Our prediction for this Championship match:
A spot in the Championship playoffs final will be at stake when Huddersfield Town and Luton Town face each other at the John Smith’s Stadium on Monday. The Terriers did well to hold the Hatters to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, and yet another close encounter is on the cards. All Alex Vallejo, Ryan Schofield, and Matty Pearson are sidelined with injuries, while Oliver Turton is a major doubt.
Luton, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a massive 7-0 loss at Fulham. The Hatters produced a fine display in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield; therefore yet another share of spoils is on the horizon. As for the visiting side, all Mpanzu, Onyedinma, Berry, Shea, Osho, and Steer are out of contention with injuries, while Henri Lansbury should be fit for the return leg. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in seven of Luton’s last eight league fixtures.
Highlighted Player (Danny Ward):
Daniel Ward is a goalkeeper who was born on 22 June, 1993 in Wrexham, Wales. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper is a product of Wrexham Academy, but he did not make his senior debut for the club. After spending the 2010/2011 season at Tamworth, Danny Ward returned to Wrexham and on 30 January, 2012 he joined Liverpool for a fee of £100,000.
He made just two league appearances for the Anfield outfit and in 2015 he signed a loan deal with Morecambe. On 23 June he signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool, but he was soon sent on loan to Aberdeen. He played 21 games for the Scottish outfit and on 11 July, 2016 he signed a season-long deal with Championship team Huddersfield Town.
Danny Ward has 4 caps for Wales U21 team and he made his senior debut for the Dragons in a friendly against Northern Ireland on 24 March, 2016. Ward represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France as he started the game against Slovakia.
Highlighted Team (Luton ):
Founded back on April 11, 1885, Luton Town are an English club that compete in the Championship. The Hatters welcome their rivals at Kenilworth Road, the stadium which was opened in 1905. The capacity of the stadium is 10,356, with Luton Borough Council owning the venue.
Luton Town wear orange shirts with a little white and dark blue and dark blue shorts when playing at home, whilst their away colours are white and dark blue. Andy Rennie is the club’s all-time top scorer, netting 162 goals in all competitions for the Hatters. The likes of Joe Payne, Hugh Billington, Bernard Streten, Dyd Owen, Bob Morton, Ron Baynham, Gordon Turner and Mal Donaghy are one of the club’s most notable players as well.
Luton Town finished the 2018/2019 League One campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will compete in the Championship in the 2019/2020 season.