S
SEARCH
M
SW
Tuesday, January 26
Collect News Data
Nov 28, 2020 at 3pm UK
CardiffCardiff City
4-0
LutonLuton Town
Morrison (5'), Harris (9'), Moore (59'), Ojo (83')
Nelson (4')
FT(HT: 2-0)
/esi/1339/6_G_1_121555/index.html?art_id=423864&game_id=121555&sport_id=1&ESI

Preview: Cardiff City vs. Luton Town - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Cardiff City vs. Luton Town - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Cardiff City and Luton Town, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sports Mole

Cardiff City play host to Luton Town on Saturday afternoon with the pressure continuing to build on boss Neil Harris.

The Bluebirds lost 1-0 to Coventry City on Wednesday to make it one win in eight, while Luton played out a third successive draw in midweek and remain in the top half.


Match preview

"Disappointment" was a word used on three occasions by Harris when reflecting on Cardiff's defeat to lowly Coventry, with the Bluebirds producing another terrible display.

Tyler Walker profited from a mix-up at the back for the only goal of the game as Coventry picked up a deserved victory at St Andrew's.

Since appearing to turn their season around with a vital 3-0 win over Barnsley at the start of the month, Cardiff have now taken one point from the last nine on offer.

That includes losses to Coventry and Severnside rivals Bristol City without scoring, either side of a 1-1 draw away at Harris's former club Millwall.

Another setback for the Bluebirds this weekend and the club hierarchy may well decide to bring Harris's year-long tenure to an end.

Luton head to the Welsh capital seeking a first win in four, having drawn their last three matches by the same 1-1 scoreline.

The most recent of those draws was against Birmingham City on Tuesday as Matty Pearson's first-half strike was cancelled out by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Town boss Nathan Jones "had no doubt" that his side deserved to win, with Neil Etheridge producing a number of fine saves, though Ivan Sunjic did miss a one-on-one at the death.

The Hatters now embark on back-to-back away games in Wales and will be looking to build on an impressive record on their travels.

They have lost just two of their last 16 away league games under Blaenrhondda-born coach Jones, keeping nine clean sheets, and no Championship side has picked up more away wins post-lockdown in June.

Cardiff City Championship form: DLWLDL

Luton Town Championship form: DLWDDD


Team News

Josh Murphy returned to Cardiff's starting lineup for their only change against Coventry, but he failed to make much of an impression and may be replaced here.

Harris has experimented with two up top at times this term and, in a game his side have to win, it might be a case of pairing Robert Glatzel with Kieffer Moore up top.

Joe Ralls was at fault for Coventry's winner, while Marlon Pack has hardly filled himself with glory of late, so Will Vaulks will be hopeful of a recall.

In terms of the visitors, Jones may stick with the same XI that played against Birmingham in midweek, though George Moncur and Jordan Clark are pushing for inclusion.

Dan Potts, Brendan Galloway and Eunan O'Kane will play no part at the Cardiff City Stadium due to injury.

Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Smithies; Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett; Vaulks, Pack, Harris; Wilson; Moore, Glatzel

Luton Town possible starting lineup:
Sluga; Pearson, Bradley, Rea, Norrington-Davies; Berry, Dewsbury-Hall, Mpanzu; Cornick, Collins, Lee


We say: Cardiff City 0-1 Luton Town

Cardiff are unbeaten in five league meetings with Luton since 2005 and have won their last two home encounters.

The Hatters enter this game in better form, though, and they have tended to perform better on their travels than at home, so we are going with a narrow away win.


Top betting tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting over 1.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Over 1.5:data



body check tags ::

amp_article_423864 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-11-26 16:35:39:
html db last update - 2021-01-25 18:01:47 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Read more!
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Championship Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich25165435211453
2Watford26138530181247
3Swansea CitySwansea24137429131646
4Brentford23128337211644
5Reading2513573728944
6Bournemouth25119538211742
7Middlesbrough2511683021939
8Bristol City25123102727039
9Stoke CityStoke2691073128337
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn25106940281236
11Preston North EndPreston26113123133-236
12Barnsley25104112732-534
13Luton TownLuton2596102127-633
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2694132937-831
15Millwall2561272124-330
16Cardiff CityCardiff2485113028229
17Queens Park RangersQPR2569102331-827
18Coventry CityCoventry2468102234-1226
19Birmingham CityBirmingham2568111830-1226
20Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2567122029-925
21Derby CountyDerby2567121625-925
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham2255122332-920
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2367101523-819
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe2336141635-1915
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City19125236132341
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd19124336251140
3Leicester CityLeicester19122535211438
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham2010553024635
5Liverpool1997337221534
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1896333171633
7Everton1710252821732
8Arsenal209382520530
9Aston Villa1792631181329
10Chelsea1985633231029
11Southampton198562723429
12Leeds UnitedLeeds198293235-326
13Crystal Palace206592436-1223
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Burnley185491022-1219
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2054111934-1519
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
18Fulham1826101527-1212
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2025131548-3311
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.