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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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LUTON TOWN
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A historical overview of Luton Town's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Luton Town sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1987 Wednesday, January 28, 1987 4073.18  
  1986 Saturday, November 15, 1986 4065.90  
  1988 Sunday, February 28, 1988 4063.44  
  1958 Saturday, February 15, 1958 4028.32  
  1955 Tuesday, December 27, 1955 4023.12  
  1989 Wednesday, March 1, 1989 4019.23  
  1985 Saturday, December 7, 1985 4017.01  
  1959 Saturday, March 7, 1959 4014.59  
  1957 Saturday, December 28, 1957 4000.12  
  1956 Wednesday, January 11, 1956 3990.17  
  1983 Monday, December 26, 1983 3971.46  
  1982 Saturday, October 9, 1982 3967.13  
  1953 Saturday, February 7, 1953 3944.40  
  1960 Saturday, January 30, 1960 3943.72  
  1984 Monday, January 2, 1984 3936.81  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Luton Town sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  2013 Saturday, April 6, 2013 3348.17  
  1966 Saturday, December 3, 1966 3418.97  
  1967 Saturday, April 8, 1967 3422.14  
  2012 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3426.66  
  2009 Saturday, October 31, 2009 3470.26  
  2011 Tuesday, December 6, 2011 3477.86  
  2010 Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3478.76  
  1965 Monday, December 27, 1965 3483.80  
  2008 Saturday, November 29, 2008 3492.89  
  2016 Saturday, April 9, 2016 3495.72  
  2015 Friday, April 3, 2015 3502.68  
  2014 Saturday, January 4, 2014 3503.82  
  1901 Saturday, March 2, 1901 3525.12  
  2001 Tuesday, January 23, 2001 3527.02  
  1964 Saturday, January 11, 1964 3536.67  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Luton Town's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Norwich City (3963) vs. Luton Town (3428)
  Saturday, January 26, 2013
-578.5 3.5% 0-1 +9.7 
  Luton Town (3415) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3779)
  Saturday, January 5, 2013
-321.1 13.6% 1-0 +8.6 
  Luton Town (3525) vs. Bristol City (3840)
  Tuesday, August 11, 2015
-276.1 16.9% 3-1 +12.5 
  Luton Town (3819) vs. Arsenal (4119)
  Thursday, December 26, 1991
-224.0 21.6% 1-0 +15.7 
  Luton Town (3882) vs. Liverpool (4175)
  Saturday, February 23, 1991
-217.1 22.3% 3-1 +23.3 
  Luton Town (3532) vs. Plymouth Argyle (3817)
  Tuesday, August 12, 2008
-237.1 20.3% 2-0 +11.9 
  Luton Town (3652) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (3935)
  Saturday, January 28, 1933
-153.1 29.3% 2-0 +21.2 
  Luton Town (3745) vs. Portsmouth (4025)
  Saturday, January 6, 1951
-185.6 25.6% 2-0 +22.3 
  Luton Town (3554) vs. Aston Villa (3828)
  Wednesday, August 10, 2016
-237.9 20.3% 3-1 +12.0 
  Luton Town (3666) vs. Charlton Athletic (3932)
  Tuesday, September 25, 2007
-216.6 22.3% 3-1 +11.7 
  Luton Town (3630) vs. Birmingham City (3894)
  Saturday, January 8, 1921
-147.4 30.0% 2-1 +14.0 
  Luton Town (3596) vs. Portsmouth (3854)
  Saturday, April 26, 1902
-125.8 32.6% 2-1 +13.5 
  Luton Town (3674) vs. Sunderland (3931)
  Tuesday, August 28, 2007
-206.9 23.3% 3-0 +13.4 
  Luton Town (3578) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (3830)
  Saturday, March 21, 1903
-113.9 34.2% 3-0 +23.0 
  Ipswich Town (4043) vs. Luton Town (3794)
  Thursday, December 26, 1974
-349.1 11.8% 0-1 +17.6 
  Luton Town (3674) vs. Derby County (3922)
  Tuesday, September 17, 1996
-183.0 25.9% 1-0 +7.4 
  Luton Town (3787) vs. Newcastle United (4034)
  Wednesday, February 9, 1994
-174.7 26.8% 2-0 +11.0 
  Luton Town (3822) vs. Leeds United (4067)
  Saturday, March 22, 1975
-144.3 30.4% 2-1 +13.9 
  Luton Town (3708) vs. Ipswich Town (3949)
  Tuesday, September 22, 1998
-173.6 26.9% 4-2 +11.0 
  Charlton Athletic (3719) vs. Luton Town (3481)
  Wednesday, August 30, 1967
-342.8 12.2% 1-2 +17.6 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Luton Town's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Hillingdon Borough (3191) vs. Luton Town (3809)
  Saturday, December 6, 1969
+512.9 95.0% 2-1 -19.0 
  Darlington (3465) vs. Luton Town (3913)
  Tuesday, September 9, 1975
+345.2 87.9% 2-1 -17.6 
  Stockport County (3565) vs. Luton Town (4000)
  Saturday, January 4, 1958
+328.4 86.9% 3-0 -30.4 
  Luton Town (3722) vs. Hull City (3326)
  Saturday, December 5, 1998
+462.8 93.5% 1-2 -9.3 
  Luton Town (3543) vs. Corby Town (3178)
  Tuesday, December 7, 1965
+469.1 93.7% 0-1 -18.7 
  York City (3415) vs. Luton Town (3776)
  Tuesday, January 9, 1979
+255.6 81.3% 2-0 -24.4 
  Newport County (3427) vs. Luton Town (3782)
  Saturday, December 19, 1936
+222.5 78.3% 2-1 -15.7 
  Luton Town (3971) vs. Rotherham United (3675)
  Tuesday, October 25, 1983
+388.2 90.3% 0-2 -27.1 
  Swindon Town (3513) vs. Luton Town (3789)
  Saturday, March 21, 1936
+144.2 69.6% 3-0 -24.4 
  Charlton Athletic (3686) vs. Luton Town (3960)
  Tuesday, October 26, 1982
+182.1 74.0% 2-0 -22.2 
  Chesterfield (3397) vs. Luton Town (3668)
  Saturday, January 13, 2018
+231.9 79.2% 2-0 -23.7 
  Southport (3253) vs. Luton Town (3518)
  Saturday, March 26, 2011
+220.2 78.0% 2-1 -15.6 
  Luton Town (3504) vs. Ebbsfleet United (3240)
  Saturday, January 30, 2010
+308.6 85.5% 2-3 -17.1 
  Cardiff City (3451) vs. Luton Town (3709)
  Monday, August 27, 1934
+125.9 67.4% 1-0 -13.5 
  Plymouth Argyle (3698) vs. Luton Town (3947)
  Saturday, March 5, 1955
+142.3 69.4% 2-1 -13.9 
  Barrow (3485) vs. Luton Town (3729)
  Saturday, February 14, 1970
+137.8 68.9% 2-1 -13.8 
  Gateshead (3259) vs. Luton Town (3502)
  Saturday, September 25, 2010
+197.5 75.7% 1-0 -15.1 
  Luton Town (3789) vs. Gillingham (3548)
  Saturday, December 27, 1969
+347.3 88.1% 1-2 -17.6 
  Tamworth (3292) vs. Luton Town (3531)
  Saturday, August 28, 2010
+194.8 75.4% 3-1 -22.6 
  Gillingham (3555) vs. Luton Town (3794)
  Saturday, April 17, 1937
+106.4 64.9% 1-0 -13.0 
 
