Watford vs Luton Town
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-Off at 12.30 UK
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford.
The biggest surprise of the Championship opening two weeks is Luton Town and their 100% win rate. Squad that barely avoided relegation in the previous campaign displayed some really good football, currently sharing the top of the table with Reading and Bristol City.
However, it’s probably just a matter of time to see them decline. This Saturday’s trip to Vicarage Road could be a big land mine, as hosts are aiming for the highest placement this season.
Watford were slightly more successful in the first two rounds, winning four points. Still, they are big favorites to win this encounter at 1.70 odds.
Watford vs Luton Town Head-to-head
It’s been more than 14 years the last time these two teams met.
The main reason for that is that Luton were usually members of lower divisions, while Hornets rarely got relegated from the EPL.
Those matches in 2006 ended 1-1 and 2-1 for Watford.
There were 24 duels total in the past and interestingly Luton Town are ahead 9-7 in terms of victories.
Watford vs Luton Town Prediction
Mid-week’s 3-1 loss to Newport County in the EFL Cup was the first loss for Serbian coach Vladimir Ivic since he was appointed as Watford FC manager. It was a surprising defeat, considering the fact he didn’t shuffle the main roster too much.
So far Hornets are having slight issues when it comes to efficiency. They scored only once, in the first round against Middlesbrough 1-0 at home, while last week’s fixture against Sheffield Wednesday ended without goals.
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Luton’s fantastic results in EFL Cup came to an end during the mid-week as well. Manchester United easily conquered them with a 3-0 win.
They were one of the weakest visitors in the previous Championship season, and we don’t see them doing much at Vicarage Road to be honest.
Watford vs Luton Town Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.70
Watford to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25.