On five occasions this season, Huddersfield have endured at least two successive defeats, such form resulting in the club spending the majority of the campaign in the bottom three.However, victories over Preston North End and Rotherham United have moved the Terriers into 22nd spot, now just three points adrift of 18th-placed Bristol City.
Although Mark Fotheringham will not be getting carried away, this is the first time this campaign where Huddersfield look like they have the quality and character to avoid what would still be regarded as a surprise relegation.The Yorkshire outfit have not necessarily been reliant on their home form, but they have now collected 17 points from 13 games at the John Smith’s Stadium.
We say: Huddersfield Town 1-1 Luton Town
Despite the difference in league positions, this has all the makings of being a competitive fixture, helped by Huddersfield finding their feet under Fotheringham. However, Luton look like they could become a strong outfit under Edwards, leading us to predict a share of the spoils.
There have been 31 meetings between Huddersfield and Luton. The hosts have won 11 of those games, while the visitors have won 12.. There have been eight draws between the two teams, including their most recent matchup, which ended 3-3.
This match will start from 8:30 p.m
This match will take place on 1 January, 2023
Barring any fitness issues, Fotheringham will likely want to select the same Huddersfield XI which started against Rotherham.Although the likes of Sorba Thomas, Etienne Camara and Tyreece Simpson were all introduced as substitutes, they will remain among the replacements unless Fotheringham wishes to introduce fresh legs.Edwards may take the same approach when naming his Luton side, although he is boosted by the return of Gabriel Osho after a one-game ban.If Osho is recalled, James Bree will return to right wing-back, with either Alfie Doughty or Amari’i Bell featuring on the left.Cauley Woodrow may also earn a start in attack in place of Harry Cornick.
Huddersfield Town possible starting lineup:Nicholls; Lees, Helik, Doyle; Hayden, Hogg, Kasumu, Ruffels; Rudoni, Holmes; Rhodes
Luton Town possible starting lineup:Horvath; Bree, Lockyer, Potts; Doughty, Campbell, Clark, Mpanzu, Bell; Morris, Cornick
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in Huddersfield’s last 8 home matches in all competitionsLuton Town haven’t lost a match in 13 of their last 16 matches in Championship
Huddersfield Town 37.83%Luton Town 33.23%Draw 28.91%Huddersfield vs Luton Town TipsHuddersfield are reaching an an average of 0.93 goals in home all competitions games Luton Town have managed to win in only 1 of their 8 most recent clashes with Huddersfield in Championship
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Huddersfield Town win with a probability of 37.84%. A win for Luton Town has a probability of 33.24% and a draw has a probability of 28.9%.The most likely scoreline for a Huddersfield Town win is 1-0 with a probability of 12.54%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 2-1 (7.72%) and 2-0 (7.26%). The likeliest Luton Town win is 0-1 (11.54%), while for a drawn scoreline it is 1-1 (13.35%).
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Huddersfield vs Luton Town a great match to watch, Huddersfield will win the match