Luton Town vs Reading
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-Off at 12.00 UK
Venue: Kenilworth Road, Luton.
Just two weeks after they locked horns in English Championship, Luton Town and Reading meet once again. This time they will battle each other in FA Cup action this Saturday at Kenilworth Road. Can hosts set up a revenge for recent 1-2 loss at Madejski Stadium? The most recent appearance was quite good, managing to beat Bristol City at this venue 2-1 and make their mid-table placement even safer. Luton hardly have any playoff hopes for this campaign, but making an extra step or two in FA Cup would surely be nice.
Reading are still inside the top six zone, and might actually change the roster for this clash a little bit in order to save strength for next mid-week. In terms of the odds, hosts and visitors have equal chance for the win being priced at 2.60 rate.
Luton Town vs Reading Head-to-head
- There was total of 11 head to head matches between these two teams in the past, and stats are going in favour of the Royals. Reading have 11 victories, in comparison to Luton’s four.
- There were seven games played at Kenilworth Road so far and 22 goals scored total. That averages slightly above 3.00 per duel.
- Six out of the last seven meetings ended either BTTS or Over 2.5 goals.
Luton Town vs Reading Prediction
Interestingly, these two opponents have also met in League Cup clash in mid-September. Luton Town were the ones who advanced to the next stage thanks to 1-0 victory. The only goal in that match was scored by Jordan Clarke in the first half. Collecting 30 points in 22 games is quite solid result for a team of Luton’s standards. They are perfectly happy to stay away from the relegation zone, and who knows, maybe they are going to be playoff contender in a year or two.
One of the main characteristics is rock-solid results at this venue where they lost only 2 out of 11 appearances. As mentioned above, Veljko Paunovic might rest some of his key players for playoff battles, so we feel confident in picking Luton to advance.
Luton Town vs Reading Bet Tips
Luton Town to qualify @ 1.90
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00.