Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town Premier League predictions: tips, odds, team news & predicted lineups
Nottingham Forest host Luton Town in a vital fixture in the bottom half of the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town odds
Odds correct as of 18:40 on October 19
Forest return from the international break having lost just one of their last five Premier League matches, and that was 2-0 away at none other than Manchester City. However, they’ve only won once during that time (1-0 away at Chelsea), picking up draws against Burnley, