Luton v Accrington Betting Tips & Odds – 10/03/18

Luton v Accrington Betting Tips & Odds – 10/03/18

Luton v Accrington Betting Tips & Odds

In our Luton v Accrington betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.


The top two in League Two face off on Saturday with Nathan Jones’ Luton Town hosting Accrington Stanley at Kenilworth Road. The Hatters come into the weekend setting the pace in League Two and living up to their tags as one of the pre-season favourites for promotion. But a run of just one win in four has allowed the chasing pack to make up some ground on them slightly, with their opponents here their nearest challengers. Stanley are currently just a point behind Jones’ men and they continue to storm the division, despite having one of the smallest budgets. The job that John Coleman has one at the Wham Stadium is incredible and promotion to League One for the first time in their history would be a seriously impressive achievement.

Nathan Jones

Luton boss Nathan Jones will know just how big three points could be here in the title race

Luton looking to go four points clear

It’s been a great season for everyone involved with Luton Town and they’ll be praying that this is finally the year that they win promotion from League Two. This is their fourth year in the fourth tier since winning the National League title back in 2014 and they look in their best shape yet to finally take that next step. They’ve overcome the disappointment of losing in the play-offs last term to go on and dominate this time around, with them occupying first position longer than any other side in League Two. Nathan Jones’ will be very confident that he can guide his side to promotion, with them being incredibly consistent over the course of their opening 35 games of the season. But recently there’s been a few chinks in the armour, with them winning just one of their last four which has cut their lead in top spot to one point – with the play-offs also now seven points away.

Three of those games have ended in draws which is exactly what happened in their previous outing last Saturday, when they were held by a resurgent Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium. It was a day that started with such promise for the Hatters when leading scorer James Collins broke the deadlock after 33 minutes, with Town on course to complete an important victory. But a frantic final thirteen minutes saw the Irish dismissed for a second bookable offence – meaning he’s suspended this weekend – and Jabo Ibehre score a late equaliser for the hosts to steal a point. It was a tough one to take for Jones, especially with him losing one of his big hitters to suspension but they have more than enough quality to cope without him. Young forward Elliot Lee is likely to partner the prolific Danny Hylton in attack and the pair will be a real handful for the Stanley backline.

Danny Hylton

Nine of Hylton’s sixteen league goals have come at Kenilworth Road this season

Stanley success story continues to gather momentum

Each season there always seems to be one side who upsets the odds and performs well above expectations, this year it looks like Accrington could well be that said. Stanley, managed by cult hero John Coleman have one of the Football League’s smallest budgets but it hasn’t shown on the pitch with them competing at the summit of the division for pretty much the entirety of the campaign. This is currently best side that Stanley fans have seen in their short 49 year history and they could write a new chapter if they win promotion into the third tier, which would be another first for the club. They’re involved in a real scrap at the top of the table but a run of form which has seen them win ten of their last twelve games has given them some breathing space, with them currently six points clear of fourth placed Wycombe and the play-offs.

Not just are Accrington winning games and turning heads, but their style of play is also immensely impressive with them playing an entertaining brand of attacking football. Coleman’s side have hit a huge 59 goals in League Two this season – a total which is only bettered by their opponents here (75) and Wycombe (67). But despite their strength coming in the final third, they’ve proven that they’re much more than that in recent weeks with them winning three of their previous four games by a 1-0 scoreline. If they can continue grind out results like that they’ll have an excellent chance of finishing in the top three and winning that elusive promotion. This game will give them a real idea of where they’re currently at and if they can win it they’ll not only send out a huge statement to the rest of the division, but go top of League Two in the process, so this should be some game.

John Coleman

John Coleman has worked wonders on a shoestring budget at the Wham Stadium

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