2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 42 – Tuesday

Luton Town meet Barnsley at Kenilworth Road in a crunch relegation six pointer at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship. 

A win would see Luton move off the foot of the Championship above Barnsley, who themselves know that victory would move them to within a point of safety and leave the Hatters cut adrift. 

 

Team News

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Luton have no fresh injury concerns although manager, Nathan Jones could rotate his squad after Saturday’s five goal mauling from Reading.

Barnsley also have no injury concerns to report as Gerhard Struber considers rotating his squad after Saturday’s four goal defeat at Stoke. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Luton are unbeaten in three of their last five meetings against Barnsley, despite winning just one of their last four clashes (W2, D1, L2). 
  • Barnsley have taken 13 points out of a possible 15 from their last five trips to Kenilworth Road (W4, D1). 
  • Two of Barnsley’s last three goals this season have come after half-time. 

 

Prediction

Following shambolic performances on Saturday, this is a serious six-pointer because whoever loses here is most definitely down, marring a dramatic comeback in their last four matches. 

Luton however have shown that they do boast the quality needed to push for survival, especially given that they were six games unbeaten prior to Saturday’s defensive shambles. 

We therefore definitely should see goals here if defending of both teams are anything to go by, although Luton do appear to have that extra quality needed to mount a late survival bid.

Prediction: Luton Town 2-1 Barnsley

Result: Luton Town 1-1 Barnsley

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