Luton Town vs Wolverhampton WanderersEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 23, 2023, Kenilworth Road
Luton Town are still seeking their first points of the season as they host Wolverhampton Wanderers in a Premier League fixture on Saturday. Wolves have blown hot and cold lately with their only win so far coming on the road, they will be confident of grinding out another victory here.
It has been a baptism of fire for Luton Town, who are struggling to cope with the step up in quality in their return to the Premier League. Rob Edwards’ men have lost all four of their matches so far and are currently rooted to the foot of the table.
Luton Town are coming off a 1-0 defeat to Fulham in their previous Premier League fixture. They made themselves difficult to break down and attempted to frustrate the Cottagers but were eventually breached midway through the second half.
Defending has been a problem for Luton Town, who have conceded 10 goals in just four Premier League matches so far. However, the major issue appears to be a lack of cutting edge in attack as they have failed to score in two of their last three matches while Carlon Morris is the only forward to find the net so far.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are only just slightly better than Luton Town having claimed just one win in five Premier League matches. They are still wallowing around the foot of the table and will be keen to spark up some resurgence.
Gary O’Neil’s men travel to Kenilworth Road off the back of a 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool last time out in the Premier League. They struck early in the encounter through Hwang Hee-Chan and went on to miss several chances before succumbing to the superior quality of the Reds.
A piece of good news for Wolves heading into Thursday’s clash is that their only win this season has come on the road. They claimed a 1-0 victory at fellow struggles Everton on Week 3 and will be keen to channel that performance on Saturday.
How the bookies view it
Wolverhampton Wanderers have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 5/4 by Coral to claim the win on Saturday. A victory for Luton Town is valued at 9/4 with bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 12/5 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
Wolverhampton Wanderers have a 12-9 advantage with five draws from 26 previous matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, the most recent clash between both sides was a friendly in August which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Players to watch
Hwang Hee-Chan has been the shining light for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season having scored three times in five matches so far. The forward will be the one to watch on Saturday and is priced at odds of 11/4 with bet365.
Wolves will be keen to capitalise on Luton Town’s attacking problems and will be targeting a clean sheet on Saturday. Max Kilman has been ever present in the heart of the defence and can lead the visitors to a clean sheet at 2/1 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given Luton Town’s attacking problems and with Wolves heavily dependent on Hwang Hee-Chan, goals could be scarce on Saturday. BTTS NO could be on the cards at 11/10 with BetVictor while 10bet is offering odds of 5/6 for under 2.5 goals.
With Wolverhampton Wanderers still expected to come out on top, a win to nil could also be considered at 3/1 with BetVictor.
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