Luton vs Nottingham Forest prediction, odds & betting tips – 16/03/2024

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Luton vs Nottingham Forest prediction
Luton and Forest to meet in direct battle for survival – Photo by Icon Sport

Only four Premier League matches will be played this weekend and probably the most exciting one is the duel between Luton and Nottingham Forest, scheduled for Saturday, 16 March.

With both teams in danger of relegation, who will get the three important points after this match? Find out by reading our Luton vs Nottingham Forest prediction and make sure to also check out some of our other Premier League predictions too.

Luton vs Nottingham Forest prediction: An exciting duel with plenty of goals

Luton vs Nottingham Forest predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 total goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Luton 1-2 Nottingham Forest

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

Key Stats

  • Luton are without a win in the last seven games in a row.
  • Luton have gone over 2.5 total goals in 71% of their matches in the league.
  • Both Luton and Nottingham Forest average at least 3.00 total goals per game this season.
  • Both teams have scored in 79% of all Luton's matches, as well as 61% of all Forest's games in the league so far.

Pre-game odds and win probability: As close as it can be

  • HOME: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.40%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.60%
  • AWAY: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.70%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Looking at these Luton vs Nottingham Forest odds, it's clear that the bookies expect a close duel, although the guests are seen as the expected winners by a small margin.

After all, they are currently three points ahead of Luton and in a slightly better form, but Luton will have the home-court advantage and that could prove to be crucial in this match between two relegation candidates.

In any case, if you like our thoughts on this game, make sure to check out some of our top betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Forest without a win

England Premier League 21/10/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2
Luton

Luton

2

England Championship 15/04/22

Luton

Luton

1
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England Championship 23/11/21

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0
Luton

Luton

0

England Championship 02/03/21

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0
Luton

Luton

1

England Championship 28/10/20

Luton

Luton

1
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

Three of the last five duels between these two teams have ended in draws, with Luton winning the other two matches. However, the overall H2H record is slightly on Nottingham Forest's side – 27-18-23.

Luton preview: Can they recover from the mid-week loss to Bournemouth?

Thing were looking peachy for Luton at the half-time of their duel with Bournemouth a few days ago and with a three-goal lead, their fans already added the three points. However, we saw a complete collapse from Luton in the second half, in which they conceded four goals and notched another loss, leaving the team in the relegation zone.

Meanwhile, the team is struggling with serious injury problems. Joe Johnson, Gabriel Osho, Mads Andersen, Jacob Brown, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Elijah Adebayo, Dan Potts, Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Amari'i Bell, and Tahith Chong are all on Luton's injury list right now.

Predicted LineupKaminski – Mpanzu, Mengi, Burke – Kabore, Barkley, Clark, Doughty – Woodrow, Ogbene – Morris

Europe Friendlies 16/07/24

W

FC Rukh Lviv

FC Rukh Lviv

0

Luton

Luton

1

World Club Friendlies 13/07/24

L

AGF Aarhus

AGF Aarhus

2

Luton

Luton

1

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Fulham

Fulham

4

Luton

Luton

2

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

West Ham

West Ham

3

Luton

Luton

1

England Premier League 03/05/24

D

Everton

Everton

1

Luton

Luton

1

Nottingham Forest preview: Looking to get further away from the relegation zone

It's been a rough stretch of games for Forest recently with three losses in a row in Premier League and the team is overall having a rough season, but at least they are currently outside of the relegation zone, three points ahead of the first team in it and their next opponent, Luton Town.

Meanwhile, Nuno Tavares, Ola Aina, and Giovanni Reyna are out with injuries at the moment.

Predicted LineupSels – Williams, Omobamidele, Murillo, Toffolo – Dominguez, Yates – Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi – Awoniyi

Elite Club Friendlies 13/07/24

W

Chesterfield

Chesterfield

0

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Burnley

Burnley

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

3

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 04/05/24

W

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 28/04/24

L

Man City

Man City

2

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

Player to watch: Carlton Morris

With Luton missing a lot of players, Carlton Morris will have to bear and even bigger burden on his shoulder than he usually does, but with eight goals and four assists in Premier League so far, he's clearly more than capable for it.

Carlton Morris
Morris looking for his ninth goal in PL – Photo by Icon Sport

Morris to score from the spot?

With four of his eight goals coming after penalties, if Luton Town gets awarded one in this game, it's clear that Morris will be the one to take responsibility and likely convert the chance.


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