Monday, February 26, 2024

Prediction: Luton vs Tottenham

Verdict: Tottenham to win and over 3.5 goals in the match

Best odds: 3.01

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Tottenham are flying high at the start of the season. The North London team could be at the top of the Premier League if they manage a win against Luton, at least for a couple of hours until Manchester City plays. Apparently, the Spurs seem to have an easy task away at the struggling Luton.

Luton

Luton managed to pull off a historic promotion last season. Playing against the best football teams in the world like the Champions League winners Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United is a treat for their fans. Although given almost no chances to play Premier League football in the next season, Rob Edwards’s team is safe for the time being, with only a better goal difference than Burnley, keeping them from the bottom 3. The Hatters lost a crucial game last week in front of their own fans, after a disappointing display against Burnley who managed to score the winner in the 85th minute of the game. After a slow start, Luton’s attacking players found their rhythm, scoring 4 times in the last 3 games.

Team News

Dan Pots and Jordan Clark are still recovering from injuries and are expected to return after the international break. Lokongo will be out of contention recovering from his long-lasting tigh injuries with Osho trying to recover after his hamstring muscle problems.

Carlton Morris is expected to lead the front line and score his 3rd goal of the season. He will be supported by Ogbene and Brown who had a good performance with Burnley, delivering quality crosses in the opposition box and having a few shots on and off-target.

Tottenham

Tottenham are ticking so far like a Swiss watch under the magic wand of Ange Postecoglu. The Greek-born, Aussie manager impressed in his debut displaying beautiful football and bagging points at the same time. Spurs sit 2nd in the table and could become the new leaders if Manchester City fail to win at Etihad. Having the luxury of not playing in European competitions, Spurs can focus on the Premier League.  If they maintain their rhythm a top-four finish is a real possibility. Confidence is at an all-time high when playing on the road. A testimony to that is the sensational comeback in the North London derby when Tottenham got back in the game twice to get a much-deserved point against Arsenal.

Team News

Solomon suffered a knee injury and will be sidelined for at least 2 months, joining an already full treatment room. Ivan Perisic is nowhere near to coming back on the pitch after his ACL injury. Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso will miss the trip to Luton but are expected to recover from their muscle injuries and be back in the team after the international break.

Postecoglu is expected to use the same starting 11 as in the game played with Liverpool. Son will be leading the attack with Richarlison supporting him from the left side. The South Korean striker is in exceptional form scoring 3 goals in the last 2 games against Arsenal and Liverpool.

Key factors to consider

  • Luton scored at least 1 goal in 5 of their 7 games played in the Premier League.
  • The Hatters failed to win at home in their 3 matches played (D1L2).
  • Rob Edwards’s team never lost at Kenilworth Road stadium with both games played being ended in a scoreless draw.
  • Luton has the lowest market value in the Premier League
  • Tottenham failed to score at Kenilworth Road stadium
  • Tottenham can get to the top of the table if they win against Luton.
  • Spurs are undefeated in the matches played away this season (a draw at Emirates with Arsenal and with Brentford at GTech Stadium.
  • Alongside Manchester City and Arsenal, Spurs are the only team undefeated in the Premier League.

Conclusion

Tottenham are favourites to bag 3 points in this game and the only question remaining open is: what will be the score difference in favour of Spurs? Luton is playing attacking football leaving open spaces for their opposition to exploit. I expect the visitors to score 3 or more goals considering the last results of Ange Postecoglu’s players who are at an all-time high regarding their confidence. The visitors are hoping to finish this round at the top of the table, a feature last pulled off on 30 August 2021.

Verdict: Tottenham to win and over 3.5 goals in the match

Best odds: 3.01

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stefan Budur


Former owner of Betting Mojo, experienced bettor and former punter at Betadvisor, Stefan has done it all when it comes to soccer betting. With more than 15 years of experience in the gambling industry, he gained a lot of knowledge that he'd like to share with SoccerNews.com readers so you can position yourself better every time you place a bet.

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