Luton vs Portsmouth
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road (Luton).
Easily the best match of the weekend for League One fans, and even maybe the best one of the season. Two of the best teams in the competition lock horns in this ultimate battle for glory.
A win in this tie would bring so much more than the three guaranteed points. Whoever wins the game, gains a step towards the league title. Further, they would be able to post a lead against a direct competitor for the trophy. Even more, in case both end up with the same points, a win in this fixture has the potential to tip the tie-breaking criteria. And above all, the bragging rights, and the mental edge that comes along.
If there ever was a game to miss an interview, or an examination, this is it.
Luton vs Portsmouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the total eight meetings ended with under 2.5 goals.
- The hosts of the day stood invincible in six of the eight match-ups, and in the last three.
- The home-teams also kept a clean sheet in the last three fixtures in a row, in four of the last five and in five of the last seven.
- Mick Harford’s men have never failed to score in a home-tie.
Luton vs Portsmouth Prediction
This match is one for the ages. The Hatters are by far the best team at home in the competition, and their counterparts are the best ones on the road. The team from Bedfordshire has conceded the least number of goals in front of their home crowd, while their visitors have the status of having conceded the least away from home.
Besides, no other team in the tournament has limited the number of conceded goals below ten, except for our hosts.
Everything points towards a fiercely fought game with very few goals.
The recognition of being the league topper, as well as the advantage of having the backing of the home crowd, helps me to infer that the slight favorites for this tie will be Mick Harford’s men. Also, the last three h2h matches in a row saw the home-team winning.
I expect them to do so one more time, but to be on the safe side, we ought to go with the Draw No Bet.
Luton vs Portsmouth Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Luton @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).