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Date: 30 January 2024
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road
Luton vs Brighton: Top free betting tips
Luton are set to welcome Brighton to Kenilworth Road on Wednesday, 30 January with both teams coming into the match in high spirits after their respective FA Cup wins at the weekend. Can Luton avenge their opening-day defeat by getting one over Roberto de Zerbi's men or will the Seagulls have too much firepower for the Hatters? Our Luton vs Brighton prediction is for a high-scoring match between two teams who will look to play on the front foot for the entire 90 minutes.
Match result prediction: Brighton to win
Brighton were in superb form on Saturday afternoon when they put five past Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The Seagulls have been in excellent form since the beginning of December and they have only lost one of their last ten matches and that was away at Arsenal. De Zerbi has been able to welcome back some injured stars while Joao Pedro has taken his game to another level. Although Luton are in good form themselves, we believe Brighton will have too much for them on the night.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
Both teams were impressive in front of goal at the weekend with Brighton scoring five and Luton scoring two. The Hatters have already been involved in some high-scoring matches against top-quality opposition this season – in December, they lost 4-3 to Arsenal and 3-2 to Chelsea in two matches that will be contenders for game of the season. Brighton, meanwhile, have scored 13 goals in their last five matches.
Correct score prediction: Luton 1-3 Brighton
Luton should be good for at least one goal at home, however, Brighton were brilliant last time out and if they can replicate that form then three goals at Kenilworth Road shouldn't be a problem for them. Luton arguably need the points more but a win for Brighton would keep them in the race for a top-six finish.
Luton vs Brighton team news
Luton predicted lineup vs Brighton
Luton went strong for their cup tie with Everton but Rob Edwards did still manage to rest a couple of players in the win. Tim Krul will be replaced by Kaminski in goal while Gabe Osho is expected to come back into the defence. Jordan Clark is available for selection again after serving his suspension, however, Mads Anderson (calf) and Marvelous Nakamba (knee) are still in the treatment room. Meanwhile, Issa Kabore is still at AFCON 2023 with Burkina Faso.
Kaminski – Ogbene, Osho, Mengi, Bell, Doughty – Lokonga, Clark Barkley – Townsend, Adebayo
Brighton predicted lineup vs Luton
Roberto de Zerbi played the FA Cup similar to Rob Edwards in that he went strong while still managing to give some key players a rest. Lewis Dunk is one man who should come straight back into the starting lineup while James Milner and Danny Welbeck could be recalled too. Kaoru Mitoma and Simon Adingra are still away on international duty while Enciso, Fati, March and Veltman are all unavailable for selection due to injuries.
Verbruggen – Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Igor, Estupinan – Gilmour, Milner – Welbeck, Ferguson, Pedro
Luton vs Brighton: What the fans think
Hatters worried about Brighton's firepower
Brighton scored 5 away from home this afternoon. Roll on Tuesday night.
— LutonTownExile (@LutonTownExile) January 27, 2024
Brighton fans purring after ruthless second half performance
Safely through to round 5, RDZ must of went mental at us during half time after a diabolical last ten minutes of the first half. A totally ruthless second half from us, loving the fact that RDZ wants more from Pedro. Anyway on to Luton away in the league next. #bhafc
— Kevin Ticehurst (@Brightonfan) January 27, 2024
How far will Brighton fans travel to Kenilworth Road?
Long away trips are the norm for Brighton fans but the trip to Kenilworth Road isn't too bad. The total distance between Brighton and Luton is around 96 miles and it will take the travelling Seagulls around two hours via car or coach up the M25. For Brighton fans taking the train, the journey will take marginally longer – there is a direct train from Preston Park to Luton which takes two hours and then the ground is a 20-minute walk away.
Luton vs Brighton: Tickets
Luton still have some tickets on sale for the match against Brighton but you need to be a member with a previous booking history in order to buy. They also have a buy-back system in place where season ticket holders and members can exchange their tickets with other fans if they can't attend. Brighton were given an allocation of 1,151 tickets and all of these have been sold to eligible season ticket holders and members.
FAQs: Luton vs Brighton
Who is the referee? Robert Jones is the referee for Bournemouth vs Liverpool.
Who is the Luton manager? Rob Edwards is the current Luton manager.
Is Brighton vs Luton on TV? Luton vs Brighton hasn't been selected for TV coverage.