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Luton Town Relegation Odds: Hatters 11/8 to survive after Bournemouth hammer blow

Throwing away a three-goal advantage to lose 4-3 at Bournemouth on Wednesday could prove to be a huge setback for Luton, who missed the chance to move out of the Premier League relegation zone.

With ten games left to play, Luton are now 11/8 not to be relegated and 8/15 to go down, ahead of a big weekend at the bottom end of the table.


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Defeat could hit Luton Town belief

It took Luton just nine minutes to go in front at the Vitality Stadium, with Tahith Chong heading home from close range.

Chiedozie Ogbene doubled their lead on 31 minutes, before a Ross Barkley strike in first-half stoppage time seemed to put them firmly in the driving seat.

After being below par in the first 45 minutes, clearly Andoni Iraola had some strong words to say to his players at the break and the Cherries responded.

Bournemouth reduced the deficit within five minutes thanks to a stunning individual effort from Dominic Solanke. It was 3-2 on 62 minutes when defender Illia Zabarnyi bundled the ball home, with the whole game turning on its head.

Luton's legs looked drained and just two minutes later it was all-square, with Antoine Semenyo cutting in from the right and firing in low with his left foot.

It seemed just a matter of time before the home side completed the turnaround, with the seventh goal of the night coming with seven minutes of normal time remaining.

Semenyo played a one-two with Enes Unal, before smashing home a right-footed shot to send the home supporters into delirium, and the visiting contingent into despair.

Rob Edwards will demand a quick response

One positive for the Hatters is that they get a chance to quickly right the wrongs, with Edwards’ squad back in action on Saturday, in what could be a match of even greater significance.

Luton play host to Nottingham Forest, who are just one place and three points ahead of them in the table.

Many felt Kenilworth Road could play a significant part in Luton’s attempts to remain in the Premier League and that could still prove to be the case.

Forest head into Saturday’s 3pm kick-off having lost their last four games in all competitions, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men 6/4 to collect the three points this weekend.

Of Luton’s 21 points to date, 11 of those have come on home turf, but they have lost four of their last five league games at Kenilworth Road.

It’s worth noting though that three of those losses came against Chelsea, Manchester United and Aston Villa, with Luton 7/4 to claim a much-needed win this Saturday.

What remains for the Hatters?

There are ten games remaining for Luton to pull off the great escape - five at home and five away from Kenilworth Road.

The games on the road look particularly tough, with Edwards’ men still to go to Tottenham, Arsenal, Man City, Wolves and West Ham.

Their games at home certainly look more winnable and three of those five are against teams embroiled in the battle for survival.

Following the weekend clash with Forest, Luton’s next home game is against Bournemouth on 6th April.

Last season’s Championship play-off winners will host Brentford on 20th April, before a home clash with Everton on 4th May.

The Hatters' final game of the Premier League season is on 19th May, when they welcome Marco Silva’s Fulham to Kenilworth Road.

 

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