The EFL Championship will witness the clash of two mid-table teams when Milwall plays host to Luton Town this weekend. Millwall is ranked 11th with 15 points and Luton Town are two places behind and have earned one point less than their opposition.
The Lions are on a seven-match unbeaten streak with three wins and four draws. The previous two matches ended in a 1-0 victory for the team. Their overall goal tally this season is 11 with an expected goal rate of 12.76. The Lions are in the fifth position for creating the most number of positional attacks. They are also in the top five ranking for attempting and completing passes into the penalty area.
Millwall have won the most number of aerial duels in the league. The team averages around 70 aerial duels per 90. They have won 441 aerial duels out of the 835 contested and average 37 duels win per 90 minutes.
One of the major concerns for Millwall this season is the number of shots taken while creating positional attacks. The numbers are very less when compared to the other teams. The team averages around 28 positional attacks per 90 and the number of shots averages to be are five. The above viz shows the data of game week ten. Against Bristol City, they attempted fewer shots than their average.
Jed Wallace has been the main man for Millwall. He has scored four goals and assisted four-time so far this season. The expected goal contribution rate of the player is 5.8. There are a few injury concerns as Mason Bennett and Connor Mahoney will miss the match, while Scott alone is also a doubt for the fixture.
The visitors will be a threat in front of the goal. Luton Town is one of the top-scoring teams in the division. They have scored 18 goals with an impressive xG rate of 19.74. The Hatters have a superior goal scoring record than their opponents but have conceded 16 goals in return. The defensive duels count is high for them and is ranked second in the table for contesting defensive duels as well as winning them.
In the previous match against Huddersfield, Luton Town attempted 11 shots and only two shots were on target. The positional attacks and shots attempted were more than the average but the team was unable to trouble the opposition keeper. Luton have attempted fewer passes than most of their opponents in the league. In the above viz we can see the accuracy of passing which is very low. The match tempo is also less than their opponents.
Elijah Adebayo is the top goalscorer for the team. The forward has scored five goals and assisted once so far in the competition. He is supported by Luke Berry and Harry Cornick who have score four goals each and assisted twice.
Millwall will look to continue their good run and try to earn a victory. A victory would take them into the top ten standings. Luton Town on the other hand will look to overcome their performance after a poor draw against Huddersfield Town. The match could favour the visiting side as they have scored more goals and are a threat going forward.