 -29 20

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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.