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Match Preview: Brentford vs Luton Town

All the info ahead of tomorrow's encounter at Griffin Park

29 November 2019

We return to Griffin Park tomorrow as Luton Town make their first visit to TW8 since 2009. Victory would mean three wins from five in November as we head towards the busy Christmas period. Below you will find all the build-up to the game.

MATCH FACTS

  • We are unbeaten in our past eight league games against Luton Town at Griffin Park (W5 D3 L0), since a 2-1 loss in September 1992.
  • Luton have lost five of their past seven matches against us in league competition (W2), losing the last two. Indeed, the Hatters have never lost three in a row versus us.
  • Following our 1-0 victory against Reading in our last home league game, we will be looking to pick up back-to-back Championship victories at Griffin Park for the first time this season.
  • Luton have won just three of their past 54 away league visits to London in the top-two tiers of English football, losing each of their past six in a row stretching back to 2005.
  • Ollie Watkins (11 goals) has scored 50% of our league goals this season (11/22) - no player has scored a higher percentage of their side's goals in the Championship this campaign.
  • 11 of Luton's last 12 Championship goals have been scored in the second half of games - indeed, Pelly Ruddock's 19th-minute strike against Charlton last time out, is the only first-half goal the Hatters have scored in their last nine games.

THE OPPOSITION

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Luton Town arrive in West London on the back of Tuesday's morale boosting 2-1 victory over Charlton Athletic which ended a run of five straight Sky Bet Championship reverses. 

Back in the second-tier for the first time since 2007, Luton were slow to get going this term. Graeme Jones' men took just a single point from their opening four games but started to find some form around the first two international breaks. Four wins in eight meant that The Hatters sat 16th after 12 games, then five points clear of the drop zone. 

However, the five-game losing streak that followed dropped them into the relegation places. Luck certainly wasn't on their side with Birmingham City scoring a contentious late winner while last Saturday's game against Leeds United was decided by a 90th-minute Hatters own-goal. 

Goals haven't been a problem for Luton this term. Their tally of 25 is more than Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, and Swansea City, who all occupy top-six spots. However, the 33 they have conceded, 13 of which have come in their last six matches, is topped by just Barnsley and Queens Park Rangers. 

THE MANAGER

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Former Belgium Assistant Coach Graeme Jones has been the man entrusted with Luton's first season back in the second tier.

Jones' playing career began in the non-league before getting his break in the Football Leauge with Doncaster Rovers in 1993. After 30 goals in three seasons at Belle Vue, Jones headed west to Wigan Athletic where he enjoyed a record-breaking first season. He netted 31 league goals, which remains a Latics' club-record to this day, as Wigan were promoted from the Fourth Tier. Jones spent two more years in Lancashire before moving on. The final seven years of his career took in six clubs with limited success ahead of retirement in 2006. 

Until his appointment by The Hatters last month, Jones had held a number of high-profile assistants' jobs to Roberto Martinez with Swansea City, Wigan, Everton, and, most-recently the Belgium national side. Last August, it was announced that Jones would join newly-relegated West Bromwich Albion as assistant to Darren Moore, which resulted in him leaving his position with Belgium, after a two-year spell. It was also the first time that Jones had not coached alongside Martínez since the beginning of his coaching career in 2007 

TEAM NEWS

It's as you were for The Bees. Julian Jeanvier serves the third and final game of his suspension while Sergi Canos, Nikos Karelis, Joel Valencia, and Josh Clarke all remain out injured. 

Luton will likely name an unchanged starting line-up after recording a much-needed victory on Tuesday night against Charlton, striker Danny Hylton being the Hatters only long-term injury absentee.

PRE-MATCH VIEWS

🆚 Mike Simmonds looks ahead to what The Hatters will bring

⚖ Tony Harrington will be the man in charge on Saturday

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Match Reports

Brentford 7 Luton Town 0

Your Brentford v Luton Town match report, powered by Utilita

30 November 2019

Brentford recorded their biggest league win for just short of a quarter of a century as Luton Town were thrashed 7-0 at Griffin Park. Josh Dasilva will take most of the plaudits after scoring a hat-trick, but The Bees put together a ruthless attacking display to put Luton to the sword. They scored four in an 18-minute spell just before half time and a 5-0 lead at the break became 7-0 at full time, The Bees scoring seven in the league for the first time since a 7-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle in December 1994.

There were contributions from all areas after Bryan Mbeumo opened the scoring three minutes in. Ollie Watkins and Mathias Jensen scored before Dasilva grabbed two before half time. Saïd Benrahma got in on the act before winning the penalty and handing the ball to Dasilva to complete his hat-trick and seal the win.

