Luton vs Cardiff Prediction & Match Preview

Luton vs Cardiff
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road (Luton).

Luton are the worst team in the competition as of now, and they are rightfully placed dead-last in the table. They are also a recently-promoted team from the League One, and are taking on a recently-relegated squad from the Premier League – Cardiff. Suffice it to say, that the guests, Cardiff, are the favorites.

Luton vs Cardiff Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Cardiff had won the reverse league fixture, at home, with a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Luton have won just once in the past 15 years, and the victory had come in the EFL Cup.
  • Three of the former five clashes saw Luton concede two or more goals.
  • The last Luton won at home was 18 years back.

Luton vs Cardiff Match Preview

Luton lost on the road the last match-day against West Brom. The scoreline was 2-0 in favor of the hosts, and it was the ninth loss of the team in their prior eleven games. 

The long series of defeats have made it clear to the rest of the league, that Luton will most probably take a place in the League One next season.

In the meantime, Cardiff secured a 1-1 draw in front of the home crowd the prior game week, against Reading. The hosts were trailing 0-1 even into the late stages of the fixture, but managed to find the equalizer, and thus salvage one point. 

It was the seventh straight unbeaten match of the team, and with that they reiterated their commitment to make it to the playoffs.

Going on, Cardiff were unbeaten in 16 of their last 18 overall match-ups, and they remained invincible in 11 of their prior 15 road trips. 

On the other hand, Luton had lost nine of their previous eleven overall fixtures, and 15 of their preceding 19 games as well. They were also winless in eight of their former twelve matches in front of the home crowd, and failed to keep a clean sheet in 19 of their 20 appearances here.

Luton vs Cardiff Prediction

Luton are a team that plied their trade in the third division of English Football the last season, while counterparts Cardiff were part of arguably the toughest competition in the world, the Premier League.

On top of that, Luton are now placed dead-last in the table, while Cardiff are going after a spot in the playoffs. Moreover, Luton have conceded the most number of goals in the contest so far, 65, while only two other teams have even crossed the 50-goal mark.

In addition, Luton had also lost the reverse fixture of this game, and taking into account all these observations, we adjudge that Cardiff are the favorites this weekend.

Luton vs Cardiff Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Cardiff or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Cardiff to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3).