Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur recommended bets
Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur match preview
The Tottenham Hotspur hype-train is showing no signs of slowing down, so will they enjoy another victory here?
Last Saturday night, in the game overshadowed by VAR controversy, Spurs did win again, defeating nine-man Liverpool at home, courtesy of that 96th minute own goal.
This maintains Ange Postecoglou’s unbeaten start to life as a Premier League manager, winning five of seven outings, and another victory here would see Spurs spend the night top of the table.
Luton Town meantime won a top-flight match for the first time in 31 years last weekend, defeating Everton 2-1 at Goodison.
Tom Lockyer slide-tackling in from virtually on the goal-line, before Carlton Morris headed home the all-important second.
However, on Tuesday night, the Hatters were unable to build on this, beaten 2-1 by fellow newly-promoted club Burnley at home.
Elijah Adebayo did poke home an equaliser on the turn just six minutes form time, only for the Clarets to go straight up the other end and snatch victory themselves.
Nevertheless, Rob Edwards’ side do kick off outside the relegation zone and, should Luton still be there come 19 May, this would represent one of the most unlikely survival bids of all-time.
This’ll be a first meeting between the Hatters and Spurs since May 1992, with Tottenham unbeaten in eight encounters, while Luton’s most-recent victory came in 1987.
Will that change at Kenilworth Road, or will the away side simply have too much quality?
Luton Town team news
Rob Edwards has switched to a 3-4-3 in recent weeks, with mid-week scorer Elijah Adebayo dropping the bench while Jacob Brown and Chiedozie Ogbene are deployed in-behind Carlton Morris.
At centre-back, 21 year old Teden Mengi made his full-Premier League debut on Tuesday, chosen over Reece Burke or Mads Andersen.
Predicted XI (3-4-3): Kaminski; Lockyer, Mengi, Bell; Kaboré, Nakamba, Ruddock Mpanzu, Doughty; Brown, Ogbene, Morris.
Tottenham Hotspur team news
It was confirmed this week that Manor Solomon faces months out due to injury, so he joins Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perišić, Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil in the treatment room.
Brennan Johnson is also a doubt, having sustained a hamstring injury during the North London Derby, but is hopeful of, at least, being amongst the substitutes for this one.
In his absence, Richarlison will continue to be deployed on the left, with Son Heung-min though the middle, having scored six in seven Premier League outings so far.
Yves Bissouma would miss Spurs’ next match, a home game against Fulham, if booked here.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Vicario; Porro, Romero, van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma, Kuluševski, Maddison, Richarlison; Son Heung-min.