Watford and Luton Town meet at Vicarage Road, in a match for the 3rd round of the Championship. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 09‑04‑2006, in a match that ended with the final score: Watford (1‑1) Luton Town. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 9th position, with 4 points won. In their debut they won at home against Middlesbrough, by (1‑0). On matchday 2, they tied in an away match against Sheffield Wednesday by (0‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 1 victory, 5 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 8 victories, 3 draws and 4 defeats in their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 21 suffered. In their last match, for the League Cup, they lost to Newport County by (3‑1). In their last 10 home games, Watford has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. Their defense has not been very strong as they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Watford comes to this game unmotivated, after a 3-1 away loss away from home, in the visit to Newport, for the English League Cup. The home team generally plays in a tactical system at 5-3-2, favoring quick transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the home team is the way it manages to take advantage of stopped balls. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for creating problems on the opponent’s defense are Sinclair and Murray. Coach Vladimir Ivic is expected to have two absences for this match, both due to injury: Daryl Janmaat and Nathaniel Chalobah.
Luton Town :
Currently in the 3rd position, the visiting team has won 6 points so far. On matchday 1 they managed to beat Barnsley away by (0‑1). On the following round, the final score was a (2‑1) win in the home match against Derby County. This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home loss against Manchester United by (0‑3). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Luton Town won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Luton come to this game unmotivated, after a 3-0 home draw at Manchester United for the League Cup. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play. It should be noted that in this tactical scheme the three most advanced players are LuaLua, Hylton and Clark. Luton find it difficult to maintain possession of the ball and their players do not have great passing quality and vision of the game. Coach Nathan Jones should have all players available for this game.