Luton Town v Arsenal
Luton Town welcome league leaders Arsenal to Kenilworth Road in what will be a very stern test for the Hatters.
Here we have 2 teams who together average 15 corners p/90 which is way above the league average of 10 corners p/90.
Arsenal are winning on avg 8.50 corners p/90 and Luton are winning 6.50.
Corners conceded is where we will really see the difference. Luton concede on avg 5.17 corners p/90 and Arsenal is only 1.83 p/90 which is exceptional when you think that we’re 14 games into the season.
Breaking it down into halves. Luton on avg win only 1.83 corners in the 1H and seem to come alive in the 2H as this goes up to 4.67 corners won.
Arsenal win 4 corners p/90 in 1H and keep the pressure high in the 2H winning on avg 4.29 corners. This is even better when they play away from home because they win 5 corners in the 2H in away games.
Luton’s GK has the 5th highest saves record in the PL and often parry’s the ball out for a corner when saving.
Luton will have one of their toughest tests yet since arriving in the PL.
Arsenal are a team who avg around 60% of possession, so it’ll be expected that Luton will be chasing the ball for long periods of the match. Luton have the PL’ s least possession of only 35.6%.
When it comes to fouls committed they’re at opposite ends of the spectrum. Luton avg 11.4 fouls committed per game. Arsenal are 2nd lowest with 9.5 fouls a game.
Luton have the likes of Adebayo who commits avg 2.5 fouls p/90, Nakamba 1.8 p/90, Jacob Brown 1.6 p/90, Kabore 1.5 p/90, Carlton Morris 1.5 p/90. Arsenal only have 2 players who have committed fouls to this level (Jesus 2.4 p/90 and Havertz 1.7 p/90).
In 1H, Luton have committed more fouls than their opponent in 7 out of 14 games
In 2H, Luton have committed more fouls than their opponent in 10 out of 14 games
In 1H, Arsenal have committed more fouls than their opponent in 7 out of 14 games
In 2H, Arsenal have committed more fouls than their opponent in only 5 out of 14 games
The stats really back up which way I think this will go.