Monday, May 27, 2024

Prediction: Luton vs Everton

Verdict: Everton draw no bet

Best Odds: 19/20

Bookmaker: Dachbet

Looking to extend on their remarkable Premier League romp, Everton will make the trip to Kenilworth Road on Friday night when they meet Luton.

Luton

Starting with the hosts, while Luton might still find themselves dreaming of the chance to extend on their Premier League status, the Hatters are at the heart of an extended top-flight crisis. Last seen over the weekend suffering what could prove to be a crucial 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolves, it is no secret that Rob Edwards’ men are pencilled in as a leading contender to be hit with an immediate Championship return. Losing five of their previous six Premier League appearances since returning from March’s international break, the former Watford boss has also seen his downbeat squad muster just a single victory from any of their previous 15 consecutive showdowns across all competitions. With that extended rut stemming all the way back to January 30th, Friday’s hosts have also gained a real reputation for their glaring defensive issues. Including back-to-back 5-1 drumming against Manchester City and Brentford respectively, Luton have recorded just a single top-flight clean sheet since opening the New Year.

Team News

All still dealing with respective injury issues, Luton are expected to once again be without the likes of Mads Juan Andersen, Amari’i Bell, Jacob Brown, Dan Potts and influential skipper Tom Lockyer. Likewise, the Hatters have confirmed that former Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba will not featured for the remainder of the season.

Bagging a consolation strike away at Wolves last week and now notching 10 Premier League strikes so far this season, attacking talisman Carlton Morris will spearhead Luton’s charge here. Ex-England international Andros Townsend could be handed a full recall on Friday night.

Everton

As for the visitors, while Everton might have marked their return from March’s international break in the midst of their own public struggle, Sean Dyche’s men have come roaring back in a sensational fashion. Last seen putting in another rugged performance as they clinched a 1-0 victory at home against Brentford, the former Burnley boss finds the mood in his camp at a season-high. Skyrocketing themselves away from a looming relegation scrap and eventually cruising their way to Premier League safety, Friday’s guests will be looking to make another statement here. In fact, making real history on April 24th as they secured a famous 2-0 victory against bitter local rivals Liverpool, the Toffees have won all of their previous three appearances by an aggregate score of 5-0. Likewise, along with collecting 12 points from their previous five top-flight showdowns, Dyche’s side have also lost just one of their last six outings.

Team News

Missing out against Brentford last week and still dealing with a recent ankle injury Vitali Mykolenko is not expected to feature on Friday night. Likewise, all still dealing with respective issues, Dyche’s side will travel to Kenilworth Road without the likes of Seamus Coleman, Lewis Dobbin and one-time England international Dele Alli.

However, the Blues are hopeful that former Udinese striker Beto will be able to make a return to their squad this weekend. Forming what has become a rugged partnership at the heart of Everton’s midfield, Idrissa Gueye will once again be joined by 23-year-old James Garner.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Luton and Everton met for their reverse Premier League showdown on September 30th, the Hatters picked up a shock 2-1 victory at Goodison Park.
    • However, Friday’s hosts have recorded just a single victory from any of their previous 15 consecutive appearances across all competitions.
    • Everton have won all of their previous three Premier League appearances by an aggregate score of 5-0.
    • Likewise, Dyche’s side have collected 12 points from their previous five Premier League appearances.
    • Luton have shipped 21 goals in just their previous seven home fixtures across all competitions.

    Conclusion

    Enjoying what has quickly become a stunning purple patch, Everton certainly find the mood in their camp at a season-high. Skyrocketing themselves away from a looming relegation scrap, Friday’s guests have now won all of their previous three Premier League appearances by an aggregate score of 5-0. Likewise, mustering 12 points from their last five top-flight showdowns and making real history on April 24th as they clinched a famous 2-0 victory away at bitter local rivals Liverpool, Everton should be smelling a golden opportunity here. Given what has been a huge recent gulf in class, we are backing an away draw no bet this weekend.

    Verdict: Everton draw no bet

    Best Odds: 19/20

    Bookmaker: Dachbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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