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Middlesbrough vs Luton: Check out our betting tips
Middlesbrough produced another giant killing in the week as they beat Tottenham after extra time. Will it impact their promotion push though? Find out with our Middlesbrough vs Luton match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
- 1 Middlesbrough vs Luton: Check out our betting tips
- 2 Here are the key stats & form guide for Middlesbrough vs Luton
- 3 Middlesbrough vs Luton: It's predicted lineup time
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions on Middlesbrough vs Luton
The obvious thought process here might well be that Middlesbrough were fantastic against Spurs so a win must await as they host Luton, who fought well against Chelsea but ultimately came up short in the same competition, but we don't see it that way. Cup win aside their form hasn't been perfect of late. In fact, if you look at things as of 90 minutes they've only won two of their last five; they've lost the same amount. By contrast, Luton are in great shape of late winning their last three league games and having taken 12 points from the last fifteen available. A draw here wouldn't surprise us at all.
We'll see a few goals
Our next tip for this game focuses on the total goals market and we are backing over 2.5. Middlesbrough have seen four of their last five matches go over that threshold with the one exception being the recent FA Cup tie with Tottenham. Luton meanwhile have passed the 2.5 cut off in three of their last five games. When the sides met earlier in the season, we saw four goals too so everything leans towards a high scoring encounter.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Middlesbrough vs Luton
Middlesbrough vs Luton: It's predicted lineup time
Middlesbrough might be getting the headlines this season courtesy of their change of manager and cup run but Luton are currently the side sitting in the top six. A Boro win would change that but a defeat for the hosts would be a crushing blow.
Middlesbrough Predicted Lineup
Middlesbrough are having a season to remember at the moment but failure to make the top six combined with the reality that they won't win the FA Cup would mean it quickly fades away. A win here would go a long way to ensuring that doesn't happen. Will the squad be raring to go after midweek exploits?
Predicted lineup – Lumley, Dijksteel, Fry, McNair, Jones, Crooks, Howson, Tavernier, Taylor, Sporar, Watmore
Luton Predicted Lineup
Luton continue to punch well above their weight with the playoffs a highly realistic aim for the Hatters now. They're going to be missing a couple of big players for this match – notably Sonny Bradley and potentially Jed Steer too – but they'll still be confident of a positive result, which doesn't necessarily mean a win!
Predicted lineup – Isted, Burke, Lockyer, Naismith, Bree, Lansbury, Osho, Campbell, Bell, Cornick, Hylton
Frequently Asked Questions on Middlesbrough vs Luton
- What time does the match start? 15:00 GMT
- Where is the game being played? – Riverside Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Middlesbrough