Luton Town - Wolves predictions and free betting tips [23/09/2023]
On Saturday, 23 September, as part of the 6th round of the EPL, Luton Town will host Wolverhampton on their home pitch. Last weekend, the 'hatters' were defeated by Fulham with a score of 1:0, while Gary O'Neil's team lost to Liverpool at home grounds (1:3).
Luton Town: Kaminski; Kabore, Lockyer, Andersen, Berk, Bell; Nakamba, Lokonga; Chong; Morris, Adebayo.
Wolverhampton: Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Bueno; Gomes, Lemina; Hwang, Bellegarde, Neto; Kün.
The match will take place in Luton at the Kenilworth Road stadium.
Luton found themselves in the EPL for the first time in the 21st century according to the results of the last season. Given the quality of the squad and fierce competition in the elite division, newcomers are primarily expected to struggle for their place among the strongest teams. However, the guests had a very unfortunate start, having failed to score a single point after four matches. Rob Edwards’ wards occupy 20th place in the tournament table, notably, at the debut of the campaign they were trounced by Brighton (4:1) and Chelsea (3:0). Since then, Luton managed to reinforce their defence and only narrowly lost to West Ham (1:2) and Fulham (1:0) over the past weekend: the match was determined by a goal in the 20th minute of the second half by Carlos Vinícius. Edwards' players, holding the 20th position, remain the only team with zero in the "points earned" column, and only Everton scored as few goals (2) as the white-blues.
Still, the current position of Wolverhampton gives the visitors' fans hope for their first victory in the top league in over 31 years. The Luton coaching staff is still forced to deal with injuries to defenders Potts and Osho, as well as key midfielder Clark (3 goals and 4 assists in the Championship). The team that got promoted this summer worked actively in the transfer market to become competitive compared to the rest of the EPL representatives, however, the club's attacking capabilities still have room for improvement. Striker Carlton Morris (1 goal and 1 assist in the EPL), who played a key role last season, remains the team's main offensive force. In midfield, newcomers Chong (transferred from Birmingham) and Lokonga (loaned from Arsenal) are available.
As often seen in previous seasons, Wolverhampton will strive to retain their elite status. Adding fuel to the fire, the fact that former head coach Hulen Lopetegi quit just a few days before the start of the season. Under Gary O'Neil, the Wolves still have to regain their former condition, as they currently hold just 16th place in the Premier League, earning only 3 points in 5 rounds. After a win over bottom-dwelling Everton (0:1), Wolverhampton lost to Crystal Palace (3:2) and Liverpool last weekend (1:3). Pedro Neto put Wolves ahead in the first half, but then the Reds turned things around with efforts from Cody Gapko, Andrew Robertson, and Harvey Elliott. Gary O'Neil can only regret the numerous missed opportunities to double the lead in the first half, as was the case in the first match against Manchester United.
Since the start of the season, only Burnley (12) conceded more goals than Wolverhampton (11), and only one of the last 11 away games in the Premier League resulted in a victory for the Wolves. This weekend only young reserve midfielder Hodge, who has a shin injury, won't be available to play. Otherwise, all key players are listed. Portuguese winger Pedro Neto remains a key force on the offensive flank for the Wolves. It's also worth mentioning Matheus Kün (1 goal in the EPL) and Hee-Chan Hwang (3 goals). Former Strasbourg forward Bellegarde debuted for the club in the last round and may start this Saturday.
These teams haven't met each other since the third round of the FA Cup in the 2012-2013 season, during which the 'hatters' triumphed with a score of 1:0, leading to the dismissal of the then head coach of the Wolves, the now Norwegian Stale Solbakken.
Prediction for the Match Luton Town - Wolverhampton
In this season, O'Neil's charges are looking good in attack, although they don't always convert even a small part of their chances. In any case, it won't be hard for the visitors to play at their best against modest Luton. The guests have lost four games in a row without any chances and have the weakest squad in the EPL. We confidently bet on a victory for the 'wolves' with a handicap of 0.
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