The Kenilworth Road faithful get another taste of the Premier League life at the very top level this week, as Luton Town host Arsenal.
At the weekend, the Hatters fell to a 3-1 defeat at Brentford, a result which leaves them in 17th spot and hovering just above the relegation places. What could save them here is their home form however, as their last outing at this venue saw them beat Crystal Palace 2-1 while they drew 1-1 with high-flying Liverpool before that.
But this latest contest may prove Luton’s toughest challenge yet, with Arsenal opening up a two-point as the top of the table over the weekend thanks to a narrow 2-1 home win over Wolves.
The visitors arrive here having lost just one match in 14 Premier League outings so far this season, and they’ll be desperate to end an astonishing run of not winning any of their past 10 away head-to-head outings at Luton.
The Sporting News previews the game below with our prediction and best bets.
Luton vs Arsenal match facts
- Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
- Kickoff time: 8:15 p.m. local (3:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 a.m. PT)
- Location: Kenilworth Road (Luton, England)
- Last meeting: Luton Town 1-0 Arsenal (December. 26, 1991 | English First Division)
Luton vs Arsenal prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Arsenal to win (-450)
- Score prediction: Luton 1-3 Arsenal
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|+110 / -140
|-195 / +155
*Odds correct as on December 4.
Luton vs Arsenal best bet
- Pick: Both teams to score – YES
- Odds: +110 (DraftKings)
At +110 with DraftKings, backing the ‘both teams to score’ selection in this match could be the play here and there’s good reason for that.
That’s because Luton have scored in six of their seven home league matches this campaign, which leaves them well placed to manage the same again here, especially with the boisterous Kenilworth Road crowd fully behind them.
Add to that the fact Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in five of their past six competitive outings and you start to understand where the odds are perhaps slightly lower than expected. There’s also the fact the Gunners have also scored in 21 of their 22 games across all competitions this season and it’d be extremely surprising if they blanked here.
Luton vs Arsenal flier bet
- Pick: Arsenal to win, both teams to score and Martin Odegaard to score anytime
- Odds: +425 (DraftKings)
Even despite Luton’s best efforts at home – which saw against Liverpool recently – it’s going to be incredibly hard for them to stop Arsenal marching towards another win here.
Although in past seasons Arsenal fans may have been dreading fixtures like this, Mikel Arteta’s has changed his side’s mentality and they’ll make the short journey north brimming with confidence.
That’s why we’re backing them to handedly win this match and, for this small accumulator, we’re adding the both teams to score selection as mentioned above as well as Martin Odegaard to score anytime.
The Norwegian international has started this campaign where he finished the last, in fantastic individual form which has helped him to net seven goals across 18 competitive outings to date. That includes the decisive goal at weekend and we’re expecting Odegaard to bag again in this one.