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Middlesbrough arrive at Kenilworth Road Stadium on Saturday for the Championship clash with home team Luton Town.
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Luton Town will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-3 Championship victory versus Bristol City.
In that game, Luton Town had 51% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Luton Town, goals were scored by James Collins (59'), Elijah Adebayo (68') and Harry Cornick (74'). Bristol City had 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Nahki Wells (31') and Ádám Nagy (38') scored for Bristol City.
Nathan Jones's Luton Town have found the net a sum total of 8 times over their prior 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 7.
Heading into this fixture, Luton Town are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Middlesbrough will go into the game after a 3-1 Championship win against Sheffield Wednesday in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Middlesbrough had 45% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Middlesbrough, goals were scored by Yannick Bolasie (20'), Josh Coburn (73') and Duncan Watmore (81'). For their opponents, Sheffield Wednesday got 18 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Josh Windass (39') scored for Sheffield Wednesday.
The stats tell the story, and Middlesbrough have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. At the back, The Boro could really do with shoring things up. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this match, of course.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 08/03/1994, there has been little between the sides with Luton Town winning 2 of those games, Middlesbrough 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
19 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from The Hatters and 8 netted by The Boro. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league contest between the two was Championship match day 19 on 16/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Middlesbrough 1-0 Luton Town.
On that occasion, Middlesbrough managed 38% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Chuba Akpom (52').
For their opponents, Luton Town got 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Andy Davies.
Team News: Luton Town
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Luton Town boss Nathan Jones to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Tom Lockyer (Ankle Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Owing to a fully healthy group ready to go, Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has no fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Middlesbrough and Luton Town may well both score, with little between these two teams.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. Our tip is therefore for a very close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kenilworth Road Stadium (10,356)
Captain: Sonny Bradley
Chairman: David Wilkinson
Manager: Nathan Jones
Competitions: Championship position 11
🔑 Key Player: James Collins
Usually played in the Striker position, James Collins was born in Coventry, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Darlington in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 10 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 39 appearances.