Aston Villa vs Luton TownEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Oct 29, 2023, Villa Park
Aston Villa will be looking to maintain their good form as they host Luton Town in a Premier League fixture on Sunday. The Villans have been particularly brutal in recent weeks and should ease to a comfortable victory over Luton, who are struggling this season.
Aston Villa have reasons to be pleased with their start to the season as they are impressing both domestically and in Europe. Having secured a Europa Conference League place last season, Villa appear to have their sights on a higher finish this term as they sit just four points behind Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur.
The Villans were rampant last time out in the Premier League as they claimed a 4-1 victory over West Ham with Douglas Luiz netting a brace. It was a similar display in Thursday’s Europa Conference League clash at AZ Alkmaar as they once again picked up a 4-1 victory.
Results like those appear commonplace for Aston Villa, who can also count a 6-1 victory over Brighton among their results at Villa Park. However, Unai Emery’s men seem to always concede the odd goal as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches across all competitions.
In stark contrast to Aston Villa’s high-flying this season, Luton Town have struggled to step up to the quality required in the topflight. They are just one point above the relegation zone having picked up only one Premier League win so far.
Luton Town showed some fight last time out in the Premier League as they came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest. Having trailed for much of the encounter, Chiedozie Ogbene pulled one back with seven minutes left to play before Elijah Adebayo struck the winner deep into injury time.
That result highlights a surprising aspect of Luton Town’s recent form as they appear to do their best work on their travels. Robert Edwards' men picked up a 2-1 win over Everton in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
Aston Villa are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 2/9 by BetVictor. A victory for Luton Town is valued at 11/1 by Coral while William Hill is offering odds of 5/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Aston Villa have a 15-10 advantage with three draws from 28 previous matches against Luton Town. However, Luton have won the last three meetings with the most recent a 3-1 League Cup victory back in 2016.
Players to watch
Ollie Watkins has five Premier League goals this season and is priced at 11/10 by bet365 to find the on Sunday. Douglas Luiz has been a surprise attacking threat and with five Premier League goals from midfield , could be worth keeping an eye on at 11/4 with Paddy Power.
Luton Town will be looking to capitalise on Aston Villa’s defensive problems and Carlton Morris will be the one to watch on Sunday. The striker has three Premier League goals this season and is priced at 19/5 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Aston Villa have earned a number of one-sided wins this season and could be tipped in the -1 handicap market at 3/4 with BoyleSports. They have also won both halves in their last two matches and could be set for a repeat at 17/10 with Paddy Power.
Villa’s last two matches have produced over 3.5 goals and a similar outcome is priced at 7/5 with Paddy Power.
This English Premier League match between Aston Villa and Luton Town will be played on Oct 29, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Aston Villa vs Luton Town prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.