Everton vs Luton Town
27th January 2024
The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the FA cup 4th round fixture between Everton and Luton Town.
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Everton form analysis
Everton’s recent form has been inconsistent with both positive and negative results. On December 16th, they earned an impressive 2-0 away win at Burnley thanks to goals from Amadou Onana and Michael Keane. The defense looked organized while the attack created good chances. However, a week later on December 23rd Everton suffered a narrow 2-1 loss away to Tottenham. Though Richarlison scored, defensive lapses led to both Spurs goals. Everton rebounded with a solid performance on December 28th despite a 3-1 home loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City.
After James Harrison put Everton ahead, City’s quality showed through. But Everton remained competitive. Unfortunately, poor form returned days later in a 3-0 thrashing away to Wolves on December 30th. Everton struggled badly at both ends of the pitch in the loss. In their most recent match on January 14th, Everton earned a 0-0 home draw with Aston Villa, led by a solid defensive performance to regain some confidence. Overall, Everton has shown capacity for strong wins and losses alike. Finding consistency, especially defensively, will be key as they are in the Premier League relegation zone. Remaining home games against lower table sides could be best opportunities going forward.
Luton Town form analysis
Luton Town has shown inconsistent form in recent results, mixing some positive performances with heavier defeats. On December 10th, they played Manchester City tight in a 2-1 home loss, going ahead through Elijah Adebayo before City’s quality prevailed. A week later, Luton earned an impressive 1-0 home win over Newcastle thanks to Aaron Townsend’s strike. However, Boxing Day brought a wild 3-2 victory away to Sheffield United, aided by two own goals. Luton led early but struggled defensively throughout in an open game.
On December 30th Luton were soundly beaten 3-2 at home by Chelsea, with a second half brace from Callum Palmer. Though Adebayo added a late goal, it highlighted defensive weaknesses. Finally on January 13th Luton earned a gritty 1-1 away draw at Burnley as Camron Morris netted a stoppage time equalizer. Overall, the results paint the picture of an inconsistent side capable of upsets through strong attacking play, but susceptible to blowing leads through defensive mistakes. With room for improvement at both ends of the pitch, shoring up their back line could be vital for Luton to find more consistent form.