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Liverpool vs. Luton Town Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
21 February 2024, 14:45

Liverpool and Luton are separated by 37 points in the table and have little in common, given that Liverpool fights for the title, while Luton hopes to stay in the Premier League for the next season. Jurgen Klopp’s team currently occupies first place and have two points advantage over the second Arsenal and four points over Manchester City (who played one game less). The title race in the Premier League is heating up and there is no room for mistakes for every team in the top-3, since every point can cost a lot. Luton is 18th and given a relatively comfortable advantage over Burnley and Sheffield (7 points), the goal is to occupy the 17th place, currently taken by Everton. In the first round, this match’s guests managed to end with a draw, with Liverpool saving the day in 90+5 minutes, a result that still resonates in Luton’s fans minds.

Liverpool vs. Luton Town Preview 

Liverpool Preview

After a painful loss in a principal match against Arsenal (1-3), Liverpool is flying high, crushing the opponents with two confident wins (3-1 against Burnley and 4-1 against Brentford). Despite the recovery of Mohammed Salah, Klopp still has key players unavailable - Trent Alexander Arnold, Alisson, Diogo Jota, Thiago, and Dominik Szoboslai are still unavailable. Given that the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea is coming, the injury epidemic is certainly a serious concern for the Reds. However, as Klopp noted, there is no time to complain, the team has to fight and win. Liverpool still outclasses Luton in every aspect and the result other than win will not stand any excuses given the tight competition at the top of the table.

Luton Town Preview

After a surprising win against Brighton (4-0), Luton put up a spectacular match against Newcastle (4-4), but after it, lost two times in a row. Despite the frustrating results, it is hard to say that Luton is hopeless - the team brings out courage and determination where it lacks class. Whether it will be enough for Liverpool - is a big question, given the determination of Reds and their claims for the title. Luton has the chance to stay in the Premier League for the next season, given a federation ‘gift’ of deducting 10 points from Everton, the main rival for the 17th place. Luton comes to Anfield in hopes to repeat the first-round draw but this time it will be way harder to achieve.

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Best odds: Liverpool vs Luton Town

Betting Tips for Liverpool vs. Luton Town

Half Time/Full Time - Liverpool

Given the amount of injuries in the squad, Klopp can’t risk his players, especially in the light of the upcoming EFL Cup final against Chelsea and tight race for the Premier League title. The schedule will become even more complicated with UEFA Europa League playoffs, but it’s hard to imagine that the Reds will seriously consider this tournament. Luton is vulnerable to pressing and giving an active start can bring Liverpool early advantage and allow to rotate key players in the second half. Unibet gives 1.57 for this Liverpool vs. Luton Town prediction.

Liverpool Total Corners Over 6.5

As with most teams coming to Anfield, Luton has to think about a 90-minutes defensive play with hope on counter attacks and players’ mistakes. In this scenario, dominating teams most likely get a lot of corners throughout the match. In similar situations, such as home matches against Burnley, Norwich, Fulham, the Reds always were good in this regard - 9, 13, and 8 corners respectively. Liverpool vs. Luton Town odds, as given by Unibet, evaluate this outcome as 1.61.

Mohammed Salah to Score at Any Time

Salah celebrated his comeback from the injury with a goal and assist in the last round against Brentford and given Diogo Jota’s injury, Jurgen Klopp can feel less stressed with the Egyptian in the starting line-up. Mohammed is very close to another Premier League record - joining the legendary Wayne Rooney to be the only players with 10+ goals and assists in five league seasons. Having set this record in front of the home fans will surely be a delight for both Salah and Liverpool supporters. Unibet evaluates this Liverpool vs. Luton Town tip with odds off 1.74.

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