- Luton have lost once in five games since Nathan Jones returned to the club
- The visitors have been beaten just twice in their last 10 Championship games
- Huddersfield have won once in their last six games
- The Terriers have won just seven of 21 home matches this term
Time running out for Luton
With four games to go, Luton are looking a long way from safety. They head to Huddersfield this weekend knowing that they are five points shy, with just 12 more to play for. Turning that around is going to be tricky for the visitors, so Nathan Jones could find himself back in League One next term.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield are only two points clear of the drop with four games to play, having only climbed out of the bottom three a few games ago. With the hosts still in danger, this is a crucial clash at the foot of the table. Will the Terriers push Luton closer towards the drop?
Small gains for Hatters
While the visitors are in trouble, they are making small moves towards safety. They’ve lost just once across their last eight games after a 1-1 draw with Barnsley in midweek. While the Hatters have avoided defeat in four of their five games since Jones returned to the club, their push for survival sparked into life back in February, having lost just twice across their previous 10 Championship matches.
The key thing for the Hatters in this run has been their defence. Jones has led them to a 1-0 win at Swansea, while they’ve held on for results at Leeds and at home to Barnsley and Preston. They may have the league’s worst defensive record, but recently there have been improvements for the visitors which have us backing the Hatters in our predictions for this clash.
Huddersfield falling short
While Luton are taking small steps away from the drop, Huddersfield are failing to make the leap to safety. The hosts drew 0-0 with Reading in midweek, which feels like another missed opportunity for them. That result has left the Terriers with just one victory in their last six games, putting them within reach for the bottom three. Will those struggles continue here?
Huddersfield have failed to score in four of those matches, while they have had their problems at home this term. The Terriers have failed to win 14 of their 21 matches at the John Smiths this season, which has us backing Luton to avoid defeat here. On top of that, with the hosts struggling up front and Luton improving in defence, we’re backing a 0-0 draw as our correct score prediction.