Luton Town v West Bromwich Albion Tips & Predictions
17th August 2019 – 15:00
Match Preview & Team News
West Brom opened the new season with an impressive 1-2 victory away at Nottingham Forest but they’ve failed to back it up playing only a 1-1 draw to Millwall last weekend in the second round. They are looking to return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Kenilworth Road to battle recently-promoted Luton Town in the third round.
The hosts entered the new season hoping to save the second-division status for longer than a year but they’ll have to improve their defensive displays significantly to make the job easier. Luton’s back line looks below the level of Championship as the Hatters have already conceded five goals in two league affairs so far. If we add the 1-5 loss to Norwich City in the last pre-season friendly, we can say Graeme Jones has reasons for headaches ahead of Saturday’s home tie against the Baggies.
The visitors fell in the play-offs last term and they opened the new campaign with four points from two matches. They were eliminated from the League Cup on Tuesday night as the new manager Slaven Bilic stated the automatic promotion is team’s main goal for this season.
Bilic may not have the likes of Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez in the final third, but WBA still have a lethal group of predators in the likes of Kenneth Zohore, Hal Robson-Kanu, Charlie Austin, Matt Philips, and Oliver Burke.
They should all have plenty of room to deliver past the struggling defence of Luton’s and we would be surprised with anything but an away win here.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The main bet will be West Bromwich Albion to win at the odds of 8/5 as the quality is no doubts on their side.
Goals Market Prediction
Luton Town conceded way too many goals so far this summer and probably the safest pick would be WBA to score two or more on Saturday at 6/5 odds.
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