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Luton vs Man Utd prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 18 February 2024
Kick-Off:  16:30 UK 17:30 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road
TV: Sky Sports Main Event

Luton vs Man Utd: Top free betting tips

Luton are set to welcome Man Utd to Kenilworth Road on Sunday, 18 February in a match that Luton supporters have been looking forward to since their side were promoted from the Championship last season. Will the Hatters play out another thriller against one of the so-called “big six” or will can Man Utd continue their recent good form? Check out our Luton vs Man Utd prediction below.

Match result prediction: Man Utd to win

Man Utd have turned a corner since the turn of the year and they have just won four consecutive football matches for the first time all season. Several key players have returned to fitness at the same time and the Reds now look like a decent side once again. Last time out, they defeated Aston Villa at Villa Park to end Erik Ten Hag's dismal away record against teams in the top half and that should be a springboard for another away win on Sunday afternoon.

Anytime goalscorer prediction: Rasmus Hojlund

Just as Man Utd have hit top form since the turn of the year so has Rasmus Hojlund. The young Dane was starved of service for the first half of the campaign but has flourished since scoring his first league goal for the club against Aston Villa in December. Hojlund has now scored in five consecutive Premier League matches and we fancy him to make it six in a row against a defence that has conceded seven goals in its last two outings.

Correct score prediction: Luton 1-3 Man Utd

Momentum is everything in football and for the first time this season, Manchester United have it. They look likely to at least catch Aston Villa in 5th place but they have their sights firmly on Tottenham in 4th place. On the other side of the coin, Luton have no momentum whatsoever after losing a two-goal lead over Newcastle a fortnight ago before losing 3-1 at home to Sheffield United last week.

Kenilworth Road, home of Luton Town | Luton vs Man Utd predictions
Kenilworth Road, home of Luton Town – Photo by Icon sport

Luton vs Man Utd team news

Luton predicted lineup vs Man Utd

Luton are without three first team players for the match against Man Utd with Marvelous Nakamba, Mads Andersen and Tom Lockyer all unavailable due to injury – or in Lockyer's case, rehabilitation from a cardiac arrest. Luton fans will also have to wait a little longer to see January signing, Daiki Hashioka in action with Rob Edwards allowing the Japanese full-back more time to adjust to life in England. Tahith Chong and Teden Mengi will both hope to start against their former employers.

Kaminski – Ogbene, Bell, Osho, Mengi, Doughty – Barkley, Lokonga – Chong, Adebayo, Townsend

Man Utd predicted lineup vs Luton

The biggest question mark in the Man Utd squad revolves around the fitness of Luke Shaw who was substituted at half time against Aston Villa last weekend. Ten Hag has said he is “optimistic” that the Englishman will feature but doubts still remain. Mason Mount is still unavailable with a long-term injury, while Malacia, Martinez, Martial and Wan-Bissaka will all also be missing for the Red Devils. Despite scoring the winner at Villa Park, Scott McTominay is expected to start on the bench again.

Onana – Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Shaw – Casemiro, Mainoo, Fernandes – Rashford, Hojlund, Garnacho

Luton vs Man Utd: What the fans think

Luton fans want the feel-good factor back

United fans are backing youngsters to thrive at Kenilworth Road

How far will Man Utd fans travel to Luton?

Man Utd fans have a long trip ahead of them on Sunday as they head to Luton to see their team play at the Premier League's smallest stadium. In total, the distance between Manchester and Luton 160 miles and will take the travelling Reds around three hours via car or coach down the M1 and M6. By rail, United fans can get a train to Milton Keynes from Manchester Piccadilly before swapping onto a service to Leighton Buzzard. From there, they can take a short bus ride to Kenilworth Road.

Luton vs Man Utd: Tickets

Luton have had this match sold out for some time now and excitement is building in the area ahead of the visit of Manchester United. Man Utd were given an away allocation of 1,389 tickets for the match and these have all been sold to eligible season ticket holders.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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