Saturday, July 2, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: Stoke vs Luton – 23/02/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ 888sport

Hoping to find a shock route into the play-off places on Wednesday night, Luton will make the trip to Stoke in a contest that could see chances at both ends of the pitch.

Starting with the hosts, once again having to settle for an action-packed point last weekend, Stoke know that they face a real uphill struggle if they’re to clinch a play-off spot this season. Last seen having to settle for back-to-back 2-2 stalemates against Birmingham and Nottingham Forest, Michael O’Neill’s men are still seeking some stability in 2022. Opening the midweek fixtures sat six points adrift of finding a route into the top-six, the former Northern Ireland boss will be desperate for his side to lay down a marker here. Unbeaten in their last five Championship outings on the spin, it should also be noted that the Potters have largely impressed on home soil. Including a thumping 3-0 win against Swansea earlier in the month, Wednesday’s hosts have lost just a single matchup at the bet365 Stadium since January 3rd.

As for the visitors, last seen putting on a thumping display as they secured a 2-0 win at home against West Brom. Luton have only gained a host of plaudits from across the Championship again this season. With their sights set on securing a shock play-off spot this year, Nathan Jones’ men have won four of their last five matchups across all formats. Desperate to get one over on his former employers on Wednesday night, the Whites have also lost just a single showdown over the past month. With the mood in their camp likely to be at a red-hot high, Luton could be smelling a chance at the bet365 Stadium here. However, it should be highlighted, with the play-off contenders seeing five of their last six matchups on the road finish with over 1.5 goals, we’re backing what should be another enjoyable affair in midweek.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Stoke vs Luton 2/5 for Wednesday’s Championship battle @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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