Huddersfield Town vs Luton TownEnglish Championship, KO: 19:45 Apr 11, 2022, John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield Town host Luton Town in a Monday night English Championship fixture with both teams looking to strengthen their push for a promotion playoff place. Separated by just one point, both teams will be desperate to avoid defeat and could cancel each other out here.
Huddersfield went into the month of March on an impressive unbeaten run and looked to be pushing for automatic promotion. However, a 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest heralded a poor run of three defeats and a draw from four Championship matches.
The Terriers are attempting to find their feet again and claimed a 1-0 victory at Hull City in their previous fixture with Harry Toffolo getting the goal. That result means they remain fourth on the table and manager Carlos Corberan will recognise the need for another solid run to keep the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough at bay.
One positive for Huddersfield in the midst of their recent struggles is that they are in good form at the John Smith’s Stadium. They have been beaten just once in nine matches in front of their fans, although that defeat was a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in their previous home fixture.
Luton Town have been just as erratic as Huddersfield Town and head into Monday’s clash with three wins and as many defeats from their last eight matches. They have drawn their last two fixtures and were held 1-1 by bottom side Peterborough United last time out.
That result will be disappointing to manager Nathan Jones as Luton let the lead slip late on. However, they are now unbeaten in their last four matches and remain in the mix for a playoff finish, sitting just one point behind their hosts.
In-form Nottingham Forest are next up for Luton Town and they will he hoping to head into that clash with a positive result. The good news is they have impressed on their recent travels, suffering just one defeat in their last five away matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Matches between Huddersfield Town and Luton Town are often closely fought with both teams claiming five wins each and five draws from 15 previous fixtures. The last three meetings have ended in draws, including a 0-0 result in the reverse fixture back in October.
Players to watch
Danny Ward has found things difficult in the last two matches but remains the biggest attacking threat for Huddersfield Town. He is also their top scorer with 13 Championship goals and is priced at 5/2 by bet365 to get on the score sheet on Monday.
Elijah Adebayo has scored in two of his last three matches for Luton Town, taking his tally to 15 Championship goals for the season. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 12/5 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
Huddersfield Town and Luton Town have some attacking quality and both teams could be backed to score on Monday at 28/29 with SBK. There have been over 2.5 goals in four of Luton’s last five matches and a repeat is priced at 5/4 with Unibet.
Both teams have also been involved in some late showings recently, so the second half could be tipped as the highest scoring half at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
This English Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Luton Town will be played on Apr 11, 2022 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Huddersfield Town vs Luton Town prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.