Luton came to Griffin Park with an attacking outlook that was probably their undoing. They played two up front, wingers looking to get high up the pitch and a forward-thinking midfield. They had an early shot from Andrew Shinnie that deflected wide off Pontus Jansson but found themselves a goal down inside six minutes after a dreadful mix-up.

The ball was spread from the left by Ethan Pinnock and an attempt by Dan Potts to chest the ball back to goalkeeper James Shea went horribly wrong. Either Shea overran the pass, or the direction was off but Mbeumo was presented with an open net and rolled the ball in. Shea attempted to recover but Mbeumo was quick off the mark and converted from a tightening angle to put The Bees in front.

The game was stopped for more than two minutes after the goal as Jensen received treatment, but he was soon back in to his stride and so were The Bees. Jensen could have set up a goal for Pinnock from a corner, but his header was blocked on the line. Jensen then curled a shot wide from 22 yards after good work by the impressive Mbeumo.

The early goal knocked Luton’s confidence in defence a little but did not affect their attacking outlook. Brentford pressed forward and dominated possession, but the visitors looked to counter-attack at speed and with as many bodies as they could. David Raya was forced in to a save from a Ryan Tunnicliffe shot and Sonny Bradley headed a corner over.

But Luton’s problems were at the other end. Out of possession they were leaving gaps all over the pitch. Brentford had space in midfield, on the flanks and between the lines. Chances were being created and it was not long before they turned in to a match-winning lead as Brentford ruthlessly exploited Luton’s generosity and 1-0 just before the half hour became 4-0 before 40 minutes had elapsed and 5-0 by half-time. And it could have been more.

The second goal was the 12th of the season for Watkins and came after a long spell of possession in Luton’s final third. Christian Nørgaard spotted Dasilva in space and he played the crucial pass, picking out Watkins 12 yards out. The pass from Dasilva just needed diverting by Watkins and the deflection it took on the way past Shea did not affect the final outcome.

Four minutes later it was three and Luton barely touched the ball in between. This time a cross from the right was recycled by Watkins on the left. He picked out Jensen with a ball inside and the Danish midfielder took a touch and, using a defender as a shield, wrong-footed Shea with a low shot. The ball crept just inside the post with Shea on his back as Jensen celebrated his first Brentford goal.

Three became four seven minutes later as Dasilva took over. Watkins was the architect again with a turn and run from deep that left Luton floundering. he picked out Dasilva on the right and the midfield player took a touch to create the space for his party piece, the left footed shot in to the top corner from 20 yards. Shea was helpless as Potts gave Dasilva the space and it was ruthlessly exploited.

For reasons known only to themselves, there were no tactical or personnel changes from Luton as they continued to leave space for The Bees. And when the fifth went in seconds before the interval, it had been coming. And arguably it was the best of the lot. After more lengthy possession, Benrahma wriggled free and lifted a ball over the Luton defence. Dasilva took a touch, jinked the ball from right foot to left and then back to right before drilling it through Shea and in to the net.

Two-and-a-half minutes in to stoppage time referee Tony Harrington took pity on the visitors and ended the half that could have been even worse for Luton. Their plight was summed up when Shinnie, who had earlier wasted a good breakaway by running in to a blind alley with players in space to his left, took a shot from 30 yards, saw it blocked and then watched as five Brentford players steamed past him to attack. It was no surprise that Shinnie was one of two players withdrawn at half time as Luton tried to stop their day getting even worse.

And even though Shea had not been perfect in the first period, he made a superb save to deny Watkins one-on-one at 1-0 after Dasilva had flicked a Benrahma pass in to his path. Nørgaard and Jensen then set up Benrahma for a shot that was blocked. Benrahma had another shot blocked between the goals and Henrik Dalsgaard also went close on a couple of occasions. He saw a header blocked but the better chance came when he fed the ball inside, Watkins dummied and Benrahma played it back to the darting Dane. Dalsgaard attempted to lift it over Shea, but the ball deflected just wide.

It could be argued that 5-0 at half time is better than Luton could have expected given their performance and the chances created and they made two substitutes at the break to try and affect Brentford’s momentum. They added an extra man in midfield that, albeit 45 minutes too late, gave Brentford an extra barrier and there was a quieter start to the second period. Luton losing Izzy Brown to injury early in the second half did not make their day any better.

Brentford continued to push forward in the second half but with the game well won there was perhaps a lack of intensity. And Luton’s desire to keep the score down ensured there were fewer chances. Mbeumo lashed a free kick wide from distance and Dasilva then lined a shot up that he curled well wide from an equally long way out.

