Luton Town host Tottenham at Kenilworth Road in the early Premier League kick-off this Saturday. The two sides sit on opposite ends of the table with a win either supporting a title challenge or a push for safety.
Luton Town currently sit 17th in the Premier League after seven games with one win, one draw and five losses. This leaves them on four points, equal with Burnley in the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Luton have one win, one draw and three losses. Carlos Vinicius scored the only goal of the game in Fulham’s 1 - 0 win over Luton who had just two shots on target and 22% of the possession. The Hatters picked up their first ever Premier League point at home to Wolves. Jean-Ricner Bellegarde was sent off for Wolves in the first half but Wolves still scored first through Pedro Neto. However, Carlton Morris converted a penalty to grab a 1 - 1 draw.
In the Third round of the League Cup, Luton travelled to Exeter. Demetri Mitchell scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute and then was sent off just five minutes later. Regardless of being a man down, Exeter took the 1 - 0 win and the spot in the next round. The first Premier League win for Luton was against Everton. Tom Lockyer and Morris both scored and despite a goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, The Hatters took home a 2 - 1 win.
The latest outing for Luton was the rearranged game against Burnley. Lyle Foster opened the scoring for Burnley and Elijah Adebayo thought he’d grabbed an equaliser in the 84th minute but a winner from Jacob Bruun Larsen gave Burnley the 2 - 1 win.
Tottenham, on the other hand, sit second with 17 points. In their seven games, Spurs have five wins and two draws and are one of the two unbeaten teams left in the league.
In their last five games in all competitions, Tottenham have three wins, a draw and one loss. In the Second round of the League Cup, Tottenham faced Fulham. A Micky van de Ven own goal and a goal from Richarlison meant that the game finished 1 - 1 and was sent to penalties. Davidson Sanchez’s miss and Fulham converting all five penalties meant that Fulham won 5 - 3. However, Spurs bounced back with a 5 - 2 thrashing of Burnley where Son Heung-min grabbed a hat-trick and was joined by Cristian Romero and James Maddison on the scoresheet.
Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski both scored late in added time to grab a 2 - 1 win over ten man Sheffield United and Son was on the scoresheet again with a brace in the 2 - 2 draw in the North London derby, with Bukayo Saka scoring for Arsenal along with an own goal from Romero.
The last time out for Tottenham was their controversial win over Liverpool. Son gave Spurs the lead as Liverpool had both Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota sent off. Cody Gakpo did score for Liverpool, along with Luis Diaz, though his goal was ruled out by a controversial offside. Despite a good defence, Joel Matip scored an own goal to give Spurs the 2 - 1 win.
Luton and Tottenham have met 80 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming in the FA Cup in 1894 and the most recent meeting coming back in 1992. Spurs have the better record in the fixture with 33 wins in comparison to The Hatters’ 22 wins, with a draw being more common than a Luton winning, happening on 25 occasions.