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Luton Town vs West Ham Premier League predictions: tips, odds and team news

Luton Town will be hoping to get their first Premier League point of the season when they host West Ham United on Friday at 8pm (UK time).

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Luton Town vs West Ham odds


Odds correct as of 15:00 on August 31

Luton will be playing their first ever Premier League game at Kenilworth Road on Friday, after their opening home tie against Burnley was postponed. Initially scheduled for the second weekend of the season, Luton have had to wait while work on making Kenilworth Road up to scratch was completed. But now the wait is over and West Ham fans will become the first to walk through the now infamous away entrance (sorry) in the Premier League. It hasn’t been a good return to the top flight for Luton so far, with two defeats from their opening two games. The return after a 31-year wait started with a 4-1 defeat to Brighton before losing 3-0 to Chelsea, both away from home of course.

West Ham, meanwhile, look to have put last season firmly behind them. Although they won the Europa Conference League, West Ham seriously suffered in the league and were battling relegation until very late on in the campaign. However, after three games played this season West Ham are second, still unbeaten and just two points behind leaders Manchester City. The Hammers opened the new season with a draw against Bournemouth that they will have felt upset to draw, having taken the lead. But they bounced back with successive 3-1 wins, first against Chelsea and then Brighton, ending the latter’s perfect start.

Luton Town vs West Ham predictions

Luton Town vs West Ham: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 17/20 with Midnite
Correct Score Luton 1-2 West Ham 17/2 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Jarrod Bowen 15/2 with Boylesports

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The stats behind our Luton Town vs West Ham predictions:

  • David Moyes has never lost in seven games against Luton across all competitions, winning six.
  • Jarrod Bowen has scored in both of West Ham’s away games this season.
  • Only one team has lost their first three matches in a top-flight season by 3+ goals, West Brom in 1890/91.
  • West Ham were the last side to beat Luton at Kenilworth Road in the top flight, in January 1992.
  • West Ham are yet to keep a clean sheet this season,

Luton Town vs West Ham match tip

James Ward-Prowse to provide an assist @ 12/5 with Betfair

James Ward-Prowse’s first start for the Hammers could not have gone better as he became the first player in the club’s history to provide 2+ assists on his Premier League debut. Since his first ever Premier League appearance (for Southampton in August 2012), he has 25 assists from set plays in the competition, with only Christian Eriksen (29) providing more in this period. He then added a goal in the win over Brighton, being directly involved in seven goals in his past six Premier League matches (three goals, four assists).

Luton Town vs West Ham Bet-Builder tip

West Ham to win > BTTS > West Ham most booking points 

West Ham are in good form anyway, but they also have David Moyes’ impressive record against Luton. The Scot has never lost in seven meetings with Luton across all competitions, only facing Wrexham (nine) more times without losing in his managerial career. However, West Ham are yet to keep a clean sheet this season and have been shown 10 cards in the Premier League this season — nine yellows and one red.

Luton Town vs West Ham team news

Dan Potts, Gabriel Osho and Jordan Clark all miss out once again for Luton. However, Reece Burke made his return from injury against Chelsea last weekend and could face his boyhood club.

Luton Town team news

In  Out Doubtful
Dan Potts, Gabriel Osho, Jordan Clark

Nayef Aguerd returns to the Hammers’ squad after missing their league game against Brighton through suspension. However, West Ham are without summer signing Kostas Mavropanos and Tomas Soucek, with the latter suffering a concussion.

West Ham team news

In  Out Doubtful
Nayef Aguerd Kostas Mavropanos, Tomas Soucek

Luton Town vs West Ham head-to-head record

  • 23 Mar 1994 – Luton 3-2 West Ham – FA Cup
  • 14 Mar 1994 – West Ham 0-0 Luton – FA Cup
  • 13 Apr 1993 – Luton 2-0 West Ham – Championship
  • 28 Dec 1992 – West Ham 2-2 Luton – Championship
  • 18 Jan 1992 –  Luton 0-1 West Ham – Championship

This will be the first league meeting between the two sides in 30 years.