EFL Preview Stats: Luton Town

Luton Town have 10 points from their first eight EFL Championship games this season and are currently sitting 12th in the Championship standings.

The Hatters are on the back of four straight draws and just two wins from their first eight Championship games as they get ready to face the league leaders this weekend.

They have scored a total of 12 goals so far while conceding 14 goals. Striker Elijah Adebayo and central midfielder Luke Berry are the joint top scorers for the Hatters with three league goals each.

EFL Preview Stats: Luton Town

Luton Town have had a decent start to their Championship campaign. They have scored 12 goals with the third-highest overall xG in the entire Championship with 13.78, showing that they have been able to get in impressive goal-scoring positions going forward.

EFL Preview Stats: Luton TownThe Hatters have had the fourth-lowest total number of successful passes in the league so far with just 1667 passes in the first eight games. They don’t appear to look to play from the back too often and have instead been more direct with their approach. They have attempted a total of 2308 passes, and they have a decent passing accuracy of 72.27%.

EFL Preview Stats: Luton TownNathan Jones can take a positive from their number of passes into the final third, which is the eighth highest in the league right now with 452. This shows that they have been more direct in their approach, looking to move the ball forward quickly. The only problem they have had is in defence as they have conceded 14 goals in their first eight games.

EFL Preview Stats: Luton TownThe style of Nathan Jones’ team has been one which involves a lot of long passes. They have accumulated the sixth-highest number of long passes in the division with 212 passes.

EFL Preview Stats: Luton TownLuton Town have had their problem defensively, as they have been involved in the most defensive duels in the entire Championship division. They have also won the most defensive duels, winning 421 duels in the first eight games.

The Hatters will hope to improve their win rate by putting in better defensive performances in their upcoming league fixtures. Preseason, there was a lot of talk about Luton’s excellent recruitment and maybe being dark-horses for the playoffs. If they can shut up shop at the back a little more, we could see them moving up the league.