Luton vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road (Luton).
Not only are Luton a newly-promoted team, but they are also currently placed dead-last in the table. Against one of the veterans of the Championship, Sheffield Wednesday, it’s better if Luton fans do not hold much hope.
Luton vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sheffield won the reverse fixture 1-0, at home.
- Luton are winless against this opponent since 2007.
- These two teams had clashed thrice in 2019. And on all three occasions, Luton failed to score.
- Sheffield have scored twice or more in all Championship games at this venue in the past two decades.
Luton vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Preview
Luton were defeated at home the last match-day by Cardiff. The scoreline was 0-1 in favor of the guests, and all through the ninety minutes, the Luton offense was smartly handled by the opposition.
It was the tenth loss for the team in the past twelve attempts. If Luton harbors any hope of continuing their stay in this division, the squad needs to step up soon. Not much time remains till the end of the season.
Sheffield Wednesday missed a great opportunity to post an easy three points on the board the prior game week. They were on the road, and had taken on the relegation-threatened Barnsley.
Still, the team was held to a 1-1 draw. Keep note that Sheffield had even secured an early lead.
This Wednesday, they are taking on another contender for relegation, and Sheffield fans hope their team will make amends for the draw this time around.
Luton vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction
First and foremost, Luton have just gained entry to this competition, and are severely under-experienced here. Moreover, they are now placed bottom-most in the table, and have conceded the most number of goals in the contest so far.
In fact, they remain the only squad to let in 60 goals as of now, while only two other teams have even conceded 50 or more goals. Keep note that Luton are also the worst team in front of the home crowd as well.
Going on, Luton have lost ten of their last twelve overall match-ups this season, and they lost the reverse fixture of this upcoming encounter as well. In addition, the last Luton scored a goal against this opponent was 13 years back, and it was also then that Luton recorded their latest h2h victory.
Furthermore, Sheffield were unbeaten in five of their previous seven overall matches, and were so in seven of their former nine on the road. They will also be particular to deliver a win this match-day, taking into account the missed opportunity against Barnsley.
As such, expect Sheffield to emerge victorious this game week. Also, considering Luton’s offensive struggles against this rival, count on the guests to keep a clean sheet for the whole of the game, and for the first 45 minutes at the very least.
Luton vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips
Sheffield Wednesday to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Sheffield Wednesday to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).