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The Premier League game at Kenilworth Road Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Luton Town go up against Crystal Palace.
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Luton Town will be hoping for a better result after the 1-0 Premier League defeat last time out to Manchester United.
In that match, Luton Town managed 35% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Manchester United had 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Victor Lindelöf (59') was the scorer for Manchester United.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Luton Town have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Luton Town have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals on the way.
Going into this encounter, Luton Town have not won at home in their last 6 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Everton in Premier League competition, Crystal Palace will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Crystal Palace managed 66% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Crystal Palace, the goals were scored by Eberechi Eze (5') and Odsonne Édouard (74'). At the other end, Everton had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Vitaliy Mykolenko (1'), Abdoulaye Doucouré (49') and Idrissa Gueye (86') scored for Everton.
Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 6 times throughout their latest six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 9.
Coming into this contest, Crystal Palace have not won against Luton Town in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 02/03/1996 shows us that Luton Town have won 3 of them and Crystal Palace 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 from The Hatters and 6 being from The Eagles. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
Team News: Luton Town
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Luton Town gaffer Rob Edwards to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Reece Burke (Knee problems) will miss out.
It looks as if The Hatters could use a 3-4-3 system for the game featuring Thomas Kaminski, Gabriel Osho, Tom Lockyer, Teden Mengi, Issa Kabore, Ross Barkley, Marvelous Nakamba, Alfie Doughty, Andros Townsend, Carlton Morris and Chiedozie Ogbene.
Team News: Crystal Palace
Thanks to a mainly available squad, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson to be concerned with. Dean Henderson (Torn thigh muscle) misses out for this game.
We reckon that The Eagles appear most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup, settling for Sam Johnstone, Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, C. Oumar Doucoure, Jefferson Lerma, Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, Jeffrey Schlupp and Odsonne Edouard.
We’ve got the feeling that Luton Town might need a bit of good fortune to find the net against this Crystal Palace outfit who we think should end up scoring and staying ahead.
That’s why we have predicted a good tussle with a 0-1 win for Crystal Palace at the end of this one.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kenilworth Road Stadium (10,356)
Captain: Tom Lockyer
Chairman: David Wilkinson
Manager: Rob Edwards
Competitions: Premier League position 18
⭐ Key Man: Carlton Morris
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Carlton Morris was born in Cambridge, England. Having played his first senior match for Oxford United in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has scored 3 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 season so far in 12 appearances.