But just when it looked like Luton might have taken the sting out of the game, further trouble befell them. Substitute Brendan Galloway went down injured in the left back position and after lengthy treatment, he was removed on a stretcher. With all substitutes used, Luton had to play the last 22 minutes, plus stoppage time, with ten men. And within two minutes, they gave Brentford another goal.

The visitors cleared a corner and when Nørgaard tried to find Watkins, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu won the header. The Luton man then inexplicably bundled in to the back of Watkins when the ball dropped loose, and Mr Harrington pointed to the spot. Benrahma rolled the penalty to the left of Shea as he collapsed to his right and Brentford had six.

The rest of the game was attack against defence. Brentford used the man advantage to pull Luton this way and that while the visitors attempted to keep a steady shape and make it difficult for The Bees to get through. Jan Žambůrek, Mads Bech Sørensen and Mads Roerslev were introduced to give them more Sky Bet Championship experience while Brentford chased more goals.

Benrahma and Watkins exchanged rat-a-tat passes inside the penalty area before the former’s shot was well saved by Shea. Mbeumo then curled a shot just wide before a Benrahma free kick was tipped around the post by Shea. The next time Benrahma got up a head of steam, Brentford had their seventh.

Benrahma played a one-two with Mbeumo and wriggled in to the box before he was brought down by Potts, and Mr Harrington again pointed to the spot. Benrahma grabbed the ball again but this time he handed it straight to Dasilva. This time Shea went the right way but the penalty from Dasilva was firmly placed high to the goalkeeper’s right and Brentford had seven.

There were still nine minutes left, including stoppage time, and Brentford hunted an eighth. A Nørgaard shot, after a clever Mbeumo lay-off, looked set for the next before it was blocked and Benrahma saw a low shot saved by Shea, who probably kept it down to single figures. An eight did not come do Brentford had to settle for a magnificent seven and another home win.

Brentford: Raya; Dalsgaard (sub Roerslev 76 mins), Jansson (sub Sørensen 62 mins), Pinnock, Henry; Dasilva, Nørgaard, Jensen (sub Žambůrek 71 mins); Mbeumo, Watkins, Benrahma

Subs (not used): Daniels, Thompson, Oksanen, Mokotjo

Luton Town: Shea; Bree, Bradley, Pearson, Potts; Mpanzu, Brown (sub Butterfield 53 mins), Shinnie (sub Bolton h/t), Tunnicliffe; Collins, Cornick (sub Galloway h/t)

Subs (not used): Sluga, McManaman, LuaLua, Jones

Attendance: 11,287 (1,636 away fans)

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30 November 2019

It’s matchday and today is our annual Rainbow Laces fixture supporting Stonewall and the LGBT community in ensuring football is accessible, enjoyable and welcoming to all. The Bees face Luton Town and with your support, are looking to get three points to get closer to the Play-Off places. This afternoon, we expect queues at the Ticket Office and Collections, so save time later, book your tickets online and print them at home now.

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  • Club Members: Tuesday 17 September, 4pm (one per person)
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  • Season Ticket Holders: Thursday 19 September, 4pm (three per person)
  • Club Members additional tickets: Thursday 19 September, 4pm (three per person)
  • Restricted Sale: Monday 23 September, 4pm (four per person)
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Matchday prices

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand
(B300, B301, B305)
30 24 22 8
Braemar Road Stand
(All other blocks)
35 29 27 8
New Road Stand
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
30 24 22 8
New Road Stand
(All other blocks)
35 29 27 8
Ealing Road Terrace 30 24 22 8

All prices exclude booking fees:

  • No booking fees for online purchases at tickets.brentfordfc.com
  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone

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  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • In person from the Ticket Office, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Group bookings can be made here
  • Disabled fans by phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

If you are buying from overseas - tickets will not be sent in the post. You need to choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.

Matchday Info

Supporters with Junior, Young Person and Senior tickets are reminded to bring ID to the stadium in the event of being asked for proof of age when entering the ground. Ages are as follows:

  • Juniors – under 18 (as of the 1 August)
  • Young Persons - 18-24 (as of the 1 August)  
  • Seniors – over 65 (as of the 1 August) 

Where a Season Ticket Holder forgets their Brentford Card they will be required to pay a £5 admin fee. Replacement Brentford Cards can be arranged at the Ticket Office. Valid ID must be shown and admin cost of £10 applies.

Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP are required to purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or Junior), the carer will receive a complimentary ticket.

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