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Luton vs Nottingham Forest Premier League Predictions, Tips and Odds: Hatters trying to recover

Luton will look to move out of the relegation zone when they host Nottingham Forest in the Premier League this weekend.

Luton vs Nottingham Forest predictions

Luton vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 4/7 with Midnite
Correct Score Luton 2-1 Nottingham 9/1 with BoyleSports
First Goalscorer Callum Hudson-Odoi 15/2 with Sky Bet

The stats behind our Luton vs Nottingham Forest predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in each of Luton’s past eight games across all competitions.
  • Nottingham Forest have won just two of their last 24 Premier League away games.
  • Luton conceded the first goal in their past four games across all competitions.

Luton’s mentality to be tested

Oh, how different things could have been for Luton going into this game. At halftime of their midweek match against Bournemouth—their game in hand on the teams around them—Luton were out of the relegation zone. They had moved level on points with Nottingham Forest but were ahead on goal difference, giving them the advantage over this weekend’s opponents.

Unfortunately for the Hatters, football is played over two halves. And they absolutely capitulated after the break. The first Bournemouth goal came five minutes after halftime, and within 20 minutes of the restart, the Cherries were level. The sickener came in the 83rd minute when Bournemouth’s comeback was complete. It leaves Luton in the relegation zone, three points behind Nottingham Forest, having lost the advantage of the game in hand.

Luton can still leapfrog Forest with a win, but it won’t be as comfortable a lead as they would have liked at this season stage. It now extended Luton’s winless run to seven in the Premier League, with five defeats and just two draws. Nottingham Forest aren’t faring much better. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have lost their past three league games and four of their past five, only beating West Ham.

It’s been a tough 2024 for Nottingham Forest in general. They have six defeats from eight league games, at a time when they could have put some real daylight between themselves and the relegation zone. They also face a nervous wait to hear about a potential points deduction for breaking FFP.

Luton vs Nottingham Forest match tip

Carlton Morris to score anytime @ 15/8 with Sky Bet

Although Luton isn’t in form, Carlton Morris is, particularly at Kenilworth Road. The striker has scored in his last three Premier League home games while being directly involved in four (plus one assist) in his past four at Kenilworth Road.

Luton vs Nottingham Forest odds

LUTON VS NOTTINGHAM FOREST
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*Odds correct as of 16:45 on March 15. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

This is a tough game to call, given the lack of form of both sides. However, bookies generally have Nottingham Forest as the slight favourites.

Luton vs Nottingham Forest team news

Luton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Thomas Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Dan Potts, Elijah Adebayo, Jacob Brown, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Amari’i Bell, Mads Andersen, Gabriel Osho, Joseph Johnson

The injuries are piling up for Luton at the wrong time. They welcomed Teden Mengi back against Bournemouth after the injury. Still, they won’t have the likes of Mads Andersen, Gabriel Osho, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Elijah Adebayo and Joe Johnson until after the international break.

Top Scorer: Elijah Adebayo (9)

Card Magnet: Issa Kaboré (6)

Assist Ace: Alfie Doughty (7)

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Gonzalo Montiel, Nuno Tavares Gio Reyna, Ola Aina

Ola Aina and Gio Reyna could feature this weekend, though things aren’t sure yet. Nuno Tavares won’t return until after the international break, while Gonzalo Montiel is a longer-term absentee.

Top Scorer: Chris Wood (8)

Card Magnet: Morgan Gibbs-White (7)

Assist Ace: Anthony Elanga (7)

How to watch Luton vs Nottingham Forest Live

The relegation battle between Luton and Nottingham Forest is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 16th March, but won’t be broadcast live in the UK.

Luton vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head

  • 21 October 2023 – Nottingham Forest 2-2 Luton Town – Premier League
  • 15 April 2022 – Luton Town v Nottingham Forest – Championship
  • 23 November 2021 – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Luton Town – Championship
  • 2 March 2021 – Nottingham Forest 0-1 Luton Town – Championship
  • 28 October 2020 – Luton Town 1-1 Nottingham Forest – Championship

Luton are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Nottingham Forest (two wins and three draws).


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