Sunderland vs Luton
Date: 18 March 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).
Sunderland revived their playoffs ambitions by beating Norwich 0-1 away at Carrow Road last Sunday.
Abdoullah Ba bagged his maiden goal of the season on the occasion to help the Black Cats terminate a dismal three-loss streak.
It was a perfect way for Tony Mowbray’s troops to immediately forget the catastrophic home loss to Stoke City (1-5) at the beginning of the month.
Sunderland are now eight points below the sixth-placed Blackburn and they could mathematically join the battle for the playoffs.
Nevertheless, schedule might represent a big issue for Tony Mowbray and his troops because they are about to play the likes of Luton and Burnley in the next two league affairs.
Knowing they faced Sheffield United on Wednesday, it’s a streak of three consecutive clashes against top-four teams in the Championship table.
To make things worse for Mowbray’s squad, their Saturday’s rivals Luton will enter the game in high spirits.
The Hatters look to have found the winning formula of late. They have picked up ten out of twelve possible points in the previous four matches.
This streak has brought them within the striking distance of Sheffield United in second place, meaning Rob Edwards’ men could potentially even attack the automatic promotion come May.
Sunderland vs Luton Head-to-head
- The home court advantage has played a big role in the history of this matchup.
- Sunderland thus have 8 wins, 3 draws, and just 1 loss in the previous 12 home clashes against Luton.
- Each of the previous three H2H meetings between these teams ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
Sunderland vs Luton Prediction
Luton have been very tough to break down in the last several weeks. Four of the last five games in the league finished with fewer than two goals scored. Knowing how significant this match is for both Sunderland and Luton, we do not expect either manager to take unnecessary risks.
The Under 2.5 goals FT is the main betting option at the 1.66 odds, while you can alternatively try with draw at the half time at the 2.05 odds.
Sunderland vs Luton Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20) odd.