Manchester United travel to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton in what will be a big game at both ends of the table. Both sides will be desperate for three points to keep pace with the teams around them.
- Manchester United to win @ 5/6 with Bet365
- Both Teams to Score @ 4/7 with Bet365
- Over 2.5 goals @ 4/7 with Paddy Power
These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Kick-off time: 16:30
Venue: Kenilworth Road
Luton currently sit a point and a place above the relegation zone, but do have a game in hand. A win at the weekend would be massive for the Hatters, as it could give them some breathing space between themselves and Everton. They could also climb the table, as they are just a point behind Nottingham Forest in 16th. Looking further ahead, they are five points behind 14th place Brentford. However, if they were to drop points, it opens the door for Everton to send them back into the bottom three. It is extremely tight in that area of the table, but Luton’s recent form has given them a realistic hope of a second straight season in the Premier League. Despite their loss at home to Sheffield United at the weekend, they did pick up four points in impressive fashion against both Newcastle and Brighton.
In contrast, the visitors are in a good run of form, which has entered them into the conversations for a Champions League place. Right now they are in sixth, but their victory over Aston Villa has cut the gap to fifth to five points. They are also six points behind Tottenham in fourth. A win would see them either maintain that points difference, or reduce it further. A defeat would present the opportunity to those below them to take advantage.
Throughout the season, United have struggled to find the back of the net. Their 33 goals scored is the least in the top half. However, they have scored at least two goals in their last six games in all competitions. Luton have also enjoyed recent success in front of goal, so expect an entertaining game.
This will be just the 42nd meeting between the two sides, and it has been a fixture which Man United have dominated, winning 30 times and losing just four. However, just two of these meetings have come in this century, with both being United victories. The first was a 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Kenilworth Road in 2020, with goals from Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood proving the difference. The reverse fixture earlier this season resulted in a narrow 1-0 victory for United, as Victor Lindelof scored a 59th-minute winner.
The last Luton win came all the way back in 1987, as they beat their opponents 2-1 in the old First Division. United will hope to extend their dominant run in this fixture, having won 10 of the last 11 games.