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Luton Town vs Reading Prediction & Betting Tips
Reading will be the visitors at Kenilworth Road Stadium on Saturday for the Championship game with hosts Luton Town.
All Luton Town v Reading game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
📏 Form Guide
Luton Town WDDDWD 📈
Luton Town go into this match following a 1-1 Championship drawn match against Leeds United.
In that game, Luton Town managed 25% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Luton Town was Harry Cornick (50'). Leeds United got 20 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Stuart Dallas (63') scored for Leeds United.
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Luton Town have been involved. Breaking down the goal attribution in this period, their opponents scored a total of 4 and The Hatters got themselves 6. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, of course.
Taking a look at their past results, Luton Town:
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Brentford in Championship action, Reading and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Reading managed 45% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Brentford got 19 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Josh Dasilva (64') and Joel Valencia (90') scored for Brentford.
The numbers tell their own story, and Reading have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. In defence, The Royals certainly have room for improvement. Regardless, time will tell if that pattern shall persist in this upcoming game or not.
Coming into this clash, Reading have left without a victory over Luton Town in away games against them for the last 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
🤜🤛 Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 23/12/2000 shows that Luton Town have won 1 of these and Reading 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 in all at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Championship match day 16 on 09/11/2019 when the final score was Reading 3-0 Luton Town.
In that match, Reading had 44% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The goalscorers were Michael Morrison (22'), Ovie Ejaria (30') and Garath McCleary (79').
For their opponents, Luton Town got 4 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Andy Woolmer.
🗞️ Team News: Luton Town
Luton Town boss Nathan Jones will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all coming into this match with a fully healthy group ready to go.
It looks as if The Hatters will probably use the 4-1-4-1 formation, beginning the first half with Simon Sluga, Dan Potts, Sonny Bradley, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matty Pearson, Martin Cranie, Callum McManaman, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Harry Cornick and James Collins.
📋 Team News: Reading
Reading boss Mark Bowen has some current player fitness concerns. Tom McIntyre (Ankle Injury) and Jordan Obita (Ankle Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the thinking that The Royals will likely begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation using Rafael, Chris Gunter, Liam Moore, Michael Morrison, Omar Richards, John Swift, Andy Rinomhota, Yakou Méïté, Michael Olise, Ovie Ejaria and George Puscas.
Reading and Luton Town are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. That’s why we have predicted a very competitive game with a 0-0 score when the referee blows the final whistle.
Peter Guest, 23:09 29/06/2020
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kenilworth Road Stadium (10,356)
Captain: Sonny Bradley
Chairman: David Wilkinson
Manager: Nathan Jones
Competitions: Championship position 23
⭐ Key Man: Callum McManaman
Normally deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Callum McManaman was born in Knowsley, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Wigan Athletic in the 2008 - 2009 season, the talented Midfielder has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Championship 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 21 appearances.
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