Luton Town host Bolton Wanderers this weekend, where they will look to start their FA Cup campaign with a win. The two sides will be optimistic ahead of the tie, and they meet on Sunday at 14:00.
The Hatters have struggled in the Premier League since earning promotion this season, but in recent weeks, their performances have improved. Luton sit 18th in the table after 19 matches, but they could creep out of the relegation zone as they have a game in hand.
They’ve underperformed at both ends of the field, scoring 1.21 goals per game on average and conceding 1.95. Despite that, Luton have won two of their last three, with the latest match being a narrow 3-2 defeat to Chelsea.
Bolton have been excellent this season, as highlighted by their position in second place in League One. They’ve scored 1.88 goals per game in the league, which is the third-highest average, while also conceding just one per game.
Last time out in the FA Cup, the Trotters cruised to a simple 5-1 victory over Harrogate Town. Bolton were 5-1 up by the hour mark, and they controlled the game from that point on. However, this weekend’s 1-0 win over Burton was less convincing, with an own goal separating the two sides.
Luton are in great form, as mentioned, and they will be confident that they can beat Bolton. The two sides will be prioritising the league, so we could see rotated sides.
The Hatters will win this game, but it could be closer than expected.
The final prediction is Luton Town 2-1 Bolton Wanderers.