Luton Town vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 5 April 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road.
The Tykes are placed fifth in the table at the moment, and are contenders to qualify for the playoffs. They have a lead of three points over the seventh-placed Bournemouth, and to make it to the playoffs, they need just a top-six finish.
However, Bournemouth have a match in hand, and are pitted against the out-of-form Blackburn. This puts Valerien Ismael’s men under pressure to deliver this Monday.
They have been in good form lately, and have been scoring goals in plenty in the process. Especially on the road, they have been in fiery form, and are on a long winning streak in such games.
Meanwhile, the Hatters are going through an inconsistent streak, and they are conceding goals in huge numbers. Even at home, they have been finding it hard to perform, and this problem has been a bit severe in 2021.
On top of that, they have a worrying h2h record against this rival at this venue over the years.
By the looks of things, expect Barnsley to have the upper hand this Monday.
Luton vs Barnsley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ismael’s men had recorded ten of the previous fifteen overall wins.
- At this venue, the guests have an unbeaten run in the 21st century.
- In fact, since 1990, the hosts have won just twice at this stadium.
- Note that the visitors had also won six of the former nine encounters at this stadium.
Luton vs Barnsley Prediction
Nathan Jones’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Derby. In the meantime, the Tykes recorded a 1-1 draw at home against Reading.
Going on, the Hatters were winless in ten of their preceding fifteen overall games, and they have a single clean sheet at home since the first week of January 2021.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 overall fixtures, and they had also won nine of these match-ups. Note that they had also scored two or more goals in seven of their preceding twelve games.
Importantly, on the road, they are on a five-fixture winning run, and they had scored three or more goals in their former three road trips.
In addition, Ismael’s also have an impressive h2h record against this opponent over the years at this stadium.
Taking into account these observations, expect Barnsley to have the edge this Monday.
Luton vs Barnsley: Betting Tips
Barnsley to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).