On Tuesday, there is a very interesting betting offer, as we expect a plethora of very interesting matches across Europe, and this time we have analyzed the duel between Luton and Arsenal for you. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9:15 PM.
Luton: The primary goal will, of course, be survival!
Last season, Luton played quite good football and eventually, after 31 years, this team managed to secure a place in the top tier of English football. Notably, Luton has qualified for the Premier League for the first time since the last time this team was part of the elite division of the English championship in the 1991/1992 season, which was also the last before the reorganization of the competition in the country. This great achievement was reached after a triumph in the Championship playoff final, where they beat Coventry following a better penalty shootout performance.
Of course, there’s no doubt that the primary goal for the popular Hatters will be to stay in the top flight, and currently, the situation is such that this team is in the seventeenth place on the table, with a two-point advantage over the teams in the relegation zone. So far, Luton has played fourteen matches in the top tier of English football and achieved only two victories, three draws, and as many as nine losses, which is really too much. In their last five matches, Rob Edwards’ charges have achieved one victory, one draw, but also three defeats. In the previous round, the Hatters were defeated away at Brentford, with the match ending 3:1, and it’s worth noting that the home team deservedly triumphed, as the guests managed only one shot on target during the entire ninety minutes of the match, which interestingly ended up in the net.
Before that, Luton secured a very important victory at home against Crystal Palace with a score of 2:1, with the winning goal scored by Brown in the 83rd minute of the match. At home, where Luton is expected to collect points in the fight for survival, the team has played six matches and achieved one victory, two draws, and three losses, while away, this likable team has suffered six losses, one draw, and one victory in eight matches, notably against direct relegation rival Everton, with a score of 2:1.
Rob Edwards faces several squad problems ahead of this duel with the leader of the English Premier League table, as he will be unable to count on Andersen, Burke, Lokonga, and Potts, while Doughty, Locker, Mengi, Nakamba, and Woodrow are all doubtful.
Arsenal: Is this finally the season?
Last season, Arsenal held the top position in the league for most of the championship. However, when it mattered the most, the London team played several quite weak matches towards the end of the season, which Manchester City, of course, capitalized on to claim another English Premier League title. Overall, the season was quite good for the Gunners, as Mikel Arteta’s men finally managed to qualify for the Champions League after a six-year absence, which is undoubtedly too long for a club of Arsenal’s stature.
The primary goals for this season are almost unchanged, with the focus again on qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition, a goal that has already been achieved. Indeed, the English representative secured a spot in the knockout phase of this year’s Champions League one round before the end, as Arsenal currently sits at the top of their group with a four-point lead over second-placed PSV. Not only has the former English champion secured a place in the round of 16, but they have also clinched the top spot in the group, potentially bringing them a somewhat easier opponent in the knockout phase.
In the last round of the elite competition, Arteta’s charges played perhaps their best match of the season, demolishing the team of Lens at home, with the match ending 5:0. As for the Premier League, things are going very well, as the London club currently sits at the top of the table with a two-point lead over second-placed Liverpool. In the last round, the Gunners were better than Wolverhampton at home, with the match ending 2:1, and it’s noted that the home team achieved the victory more easily than the score suggests.
In the last five matches in the English championship, the table leader has achieved four victories with only one defeat, which was at one of the toughest away games in the league against Newcastle, ending 1:0. Away from home, Arsenal has played six matches so far, achieving four victories, one draw (2:2 against Chelsea), and the aforementioned loss at St. James’ Park.
Finally, for this away game against Luton, Mikel Arteta will not be able to count on Partey, Timber, Vieira, and Smith Rowe, while Tomiyasu, who has been playing brilliantly recently, is a major doubt.
Our Betting Suggestions
If Arsenal wants to finally win the title, one thing is certain – they cannot afford to drop points in such away games. Therefore, we advise you to try the ht/ft 2-2 bet, for which the Mozzartbet bookmaker has prepared odds of 1.65.
We expect the guests to attack Luton from the first minute, and it seems that we are in for a match with many goals. For this reason, we boldly advise you to opt for the over 3.5 goals bet, which Mozzartbet offers at odds of 2.50.