Luton vs Wolves Premier League predictions: tips, odds & team news
Luton Town will be hoping to get their Premier League season up and running when they host Wolves on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Luton vs Wolves odds
*Odds correct as of 21:00 on September 22
As we enter the sixth gameweek of the 2023/24 Premier League season, Luton are the only team without a point in the division. They have played one game fewer than all but one team above them, but it’s not been a good start. In the top flight for the first time in over 30 years, Luton had a baptism of fire, losing 4-1 to Brighton on the opening weekend. They were then beaten 3-0 by Chelsea, before losing their first home game of the season against West Ham, in controversial fashion. There was no respite after the international break either, with Luton losing 1-0 to Fulham, making the Hatters just the second team to lose their first four games as a Premier League side. However, they may take heart from the take that they have never lost their opening five games of a league season within England’s top four tiers.
Wolves haven’t started much better. Playing one game more than Luton this season, Wolves have won just one of their opening five matches, losing four. It’s the third time they have started a Premier League season with four defeats in their opening five games, after 2003/04 and 2021/22. Gary O’Neil’s side opened the campaign with an impressive performance despite a 1-0 defeat to Man Utd at Old Trafford but followed that up by losing 4-1 to Brighton. There was victory over winless Everton next, but Wolves then fell to defeats to Crystal Palace and Liverpool either side of the international break. The Liverpool defeat was similar to the Man Utd one, as Wolves were unable to make their chances count after taking the lead, eventually falling in the second half.
Luton vs Wolves predictions
Luton vs Wolves: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||31/40 with Betway|
|Correct Score||Luton 1-1 Wolves||6/1 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Hwang Hee-chan||11/2 with BetGoodwin|
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The stats behind our Luton vs Wolves predictions:
- Wolves and Luton have combined to score seven goals in the Premier League this season.
- Luton are yet to win in the Premier League this season.
- Hwang Hee-chan has scored five goals this season.
- Luton have scored in two of their four matches.
- Wolves have scored in four of their five matches.
Luton vs Wolves match tip
Goals may not be a guarantee in this fixture but one man who will be looking to build on his good start of the season is Hwang Hee-chang. The South Korean has netted three times in his opening five appearances this season, netting in the defeat to Liverpool after just seven minutes.
Luton vs Wolves Bet-Builder tip
Luton are the joint-lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, netting just two goals in their opening four games. Wolves, meanwhile, have netted five in their five matches, only scoring more than one in a game on one occasion. Wolves have also been struggling on the corner front, with only Nottingham Forest (17) winning fewer than O’Neil’s men (18). But where they haven’t lacked is yellow cards, picking up 14 in their five matches.
Luton vs Wolves team news
Luton team news
|–||Dan Potts, Jordan Clark, Gabriel Osho||Ross Barkley|
Luton are expected to be without Dan Potts, Jordan Clark and Gabriel Osho. However, Ross Barkley could be available after suffering a minor hamstring issue over the international break.
Wolves team news
|–||–||Joseph Hodge, Rayan Ait Nouri|
Things are looking pretty good for Wolves, for the first time in a while, with Joseph Hodge and Rayan Ait Nouri the only doubts. The latter had to come off against Liverpool but O’Neil confirmed it to be only muscle fatigue, so should only have kept him away for a few days.
Luton vs Wolves head-to-head record
- 5 January 2013 – Luton 1-0 Wolves – FA Cup
- 3 March 2007 – Luton 2-3 Wolves – Championship
- 26 August 2006 – Wolves 1-0 Luton – Championship
- 13 January 2006 – Wolves 2-1 Luton – Championship
- 10 September 2005 – Luton 1-1 Wolves – Championship
It’s been over 10 years since these sides last met, with Luton getting the bragging rights in the third round of the FA Cup. However, Wolves are unbeaten in seven league matches against Luton, doing the double over them in 2006/07.
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