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Sheffield Wednesday will be visiting Kenilworth Road Stadium on Saturday for the Championship game with home side Luton Town.
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Luton Town prepare for this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Championship stalemate versus Millwall.
In that game, Luton Town had 53% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Luton Town was Elijah Adebayo (55'). Millwall got 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. George Evans (95') scored for Millwall.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Luton Town haven’t conceded. The facts show that The Hatters have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals on the way.
Leading up to this clash, Luton Town:
- have not lost a league tie with Sheffield Wednesday in their previous 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Brentford in Championship competition, Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Sheffield Wednesday had 54% possession and 3 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Brentford had 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Saman Ghoddos (74') and Mads Bech Sørensen (83') scored for Brentford.
The stats don’t lie, and Sheffield Wednesday have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in total. In defence, The Owls seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, however.
Going into this contest, Sheffield Wednesday are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 20/02/2007 tells us that Luton Town have won 3 of them and Sheffield Wednesday 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A combined sum of 9 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them for The Hatters and 4 for The Owls. The average goals per game has been 1.5.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Championship match day 7 on 24/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Luton Town.
On that day, Sheffield Wednesday managed 52% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
On the other side, Luton Town had 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. Pelly Ruddock (74') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Luton Town
Luton Town boss Nathan Jones has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Sheffield Wednesday boss Neil Thompson has zero fitness concerns to report before this match. Liam Shaw will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the view that Sheffield Wednesday will really need to work well to score against this Luton Town side who will likely gain the upper hand.
We’re going for a very even contest with a 1-0 winning margin for Luton Town at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kenilworth Road Stadium (10,356)
Captain: Sonny Bradley
Chairman: David Wilkinson
Manager: Nathan Jones
Competitions: Championship position 16
🔑 Key Player: James Collins
Normally deployed in the Striker position, James Collins was born in Coventry, England. After having played his first senior match for Darlington in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 7 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 27 appearances.