Sunderland vs Luton Prediction & Match Preview

Sunderland vs Luton
England- League One.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).

Two sides that have shown great form recently will face each other as Sunderland welcomes Luton Town, this Saturday.

The hosts have been unbeaten in their last 5 games of which they have 3 wins. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those recent 5 matches across all venues.  At home, the Black Cats have been unbeaten since the last 4 matches. They are fresh from a home win against Newcastle United U21 and the match finished 4-0.

With this great performance, they are still in the race for the title as they have just 6 points between them and toppers Portsmouth. From 25 matches, they have 14 wins and only 2 defeats, which is the least by a team this year in the league.

Luton is just above their opponents for Saturday as they have just a point between them. If either team wins this game, the points table will undergo some crucial changes. After a 4 match win streak, Luton is currently on a 3 game drawing streak in all competitions. The 2 recent draws in the league have made their second spot vulnerable to Sunderland.

The side which was promoted from League Two this season has made some significant impressions on the minds of critics and fans all over the world. They are performing much better than seasoned teams in this level of English club football.

Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4of their last 5 competitive matches. The Hatters are also unbeaten in their previous 6 matches on the road. With both teams having similar record recently we may be in for a thrilling match.

Sunderland vs Luton: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Black Cats have 3 wins and a defeat against Luton in their last 5 meetings in all competitions.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those previous 5 matches.
  • Sunderland is on a 3 match win streak against Luton at home in all h2h games here.
  • Over 2.5 goals came at the full time in all those matches between them at this venue.

Sunderland vs Luton: Prediction

Although both sides are in great form, I feel the Black Cats will have the upper hand on Saturday. They have only lost 2 matches in the league and none of those games were at home. Since they also have a 3 game win streak and are unbeaten against Luton, I prefer to bet on a home win with 1.70 odds.

The hosts have scored 46 goals in the league season till now. Hatters have also found the net 49 times which makes them top scorers in the league. Sunderland has scored in all 4 of their recent matches at home and the visitors have scored in 5 of their last 6 away games as well. So a bet can be placed on both teams scoring with 1.75 odds.

Sunderland vs Luton: Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).
  • Home team to win @ 1.70 (7/10).