Luton vs Brighton Premier League predictions: tips, odds and team news
Luton’s fight against relegation continues when they host Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday at 7:45pm (UK time).
Luton vs Brighton odds
*Odds correct as of 08:30 on January 22
Luton boosted their chances of safety with a two-match winning streak either side of Christmas, beating Newcastle United and Sheffield United. But since then, they have gone winless in two, with one defeat and one draw. Last time out, it was a draw against fellow relegation-battlers Burnley when a victory could have been massive for their survival hopes. The Hatters were so close to losing that game, too, needing a controversial injury-time equaliser from Carlton Morris to secure a point. Luton have, however, managed to win back-to-back FA Cup games since their draw with Burnley, beating Bolton and Everton away from home by 2-1 scorelines, so confidence should be high.
Brighton, meanwhile, will harbour European hopes, but a rocky recent run has seen them thrown into a big mix. Although they are seventh and just three points behind sixth-placed West Ham, Brighton are part of a five-team group covered by just nine points. In their past six league games, Brighton have managed just one win, drawing four while also losing to Arsenal. Their sole victory during that run was a thrilling 4-2 win over Tottenham, which saw them 4-0 up before facing a nervous finish. Brighton have won two more games since then, but both came in the FA Cup against Stoke and Sheffield United. Interestingly, both those victories came via 4-2 and 5-2 scorelines, so Roberto De Zerbi’s side certainly have a penchant for the spectacular.
Luton vs Brighton predictions
Luton vs Brighton: Predictions
|4/6 with BetUK
|Luton 1-1 Brighton
|17/2 with Bet365
|23/5 with BetUK
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The stats behind our Luton vs Brighton predictions:
- Luton have scored in each of their last eight league games.
- Brighton are winless in their last four away league games.
- Joao Pedro has scored seven league goals this season.
- Brighton have kept just two league clean sheets this season.
Luton vs Brighton match tip
The previous meeting this season was a walkover victory for Brighton, but things are much different for this game. Luton have proven themselves to be tough opposition at home, even though they have eventually fallen short more than once. But with Brighton winless in their last four away league games, the Hatters may be confident of a result.
Luton vs Brighton Bet-Builder tip
Looking at these two sides, it may surprise some that Luton lead the way in corners. However, it is extremely close, with the Hatters averaging 5.3 per game in the Premier League this season to Brighton’s 5.1. Luton are also better-behaved, with just 36 yellow cards, while Brighton have received 51.
Luton have averaged 5.3 corners won per game in the Premier League this season, compared to Brighton's 5.1.
Brighton have been shown 51 yellow cards this season, compared to Luton's 36.
Luton vs Brighton team news
Luton team news
|Tom Lockyer, Issa Kabore, Mads Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba
Issa Kabore could still be on international duty for this game while Mads Andersen and Marvelous Nakamba are injured. Luton are understandably taking their time with Tom Lockyer.
Brighton team news
|Solly March, Julio Enciso, Tariq Lamptey, Joel Veltman, Ansu Fati, Kaoru Mitoma, Simon Adingra
Despite not being 100% fit, Kaoru Mitoma and Simon Adingra were called up for Japan and Ivory Coast, respectively, for their international tournaments, much to the dismay of Roberto De Zerbi. Igor Julio could return from injury, but Solly March and Ansu Fati remain out.
Luton vs Brighton head-to-head record
- 12 August 2023 – Brighton 4-1 Luton – Premier League
- 17 February 2009 – Luton 1-1 Brighton – Johnstones Paint Trophy
- 20 January 2009 – Brighton 0-0 Luton – Johnstones Paint Trophy
- 12 April 2008 – Luton 1-2 Brighton – League One
- 3 November 2007 – Brighton 3-1 Luton – League One
The Premier League game earlier this season ended a 13-and-a-half-year wait for a fixture between these two sides. As Brighton moved up the Football League, and Luton struggled, the Seagulls had to wait a long time for revenge after their defeat in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. But they got it and then some, with a 4-1 victory to give Luton a tough welcome to the Premier League.