Luton vs Sheffield United Premier League predictions: Tips, odds & team news
Sheffield United travel to face Luton Town in the Premier League hoping to keep their survival hopes alive on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Luton vs Sheffield United odds
*Odds correct as of 20:35 on February 9
Both of these sides were tipped to be relegated come the end of the season, and while they could still be the case, Luton are definitely putting up a fight. The Hatters have moved out of the relegation zone in recent weeks, sitting one point clear of 18th-placed Everton with a game in hand. The boost has come thanks to Luton’s run of three wins from their past six games, with two draws and one defeat. Since that defeat at the end of 2023, it’s been three unbeaten for Luton, drawing with Burnley and Newcastle either side of their 4-0 thumping of Brighton.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, look destined for the Championship. The Blades are 10 points behind Luton with just 10 points from their opening 23 games. Since beating Brentford in December, Sheffield United have gone winless in their past seven, losing five including the reverse fixture to Luton. A change in manager from Paul Heckingbottom to Chris Wilder at the start of December hasn’t been able to stop the rot so far.
Luton vs Sheffield United predictions
Luton vs Sheffield United: Predictions
|6/5 with BetVictor
|Luton 2-0 Sheffield United
|8/1 with BetGoodwin
|9/2 with Bet365
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The stats behind our Luton vs Sheffield United predictions:
- Sheffield United have lost 29 of their last 35 away Premier League games.
- Luton have scored at least two goals in four of their last six Premier League home games.
- Sheffield United have failed to score in 12 of their last 20 away Premier League matches.
- Luton have won two of their last three Premier League home matches.
- Sheffield United have conceded 59 goals in 23 Premier League games this season.
Luton vs Sheffield United match tip
One of the driving forces behind Luton’s positive run of late has been the form of Ross Barkley. The former Everton and Chelsea midfielder has been pulling the strings for the Hatters this season. In his last eight games for Luton, Barkley has been directly involved in six goals, scoring three himself and adding a further three assists.
Luton vs Sheffield United Bet-Builder tip
Sheffield United are one of the worst teams in the Premier League for discipline this season, averaging 3.13 cards per game. At the same time, Luton are one of the best, with just 1.82 cards per game. Sheffield United are also the worst team for corners, averaging a league-low 3.39 per game in the Premier League this season. Keeping with the theme, the Blades are also the lowest scorers, with just 19 goals in 23 matches.
Sheffield United have averaged 3.13 cards per game in the Premier League this season.
Sheffield United have averaged a league-low 3.39 corners per game in the Premier League this season.
Sheffield United have scored just 19 goals in the Premier League this season.
Luton vs Sheffield United team news
Luton team news
|Marvelous Nakamba, Tom Lockyer
Marvelous Nakamba remains a long-term absentee for Luton, while Tom Lockyer’s return is as yet unknown. Mads Andersen faces a fight against time to be fit for this game.
Sheffield United team news
|Chris Basham, John Egan, Ivo Grbic, George Baldock, Daniel Jebbison
|Max Lowe, Oliver McBurnie
Rhian Brewster returns from suspension here, while Max Lowe and Oliver McBurnie could also be back after respective injuries. However, this game will be too soon for Ivo Grbic and George Baldock.
Luton vs Sheffield United head-to-head record
- 26 December 2023 – Sheffield United 2-3 Luton – Premier League
- 11 March 2023 – Sheffield United 0-1 Luton – Championship
- 26 August 2022 – Luton 1-1 Sheffield United – Championship
- 22 January 2022 – Sheffield United 2-0 Luton – Championship
- 28 August 2021 – Luton 0-0 Sheffield United – Championship
Luton have won back-to-back games against Sheffield United, ending a run of six straight matches without victory. They haven’t won three in a row against Sheffield United since the late 1970s.