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The Championship game at Select Car Leasing Stadium on Wednesday will see hosts Reading welcome Luton Town.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Reading v Luton Town can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Reading will be wanting a better result here after the 2-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Middlesbrough.
In that match, Reading had 37% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Reading was Andy Carroll (68'). Middlesbrough had 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Matt Crooks (84', 95') scored for Middlesbrough.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Reading have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Reading have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 15 goals along the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Reading:
- have not been beaten in the league by Luton Town in their previous 4 games.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Luton Town will go into this encounter following on from a 3-2 Championship win with the eclipse of Bournemouth in their most recent game.
In that game, Luton Town had 35% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Luton Town, the goals were scored by Allan Campbell (42') and Kal Naismith (97'). Bournemouth got 12 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Lloyd Kelly (30' Own goal), Emiliano Marcondes (51') and Morgan Rogers (78') scored for Bournemouth.
Nathan Jones's Luton Town have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 12 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that period comes to 5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Luton Town:
- have not emerged victorious against Reading in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 09/11/2019 tells us that Reading have won 3 of these games & Luton Town 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them from The Royals and 3 created by The Hatters. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league match featuring these sides was Championship match day 43 on 21/04/2021 when it finished Luton Town 0-0 Reading.
In that match, Luton Town managed 47% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Reading got 12 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Michael Salisbury.
Team News: Reading
Michael Morrison (Knee Injury), Andy Rinomhota (Ankle Injury), Tom McIntyre (Fractured Foot) and Yakou Méïté (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Reading manager Veljko Paunović. Andy Yiadom cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Luton Town
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Luton Town manager Nathan Jones doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game. Admiral Muskwe cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re inclined to think that Reading will need to push hard to put one past this Luton Town side who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore tipping a 0-1 win for Luton Town at the end of the 90.
Should be interesting.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Select Car Leasing Stadium (24,161)
Captain: Liam Moore
Chairman: Dai Yongge and Dai Xiuli
Manager: Veljko Paunović
Competitions: Championship position 21
⭐ Star Player: John Swift
Regularly used in the Centre Midfield position, John Swift was born in Portsmouth, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Chelsea in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 8 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 23 appearances.