Championship match preview and statistics: Luton Town fight Rotherham United

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Tue 04.May
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kenilworth Road

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Luton Town are in the 12th position while the guesting Rotherham United worry at 22nd.

Insights:
  • Luton Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Rotherham United have the fewest clean sheets (8) in Championship

It's no vacation for neither Luton nor Rotherham United 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.

Luton can neither be promoted or relegated from Championship. Rotherham are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

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Luton Town form and stats

8 victories, 8 draws and 6 defeats. That’s what Luton Town have to build on here at Kenilworth Road in the Championship. Two draws in a row at home now for Luton Town.

The home supporters saw a 1-1 draw versus Middlesbrough in the Championship last time out and are looking for a win here. A strong away win before that one, visiting Bristol City and winning 3-2.

A painful moment in the game against Middlesbrough was the missed penalty kick from James Collins in the 71st minute. A goal there would obviously have changed the match and probably the outcome.

The manager N. Jones will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Queens Park Rangers in only four days.

Luton are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 25 goals in 22 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 23 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Rotherham United form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Rotherham United, who have the fewest clean sheets (8) in Championship, so far with only 21 points returning home. The records show 6-3-12 (win-draw-lose). Rotherham has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

Rotherham United's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Blackburn Rovers that finished 1-1. Prior to that match, the Rotherham United manager P. Warne faced defeat when travelling to Brentford and losing 0-1.

Rotherham has another fixture away, a Championship game, against Cardiff City in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

The visitors have scored 17 goals from 21 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 24 goals have been conceded by Rotherham in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Rotherham United - Luton 0-1 played earlier this season. As for the last five games between these two teams, there's two Luton victories, one draw and two Rotherham United wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

LutonJ. Collins
J. Collins
10 goals
Rotherham UnitedM. Smith
M. Smith
10 goals
Rotherham UnitedF. Ladapo
F. Ladapo
9 goals

Luton Town missing players

Rotherham United missing players

Luton Town Rotherham United
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
44 22 7 Played P 7 21 44
17 8 5 Won W 2 6 11
10 8 2 Drew D 1 3 7
17 6 0 Lost L 4 12 26
40 25 13 Scored S 9 17 43
49 23 6 Conceded C 9 24 59
93% 91% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 95% 98%
64% 82% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 71% 52% 64%
30% 32% 43% Over 2.5 O 2.5 57% 33% 45%
11% 9% 14% Over 3.5 O 3.5 14% 10% 16%
5% 5% 14% Over 4.5 O 4.5 14% 5% 7%
34% 50% 71% BTTS BTTS 57% 33% 43%
32% 27% 29% Clean Sheets C S 14% 24% 18%
41% 32% 0% Failed to Score F T 29% 48% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.3 1.1 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.6 1.8
2 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 5
 
10.1 11.5 13.1 Shots (avg) S ( 9.9 10 10.9
2.8 3.5 4.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.9 2.7 2.9
33% 32% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 45% 30% 34%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Luton Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Rotherham United have the fewest clean sheets (8) in Championship

  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 45 29 9 7 73 34 23 14 6 3 39 15 22 15 3 4 34 19 39 96
2 Watford 45 26 10 9 61 30 22 18 2 2 42 12 23 8 8 7 19 18 31 88
3 Brentford 45 23 15 7 76 41 23 12 9 2 39 20 22 11 6 5 37 21 35 84
4 Swansea City 45 23 11 11 56 37 23 12 6 5 27 16 22 11 5 6 29 21 19 80
5 AFC Bournemouth 45 22 11 12 73 44 22 13 3 6 40 22 23 9 8 6 33 22 29 77
6 Barnsley 45 23 8 14 56 48 22 12 5 5 28 20 23 11 3 9 28 28 8 77
7 Reading 45 19 12 14 60 52 22 12 3 7 35 25 23 7 9 7 25 27 8 69
8 Cardiff City 45 18 13 14 65 48 22 8 5 9 36 25 23 10 8 5 29 23 17 67
9 Queens Park Rangers 45 18 11 16 54 54 22 10 4 8 29 26 23 8 7 8 25 28 0 65
10 Middlesbrough 45 18 10 17 55 50 22 11 4 7 30 22 23 7 6 10 25 28 5 64
11 Millwall 45 15 17 13 46 46 23 7 10 6 24 24 22 8 7 7 22 22 0 62
12 Luton Town 44 17 10 17 40 49 22 8 8 6 25 23 22 9 2 11 15 26 -9 61
13 Preston North End 45 17 7 21 47 55 23 7 5 11 21 24 22 10 2 10 26 31 -8 58
14 Stoke City 45 14 15 16 48 52 23 9 5 9 29 28 22 5 10 7 19 24 -4 57
15 Blackburn Rovers 45 14 12 19 60 52 22 8 7 7 32 26 23 6 5 12 28 26 8 54
16 Nottingham Forest 45 12 16 17 36 43 22 6 8 8 20 22 23 6 8 9 16 21 -7 52
17 Coventry City 45 13 13 19 43 60 22 9 7 6 24 21 23 4 6 13 19 39 -17 52
18 Birmingham City 45 13 13 19 35 56 23 6 4 13 18 37 22 7 9 6 17 19 -21 52
19 Bristol City 45 15 6 24 45 65 22 7 3 12 17 27 23 8 3 12 28 38 -20 51
20 Huddersfield Town 45 12 12 21 48 69 23 8 7 8 28 23 22 4 5 13 20 46 -21 48
21 Derby County 45 11 10 24 33 55 22 6 6 10 17 23 23 5 4 14 16 32 -22 43
22 Rotherham United 44 11 7 26 43 59 23 5 4 14 26 35 21 6 3 12 17 24 -16 40
23 Sheffield Wednesday 45 12 10 23 37 58 23 8 8 7 22 17 22 4 2 16 15 41 -21 40
24 Wycombe Wanderers 45 10 10 25 36 69 23 7 5 11 17 28 22 3 5 14 19 41 -33 40

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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.