Luton vs Preston
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 June 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road.
Not only are the Hatters a new team in this competition, but they have massively struggled as well to adjust themselves to the intense demands of the league. As of now, they are placed deep in the relegation zone, and by the looks of things, seem stuck there.
Meanwhile, the Lilywhites are in possession of the final playoff spot. However, they have been going through a terrible run, and if they do not secure some much-needed points very soon, they would be ejected out of the playoff list.
As such, we could count on the team from the upper-most tier of the table, who are desperate for points, to take advantage of this fixture against a relegation-battler, and record a win. Back a Preston victory this Saturday.
Luton vs Preston: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-1 win for the Lilywhites.
- Four of the former five clashes had three or more goals.
- Six of the previous eight wins had gone to the Lilywhites.
- The last time these two clashed at this stadium, the home team won 2-0.
- Five of the preceding eight encounters saw the Hatters conceding two or more goals.
Luton vs Preston: Prediction
The Hatters recorded a 0-0 draw the last match-day on the road, against Wigan. Considering that both teams were relegation-battlers, it was a must-win game for either.
However, neither team managed to score a single goal throughout the fixture, and had to settle for a single point each at the end of the ninety minutes.
The Lilywhites lost 1-3 at home the past game week, against the Queens Park Rangers. The hosts had the upper hand, as they were leading 1-0 with just thirty minutes remaining on the clock, and one player from the visiting team had been sent off as well.
However, in the remaining time, the guests scored three unanswered goals, and thus secured the win as well as the three points.
By the looks of things, the Lilywhites are easily the favorites. They are placed in the uppermost tier, and are in possession of the final playoff spot. On top of that, they are desperate for points due to their unimpressive performances in the past few weeks.
On the other hand, the Hatters are front-runners to get relegated, and due to them being a newly-promoted team, they lack the experience to compete in this highly competitive league.
Finally, the Lilywhites had recorded a win in the reverse fixture too. Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Preston this Saturday.
Luton vs Preston: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Preston @ 1.60 (3/5)
Preston 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).