Luton Town predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 30
- Winning Bets: 17
- Average Odds: 1.99
- Overall Stake : 221
- Profit: 260.08
- Yield: 17.68 %
The Hatters seem to be going through a major upswing under acting manager Nathan Jones.
Ever since they went through major financial woes in the 2000s, they’ve been stuck in the mires of the fifth-tier National League. In the past few years, though, they managed to claw their back up the English league system.
A return to the top flight is quite far off still, but it’s good to see the astonishing progress Luton has made. They finished the previous season at a rather mediocre 19th place, but most EFL Championship betting predictions are rather optimistic.
If the trend continues, we may even see Luton Town reach the upper half this year. Such an outcome is priced at around 3.5 but may be more likely than it seems at first glance. Relegation is priced at a distant 7.0, which is a stark improvement over the 2019/20 season.
Luton Key Players
Luton’s rise is in no small part thanks to some heavily under-valued players.
Team captain Sonny Bradley is one such player, whose versatility as both a defender and a driving force behind most of the team’s attacks is incredibly valuable. Speaking of quick transitions, Aston Villa’s James Bree signed with Luton as a winger.
Goalkeeper Simon Sluga offered a very strong performance over the past season, and his role as a goalie is undeniably pivotal to the team’s defensive efforts. The rest of the roster is a bit patchy – a team fresh out of League One is destined to have difficulties assembling a decent lineup.
Collectively, though, some of these lads are starting to garner attention and may soon end up in higher-profile teams. Examples of such promising talent include James Collins, Matty Pearson, and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.
Luton Town and their fans nurture a strong animosity towards Watford. The two clubs have so far met face to face in 118 competitive games, in which, surprisingly enough, Luton have the better record with 53 wins over Watford’s 36. However, Luton Town haven’t finished above Watford in the English football system since 1997.
Apart from the Hornets, Luton Town supporters also consider Queens Park Rangers, Stevenage, Cambridge United and Milton Keynes Dons as their rivals, according to a survey conducted in August 2019.
Before Luton Town was formed there were several other clubs in the town, most notably Luton Wanderers and Luton Excelsior. As a result of an idea put forth by Wanderers player George Deacon which was based on his desire for all the best players to play at one club, the two entities merged in April 1885 and became Luton Town Football Club.
They were among the founding members of the Southern Football League and the first club in southern England to go fully professional. Their home was initially Excelsior’s old ground of Dallow Lane, but upon joining the Football League in 1897, they moved to a new ground called Dunstable Road. They stayed there for eight years, and in 1905, they finally settled at Kenilworth Road, which remains their home today.
But Luton were forced to quit the Football League for financial reasons, and they returned to the Southern League in 1900, remaining there until the Football League formed their Third Division South in 1920.
After that, it took them a long time to work their way up but they stuck to the task, finally reaping the rewards when they broke into the First Division in 1955. Their spell there lasted five years, but the 60s saw them fall back all the way to the Fourth Division, before their resurgence began with the arrival of the 70s. In 1974/75 they were back among the elite,and quickly went back to the Second Division, until they finally managed another sustained top-tier run between 1982 and 1992. They finished seventh in 1986/87, and that remains their best ever league result. They won the League Cup the following year, which is their only major trophy, but they also played in the 1989 final, as well as the FA Cup final in 1959.
But in 1992 they finished last, and therefore they missed the inaugural season of the Premier League, and they haven’t returned since. They gradually lost ground through the 90s, eventually dropping even from League Two down to the Conference Premier in 2009. But since 2014, they’ve been on the upward road, and after five more years in League Two and only a year in League One, they are back in the Championship, hoping not to be stopped here.
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