Luton Town vs Bournemouth Prediction, Preview, and Betting Tips

Luton Town vs Bournemouth Prediction, Preview, and Betting Tips

Luton Town vs Bournemouth Preview

This Saturday, Bournemouth travels to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton Town, where the Cherries will look to close in on the top half while Luton Town aims for a big win to keep their survival hopes alive.

  • Date: 06/04/2024
  • Kick-off Time: 2:00 PM (GMT)
  • Location: Kenilworth Road
Luton Town vs Bournemouth
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Premier League survival is getting more and more dramatic with every matchday, with points deduction adding more suspense. Luton finds themselves in touching distance of safety, but Bournemouth is getting closer to the top half of the table.

Currently in 18th position in the Premier League table after 31 games, Luton Town has five wins, seven draws, and 18 losses, leaving them 22 points behind Nottingham Forest by three points and below Everton by four.

The Hatters enjoy a better scoring record than their league placement, netting 43 goals in 31 games with an average of 1.43 goals per game. However, Luton has had massive defensive concerns, conceding 62 goals and managing just two clean sheets.

Bournemouth is way above Luton in 11th place in the Premier League. The Cherries have 11 wins, 8 draws, and 11 losses, leaving them with 41 points and one point away from the top half of the table.

In front of goal, the Cherries have been quite consistent all season, scoring 45 goals in 31 games, averaging 1.46 goals per game. Their defensive performance has also been concerning as they have let in 53 goals and collected eight clean sheets.

Luton Town vs Bournemouth Team News

Luton Town

Luton has two draws and three losses in the last five games. The visit from Aston Villa saw the game go south by halftime after a brace from Ollie Watkins. Despite Chong and Carlton Morris scoring to bring Luton level with 15 minutes to go, Lucas Digne had the final say with a 3-2 win for Aston Villa. The trip to South London saw Luton behind early on from a goal from Jean-Philippe Mateta.

However, Crystal Palace held on to this lead until the end, but Cauley Woodrow popped out of nowhere with a goal in the sixth minute of added time to rescue a 1-1 draw for the visitors. Chris Wood gave Nottingham Forest the lead just after the 30th-minute mark. This time Luton came back from behind with a goal from Luke Berry, grabbing another 1-1 draw for Luton. Issa Kabore and a late goal from Son Heung-min gave Tottenham the 2-1 win after Luton could not hold on to their one-goal lead. Luton’s mid-week trip to Arsenal ended 2-0 after the side was dominated by the Gunners and could not recover from the sucker punch.

Bournemouth

In their last six games in all competitions, Bournemouth has four wins, one draw, and one loss. The Fifth Round of the FA Cup saw Bournemouth host Championship leaders Leicester. An extra-time winner from Abdul Fatawu was enough for Leicester to leave with a 1-0 win. Coming back to the Premier League, Bournemouth traveled to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.

Justin Kluivert and Antoine Semenyo scored to give Bournemouth the 2-0 win. The visit from a struggling Sheffield United saw The Cherries fight from behind as goals from Dango Ouattara and Enes Unal rescued a 2-2 draw for Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke returned to the scoresheet against Everton, opening the scoring just after the hour mark and Seamus Coleman got the win for Bournemouth as they made it a 2-1 win.

Justin Kluivert scored the only goal of the game in the 79th minute, in a narrow 0-1 victory over Crystal Palace. In the recent mid-week fixture, a goal by Kluivert was enough to grab all three points versus Crystal Palace as they head to Luton confident.

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Luton Town vs Bournemouth Injury News

Luton Town: Rob Edwards has injuries equivalent to a grocery list that includes Tom Lockyer, Amari’i Bell, Marvelous Nakamba, Elijah Adebayo, Sambi Lokonga, Dan Potts, Mads Andersen, Jacob Brown, Alfie Doughty, Tahith Chong, Reece Burke, and Chiedozie Ogbene. However, only Gabriel Osho could return this weekend.

Bournemouth: Andoni Iraola will be missing the likes of Ryan Fredericks and Luis Sinisterra but could expect Marcos Senesi to return. Moreover, Lewis Cook has been playing the center-back role next to Illia Zabarnyi, while Ryan Christie returned from injury midweek and played the full 90 minutes.

Head to Head

Luton and Bournemouth have met 65 times so far with their first meeting going way back to 1923. Not much separates the sides with Bournemouth having 26 wins and Luton Town on 22 wins with the remaining 17 games where the teams shared the spoils.

  • 13/03/2024 Premier League – AFC Bournemouth 4-3 Luton Town
  • 15/01/2022 Championship – AFC Bournemouth 3-2 Luton Town
  • 25/09/2021 Championship – Luton Town AFC 2-1 Bournemouth
  • 16/01/2021 Championship – AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Luton Town
  • 19/12/2020 Championship – Luton Town AFC 0-0 Bournemouth

Luton Town vs Bournemouth Prediction

Luton Town vs Bournemouth
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Both sides have had ups and downs this season and with the relegation steam increasing, Luton’s need can turn into desperation where they will play to get something from the game.

Predicted scoreline: Luton Town 1-1 AFC Bournemouth

Luton Town vs Bournemouth Predicted Lineups

Luton town form:

D L D L L

Possible lineup: Kaminski Kabore, Mengi, Burke, Hashioka, Berry, Mpanzu, Barkley, Townsend, Chong, Morris

Bournemouth form:

W D W W W

Possible lineup: Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Mepham, Kelly, Adams, Cook, Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier, Solanke

Luton Town vs Bournemouth Betting Tips

Ladbrokes

Luton town – 3.60

Draw – 4.00

Bournemouth – 2.05

(subject to change)

Where to watch Luton Town vs Bournemouth

India – Star Select network, Disney + Hotstar

UK – Sky Sports

US – NBC Sports

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