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🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Luton Town (A)

Take an in-depth look at how City match up against Luton Town when they meet at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday night (7:45pm).

🔴 OURSELVES

City head into this game off the back of an empathic 3-2 win against Cardiff City in the Severnside Derby at Ashton Gate on Saturday, January 22nd.

Pearson will be keen to get a positive result on the road as they head into their second away game of the New Year, losing the first 6-2 at Craven Cottage to a very ruthless Fulham side.

After scoring a brace on Saturday, Chris Martin will be looking to continue the form on display in front of goal agains the Bluebirds as he looks to add to his tally seven goals against the Hatters . 

🧳 OUR OPPONENTS

Luton Town come into this game off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, before playing the Blades they were unbeaten in five games in all competitions. 

Luton’s top scorer Elijah Adebayo will be keen to return to the scoresheet after not netting in the SkyBet Championship since the turn of the New Year.

The Bedfordshire-based side will be hoping to improve on their 12th place finish from last season as they eye up a top-six finish, they currently sit nine points behind 6th place Huddersfield with three games in hand. 

📝 LUTON TOWN PROFILE

Formed: 1885
Stadium: Kenilworth Road
Nickname: The Hatters
Manager: Nathan Jones
Finish last season: 12th, Championship

Honours:

Division Two winners (Championship equivalent): 1981/82
Division Three winners (League One equivalent): 1936/37 (South), 2004/05, 2018/19
Division Four winners (League Two equivalent): 1967/68
League Cup winners: 1987/88


📍 MATCH DETAILS 

Where: Kenilworth Road
When: Tuesday, January 25th (7:45pm)
Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Assistant Referee: Akil Howson
Assistant Referee: Michael George
Fourth Official: John Busby


🆚 HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY

Match vs the opposition: 62
Won: 22
Drew: 18
Lost: 22

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions…

Goals scored: 37
Goals conceded: 50

Championship position: 16th (33 points)
Carabao Cup: First Round
FA Cup: Round Three 

Yellow cards: 48
Red cards: 1

Top goalscorer: Andi Weimann (13)
Top assists: Antoine Semenyo (5)

 

Luton Town

Match vs the opposition: 62
Won: 22
Drew: 18
Lost: 22

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions…

Goals scored: 42
Goals conceded: 33

Championship position: 13th (35 points)
Carabao Cup: First Round
FA Cup: Round Four (February 5th, 2022 v Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium)

Yellow cards: 43
Red cards: 1

Top goalscorer: Elijah Adebayo (11)
Top assists: James Bree, Kal Naismith and Fred Onyedinma (4)


MATCH REWIND 

Result: Bristol City 3-0 Luton Town
When: 29.12.19
Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Marley Watkins headed in from a Niclas Eliasson cross in an electric start to this Sky Bet Championship fixture, before Famara Diédhiou converted a penalty just minutes before half-time.

Luton had been completely shut out while the Robins dictated every element of play and Andreas Weimann’s near-post finish saw him tuck home City’s third goal of the afternoon.

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👀 ONE TO WATCH

ELIJAH ADEBAYO

With 11 goals in 24 appearances already this season Adebayo is catching the eye in his first full season at Luton since joining the Championship in February 2021. He scored on his first start for the club in a 1-1 draw against Millwall later that month.

The 23-year-old netted five times at the back end of last season and has already doubled his tally this season, with still half of the season left to play. One of his five goals last season came against the Robins as Luton came from back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Kenilworth Road on Matchday 44.

The striker joined Fulham at Under-9 level and was with the Li;ywhites until 2019, but failed to make an appearance for the first team as he was loaned out on several occasions. He had loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Swindon Town and Stevenage before being released by Fulham at the end of the 2018-19 season. Following his release from Fulham the forward signed for Walsall in June 2019, scoring 18 times in 55 appearances.

Adebayo hasn't scored a SkyBet Championship goal since the turn of the New Year, therefore he will be keen to return to his goalscoring form in the league on Tuesday night.


🎟 TICKETS

Tickets remain on sale for this week’s Sky Bet Championship fixture away to the Hatters.

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📺 WATCH ON ROBINS TV

As per EFL guidelines Tuesday's fixture will be available to international and domestic viewers with coverage getting underway at 7:15pm.

Player Pathway Manager Brian Tinnion will provide pre-match and post-match analysis as well as co-commentary throughout the 90 minutes.

A Robins Live audio pass is also available. 

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