Luton vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road.
Luton were one of the best teams in the second division the last season and they even had qualified for the playoffs. Meanwhile Birmingham were one of the absolute worst and were lucky not to have gotten relegated at the end of the campaign.
Luton had finished 6th in the table the last time around and they even appeared in the playoff semi-finals. It was unfortunate for them that they had to go out of the playoffs by just a one-goal deficit. And this one goal had come in the 82nd minute of the second leg.
It was a costly miss for them and they will be determined this time around to try better. For sure their priority would be a top-two finish in order to secure a direct entry into the top flight but if not they will once again go for a top-6 finish.
Even now they have maintained their form and are finding the back of the net in plenty. They are also on a superb stretch of performances at their home and have delivered some impressive defensive performances as well.
Meanwhile Birmingham had finished 20th in a table of 24 and seldom had recorded wins all through the previous campaign. They are also struggling to find form now and are letting in goals in huge numbers.
In addition, they are also struggling on the road and have rarely won games lately.
Taking into account these observations, expect a victory for Luton in this season-opener in front of their home crowd.
Luton vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had finished in a 3-0 win for Birmingham.
- 7 of the past 9 meetings had three or more goals.
- 3 of the past 4 clashes at this ground had goals from both teams.
- It’s been almost 3 decades since the hosts have kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
Luton vs Birmingham Prediction & Analysis
Luton had won 4 of their past 5 overall fixtures and they had remained winless in 14 of their previous 17 games as well.
They are also on a 7-fixture unbeaten run at home and have lost just twice at this venue since November of 2021.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 16 of their previous 19 overall games, and in the process they had gone on 2 separate two-fixture losing streaks as well as a 3-game losing stretch.
Taking into account these observations, expect a victory for Luton this weekend.
Tips for Luton vs Birmingham
Luton to Win @ 1.90
Correct Score: 2-1 Luton @ 9.00.