Fulham vs Luton Town Match Analysis & Prediction
16/09/2023 5:00 pm
Still without a home victory in the 2023-24 Premier League season, Fulham will be looking to right those wrongs when they host newly-promoted Luton Town at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Fulham suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of champions Manchester City two weekends ago, while Luton’s losing streak continued with a 2-1 home loss to West Ham United.
Marco Silva’s side found themselves occupying a 13th-placed standing heading into the international break, and their drubbing against Man City means that the Cottagers are one of only two teams to have shipped at least 10 goals in the current Premier League campaign, the other being bottom-placed Burnley (11).
Even when Silva led his side to a 1-0 victory over Everton on the opening day, the overall consensus was that the Toffees deserved more from the game, and no clean sheets at home since February 11 will offer Luton some hope of belatedly igniting their survival charge.
As one of only two Premier League teams without a single point on the board this season, 19th-placed Luton are only being kept off the bottom of the table owing to a slightly superior goal difference, but their league-low tally of two goals can only be matched by a shot-shy Everton.
Success in the EFL Cup did come the way of the Hatters at the end of August – a 3-2 second-round win over Gillingham led to a tie away to Exeter City later this month – but Luton’s overall away record in the top flight now reads 28 matches without a victory since overcoming Aston Villa 32 years ago.
The head-to-head column also makes for grim reading for Rob Edwards’ side, who are winless in seven matches against Fulham since winning 3-1 in a 1998 second-division game, while their most recent trip to Craven Cottage in May 2022 ended in a 7-0 thrashing under Nathan Jones.
Fulham vs. Luton Town Head to head
In the 10 previous meetings between these two teams, Fulham have claimed five victories while Luton Town have won two, and they have drawn in three. Luton have scored 16 goals and conceded 28 in the process.
09/03/1999Luton Town0Fulham4League One
Fulham Team News
Late arrival Alex Iwobi has been nursing a thigh injury, and it is unclear if he will be given the green light to make his first appearance here, having only just returned to training.
Iwobi’s possible comeback would help to reinforce a midfield which lost Tom Cairney to injury after just 16 minutes at the Etihad.
Fulham's Last 5 Matches
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Luton Town Team News
Both Albert Sambi Lokonga and Teden Mengi out to be considered for their Luton debuts on Saturday, while right-back Alfie Doughty came off with an Achilles problem against West Ham, so Issa Kabore and Chiedozie Ogbene are both on standby.
Daniel Potts (ankle), Jordan Clark (ankle) and Gabriel Osho (knee) make up a trio of confirmed absentees for the Hatters.
Luton Town's Last 5 Matches
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29/08/2023Luton Town3Gillingham2League Cup
01/09/2023Luton Town1West Ham United2Premier League
Fulham vs. Luton Town: Odds and Predictions
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