   

The twenty teams that Luton Town are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Kidderminster Harriers 12 +8.51 
  Middlesbrough 27 +3.50 
  Tranmere Rovers 29 +3.02 
  Notts County 72 +2.88 
  Aston Villa 39 +2.65 
  Kettering Town 14 +2.61 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 +2.52 
  Exeter City 68 +2.15 
  Cambridge United 35 +1.94 
  Wycombe Wanderers 26 +1.92 
  Torquay United 32 +1.88 
  Forest Green Rovers 12 +1.81 
  Liverpool 38 +1.62 
  Blackpool 54 +1.59 
  Swansea City 51 +1.54 
  Aldershot Town 22 +1.46 
  FC Halifax Town 14 +1.40 
  Reading 80 +1.37 
  Carlisle United 30 +1.32 
  Barrow 16 +1.27 

The twenty teams that Luton Town are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Manchester United 39 -4.74 
  Leyton 12 -4.16 
  Crawley Town 11 -3.91 
  Coventry City 80 -2.98 
  AFC Wimbledon 24 -2.69 
  Mansfield Town 34 -2.65 
  Wrexham 46 -2.35 
  Scunthorpe United 12 -2.31 
  West Bromwich Albion 43 -2.19 
  Cheltenham Town 13 -2.08 
  Preston North End 44 -2.08 
  Sunderland 58 -1.98 
  Barnsley 57 -1.88 
  Birmingham City 59 -1.75 
  Bradford City 17 -1.71 
  Bolton Wanderers 36 -1.66 
  AFC Bournemouth 58 -1.56 
  Plymouth Argyle 98 -1.47 
  Millwall 111 -1.27 
  Colchester United 26 -1.12