EFL Championship: Game week 39
Stadium: Kenilworth Road
1st April 2023
On Saturday afternoon, Luton Town will welcome Watford as they aim to solidify their position in the top six of the Championship standings. Despite a six-place gap between the two teams, Watford is only nine points behind their fourth-placed opponents, which demonstrates that they are still contenders for promotion.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Luton Town’s Form
Luton manager Rob Edwards would have preferred another game soon after conceding a late equaliser to Sunderland. However, he has taken the opportunity to reflect on the team's overall performance, as they have secured 14 points from six matches and are in a good position for a playoff spot. While the team is still hoping for automatic promotion, their priority is to secure a top-six spot. Luton's recent success at Kenilworth Road has been crucial, with four wins and one draw in their last six home matches. Prior to this, they had only won three home league matches this season. A win in their upcoming game would increase the pressure on the teams around them in the league standings.
Luton Town’s possible starting lineup
Adebayo, Morris, Campbell, Doughty, Berry, Nakamba, Drameh, Bell, Lockyer, Osho and Horvath
Chris Wilder was recently appointed to take over from Slaven Bilic, who succeeded Edwards and has so far earned four points from the first three matches under his leadership. Although all three matches were against clubs facing the risk of relegation, Wilder's team could only manage a 1-1 draw at home against Wigan Athletic, who are currently at the bottom of the table. As a result, Wilder faces a significant challenge in gaining the support of the fans. Watford, who are five points behind the playoff places, will be playing against one of the two teams above them in the remaining fixtures.
Watford’s predicted lineup
Pedro, Davis, Sema, Kone, Choudhury, Louza, Ngakia, Hoedt, Cathcart, Porteous and Bachmann
Luton Town vs Watford expert tips
The upcoming game appears to be highly competitive, especially with Wilder having had the opportunity to work with his team during the international break. However, Luton is becoming more self-assured at Kenilworth Road, which leads us to believe that they will win by a narrow margin. Our prediction for the match is that Luton Town will defeat Watford, with fewer than 2.5 goals being scored.