Luton Town will be looking to clinch their first victory this season in the EFL Cup this Tuesday when they will host New Port County at Kenilworth Road Stadium in the first round of the campaign. Kickoffs at 21:45 EAT.
After reaching the playoffs last season, Luton will be looking for another push for the Championship top six this time around. The club takes inspiration from the fact that before last term they progressed from the first round in the previous two campaigns. Coming into this game, Luton two won three and drew three of their last six overall matches.
Luton Town shared spoils 1-1 Championship with Burnley in their previous match. In that game, Luton Town had 29% possession, 12 shots with two of them on target and a goal scored by Dan Potts (5′). Burnley got 13 shots with one of them on target and a goal by Josh Brownhill (50′).
Meanwhile, Newport County will be looking to improve upon last season’s 11th place finish this time around, as they attempt to make a League Two playoff push. The visitors, meanwhile, are also searching for their first win of the season after taking only point from their first two matches.
Newport County will be aiming to make amends here following 0-1 League two defeats to Walsall in their last match. In that game, New Port managed 62% possession, 13 shots with two of them on target. Walsall got three shots with none of them on target and a goal by Mickey Demetriou (63′ Own goal).
Luton Town vs. Newport County head to head
Since 2010, these two sides have had 15 head to head encounters; Luton won six times, six matches ended in draws while Newport won three times.
- Newport County 1-1 Luton 17/03/18
- Luton 3-1 Newport County 30/09/17
- Newport County 1-1 Luton 21/03/17
- Luton 2-1 Newport County 16/08/16
- Luton 1-1 Newport County 23/04/16
- Burnley 1-1 Luton
- Luton 0-0 Birmingham
- Luton 1-1 West Ham
- Peterborough 0-2 Luton
- Northampton 1-2 Luton
- Newport County 0-1 Walsall
- Sutton United 1-1 Newport County
- Torquay 0-0 Newport County
- Newport County 0-2 Rochdale
- Port Vale 1-2 Newport County
Luton Town team news
Manager Nathan Jones will be without the service of James Shea sidelined with a Knee Injury.
Newport County team news
Priestley Farquharson is the only injury for the visitors ahead of this game.
Prediction and odds
Luton Town are unbeaten in their last seven games, they are coming off three consecutive draws while Newport County are without a win in their last five games, having drawn two and lost three of those games.
- Luton Town Win
- Goals over 2.5
- Both teams to score