Luton vs Man City prediction, odds & betting tips – 27/02/2024

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Premier League Football, Luton Town versus Manchester City; Thomas Kaminski of Luton Town punches the ball clear from Rodri of Manchester City – Photo by Icon sport

Here are our FA Cup predictions for Tuesday's clash between Luton Town and Manchester City. These two sides played out a close and competitive 90 minutes when they met at Kenilworth Road in the Premier League back in December and we're expecting a similar outcome in their FA Cup clash.

Luton vs Man City predictions: City to do just enough to progress

Luton vs Man City Predictions
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Luton 1-2 Man City

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Phil Foden

Luton made it three defeats on the run when they lost to Liverpool last time out, while Man City claimed a narrow victory at Bournemouth to keep the pressure on Jurgen Klopp's league leaders.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Away win on the cards

  • HOME: 9/1 (10.00) – 10%
  • DRAW: 24/5 (5.80) – 17.2%
  • AWAY: 1/3 (1.33) – 75%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Luton lost 4-1 at Anfield last week and have conceded eight goals in their last three matches but have managed to score one goal in each of those games. Man City certainly aren't at their very best right now but they have managed to secure 1-0 wins in their last two games against Bournemouth and Brentford.

Last five H2Hs: City unbeaten in last 10 against the Hatters

England Premier League 10/12/23

Luton

Luton

1
Man City

Man City

2

Man City made it 10 games unbeaten against Luton when they secured a 2-1 win at Kenilworth Road in the Premier League in December.

Team news and form guide

Luton: Lost last three matches

Thomas Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Alfie Doughty, Daiki Hashioka, Elijah Adebayo, Jacob Brown, Albert-Mboyo Sambi Lokonga and Mads Andersen could all miss this FA Cup tie through injury.

Predicted lineup: Kaminski (GK), Bell, Osho, Mengi, Barkley, Chong, Mpanzu, Doughty, Woodrow, Morris & Ogbene

England FA Cup 27/02/24

L

Man City

Man City

6

Luton

Luton

2

England Premier League 21/02/24

L

Liverpool

Liverpool

4

Luton

Luton

1

England Premier League 18/02/24

L

Man Utd

Man Utd

2

Luton

Luton

1

England Premier League 10/02/24

L

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

Luton

Luton

1

England Premier League 03/02/24

D

Newcastle

Newcastle

4

Luton

Luton

4

Man City: Not at their best, but still winning

Josko Gvardiol is the only confirmed absentee for the visitors but Guardiola is highly likely to rotate his starting eleven to give other players a chance to impress and allow his key players a well-deserved rest.

Predicted lineup: Ortega (GK), Aké, Stones, Dias, Walker, Kovačić, Grealish, Rodri, Foden, De Bruyne & Haaland 

England FA Cup 27/02/24

W

Luton

Luton

2

Man City

Man City

6

England Premier League 24/02/24

W

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

Man City

Man City

1

England Premier League 20/02/24

W

Brentford

Brentford

0

Man City

Man City

1

England Championship 20/02/24

L

Man Utd

Man Utd

1

Man City

Man City

0

Others 20/02/24

D

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

Man City

Man City

0

Our free expert picks: City's quality to show

Manchester City are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 75%, but this game could end up being a close one if the visitors field a weakened side. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

If you want to back under 2.5 goals in this game the odds stand at 6/4 (2.50) with a probability of 40%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals has odds of 8/15 (1.53) which has a probability of 65.2%.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in five of Luton's last six matches in all competitions.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net in three of Man City's last six outings.

Other tips

Luton 1-2 Man City

  • Man City claimed a 2-1 win at Kenilworth Road back in December.
  • Luton have scored in each of their last six fixtures.

Phil Foden to Score Anytime

  • Foden top scores in the FA Cup for Man City this season with two goals.
  • Foden is in good form right now with seven goals in his last 10 appearances in all competitions
Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin de Bruyne's return to fitness has made City favourites for the title – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Briuyne is still working his way back from a long-term injury and probably won't start many games going for Man City, but this FA Cup tie could prove to be one of those games that Guardiola does name the Belgian playmaker in his starting eleven.

If he starts, he will control the game

City only just secured three points in the league against Luton so starting De Bruyne in this game could give the visitors a lot more control over the final outcome. The Belgian midfielder would certainly control this game from start to finish, dictating the tempo of the play and that is something Man City have been crying out for in recent matches where their overall performance hasn't been as convincing as usual.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.