EFL Championship Preview: Luton Town vs Huddersfield Town

Luton Town are set to host Huddersfield Town at the Kenilworth Road Stadium in round eleven of the EFL Championship on Saturday. Can Luton continue their goal scoring form from their last fixture?

Luton Town are currently ninth in the EFL Championship with three wins, four draws and three losses. They ended their decline in form last Wednesday when they claimed a brilliant 5-0 win over Coventry. Before that, they failed to achieve wins in their previous six fixture. In their victory against Coventry, both Adebayo and Cornick got a brace while Luke Berry scored one too. Manager Nathan Jones hailed the midweek victory as his side’s marquee performance as he will be hoping that result can act as a springboard for a consistent run of form as the season moves forward. Mpanzu, Onyedinma and Muskwe are all set to remain sidelined with injuries. Jones changed the formation to a 3-4-1-2 during midweek and he will be reluctant to make a lot of changes, if any, to that starting lineup on Saturday, so Adebayo and Cornick should keep their places upfront. Reece Burke was dropped to the bench in midweek and the summer signing could remain there. Bradley, Lockyer and Naismith should all start as the back three.

EFL Championship Preview: Luton Town vs Huddersfield Town

Luton’s xG of 3.90 surpassed that of their opponents’, 1.18. The home side led all of the major attacking metrics. Adebayo was magnificent for them as he led xG, shots and dribbles chart in the match. Lockyer played twenty-three passes into the final third while Glen Rea made seven recoveries in the opponent half.

EFL Championship Preview: Luton Town vs Huddersfield Town

Luton Town took 21 total shots with eight on target. All of their five goals were scored from inside the opposition box. They attempted the majority of their shots from inside the opposition box.

After two seasons of struggling in the EFL Championship following their exit from the Premier League, Huddersfield have started the season much better this time around in order to push for the play-off spot this season. They are currently placed seventh in the Championship table with five wins, one draw and four losses from their ten matches. Although putting in consistent performances, Corbrean’s side could put forth a solid string of results in order to push for the coveted playoff spot. The visitors have failed to win any of their recent four fixtures against Luton. Aaron Rowe, Ryan Schofield, Jordan Rhodes and Pipa are all sidelined for the match.

EFL Championship Preview: Luton Town vs Huddersfield Town

In their previous game against Blackburn, Huddersfield led most of the attacking metrics. Diaz led both the xG chart with an xG of 1.48 and the shots chart with five shots, while Rothwell made seventeen passes into the final third. Ayala won the highest number of aerial duels.

EFL Championship Preview: Luton Town vs Huddersfield Town

In terms of successful smart passes and successful smart passes per 90, Huddersfield are placed at a respectable seventh place in the EFL Championship.

Predicted XI

Luton Town (4-3-3): Simon Sluga; Kal Naismith, Reece Burke, Tom Lockyer, James Bree; Luke Berry, Glen Rea, Gabriel Osho; Jordan Clark, Elijah Adebayo, Harry Cornick

Huddersfield Town (3-4-3): Lee Nicholls; Levi Colvill, Tom Lees, Matthew Pearson; Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Jonathan Hogg, Sorba Thomas; Josh Koroma, Danny Ward, Danel Sinani

Both teams will be satisfied with their victories in midweek. They are separated in the EFL Championship just by one place. A draw is the most likely scenario in this game.