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Luton v Arsenal: Odds, predictions, team news and stats

Luton beat Crystal Palace in their last Premier League home game, but they are heavy outsiders to repeat the feat against leaders Arsenal at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday evening.

Luton v Arsenal Odds

Luton - 12/1
Draw - 5/1
Arsenal - 2/9

Luton v Arsenal Information

  • Where is Luton v Arsenal? Kenilworth Road, Luton
  • When is Luton v Arsenal? 20:15, Tuesday 5th December
  • Where can I watch Luton v Arsenal? Amazon Prime Video

Luton v Arsenal Predictions

Draw-Arsenal Half Time/Full Time - 3/1

Luton were ante-post favourites to be relegated from the Premier League, but last season's Championship play-off winners have exceeded those low expectations.

A haul of nine points from 14 matches means the Hatters are still one of the prime candidates to go down, but they have competed well against some of the top clubs in England, especially at home.

Rob Edwards' men beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in their last match on their own patch and have also drawn with Wolves and Liverpool, who needed an injury-time goal from Luis Diaz to avoid defeat at Kenilworth Road.

Six of Luton's last seven top-flight games have been goalless at half-time, including the draw with the Reds and 1-0 defeats against Tottenham and Manchester United.

Edwards will be forced into a defensive reshuffle when leaders Arsenal come to town, but Luton are capable of standing firm until half-time.

The Gunners were 5-0 up at the break against Lens in the Champions League and scored twice in the first 13 minutes of their weekend home win over Wolves.

However, they had to wait until the 89th minute for Kai Havertz to score the only goal of the game at Brentford in their last away fixture and three of their four road wins this term have been by 1-0 scorelines.

Arsenal have scored only two first-half goals in six away games this season. One of those was a 44th-minute Martin Odegaard penalty at Bournemouth, so the Draw-Arsenal selection appeals in the Half Time/Full Time market.

Declan Rice anytime goalscorer - 6/1

Luton could have few complaints about Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Brentford, as the Bees racked up 27 shots and Jacob Brown scored with the Hatters only attempt on target.

The hosts are likely to defend in numbers in an effort to frustrate Arsenal's pacy forwards, so Declan Rice may have an important attacking role to play for the leaders.

The England international has scored two significant league goals this season, in Arsenal's home win over Manchester United and the 2-2 draw at Chelsea.

His ability to burst into dangerous positions and shoot from distance could be valuable at Kenilworth Road and he is also an aerial threat from set-pieces.

Rice had three shots in Saturday's win over Wolves - the most he has had since his league debut for the Gunners against Nottingham Forest - and he will have licence to get forward even more if Jorginho comes into the Arsenal midfield.

Issa Kabore to be shown a card - 2/1

Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard and Oleksandr Zinchenko are among the threats to opposition defenders down Arsenal's left flank, so Luton right-back Issa Kabore is worth backing to be shown a card.

Kabore has started 10 of the Hatters' first 14 league matches this season and has been booked against Brighton, Everton, Aston Villa and Manchester United.

Those cautions mean the young Manchester City loanee has amassed 18 yellow cards in 65 top-flight starts during his career in Belgium, France and England. 

Kabore, usually an attack-minded wing-back, may have to play as a more traditional right-back due to Luton's centre-back absentees and he can expect a tough 90 minutes against a slick Arsenal side.

Luton Team News

The Hatters could switch to a back four as centre-backs Tom Lockyer and Teden Mengi suffered injuries in the defeat at Brentford.

Manager Rob Edwards may also be without Alfie Doughty, Dan Potts, Mads Andersen, Reece Burke, Cauley Woodrow and Marvelous Nakamba, while Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga is ineligible.

Arsenal Team News

Takehiro Tomiyasu is a doubt, so Ben White should return at right-back. Fabio Vieira, Emile Smith Rowe, Thomas Partey and Jurrien Timber remain sidelined.

Luton v Arsenal Stats

Six of Luton's last seven league matches have been 0-0 at half-time.

Arsenal have kept clean sheets in 14 of their last 16 away wins in the Premier League.


Luton wins8
Arsenal wins22

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.


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