Luton v Cardiff. Team news & preview

Last updated : 16 February 2021 By Michael Morris

Championship action at Kenilworth Rd tonight as Cardiff are the visitors to face Luton Town. Kick off at 8:15pm and it's live on Sky.


The Cardiff starting line up is unchanged from Saturday's 3 - 1 win over Coventry but there is a welcome return to the squad for Alex Smithies. Still no Sheyi Ojo, Joe Ralls or Junior Hoilett who have all taken knocks recently and Jonny Williams is not in the squad either after picking up and injury soon after signing.

Luton Town: Sluga; Pearson, Lockyer, Bradley, Potts; Mpanzu, Rea, Dewsbury-Hall, Naismith; Hylton, Collins.

Subs: Shea, Cranie, Tunnicliffe, Cornick, Berry, Clark, Nombe, Adebayo, Ince.

Cardiff City: Phillips, Morrison, Flint, Nelson; Ng, Vaulks, Pack, Bennett; Wilson; Murphy, Moore.

Subs: Smithies, Brown, Bagan, Sang, Bacuna, Colwill, Harris, Davies, Watters. 

Match facts 

  • Luton are winless in three home league matches against Cardiff (D2 L1) since a 2-0 win in December 2002. 
  • Cardiff are looking to win four consecutive league matches against Luton for the first time since November 1980. 
  • Luton have lost only one of their last eight home league games (W3 D4), falling to a 0-2 defeat to QPR in January. 
  • Cardiff have gone unbeaten in each of Mick McCarthy’s first three away league games with the club (W2 D1) – they are looking to win three in a row on the road in the league for the first time since July 2020. 
  • In his Football League managerial career, Cardiff’s Mick McCarthy has faced Luton Town more often without losing than any other club in the league (9 games – W4 D5).

Match Officials:

Assistants: Andrew Fox and Lee Venamore
Fourth Official : Stephen Martin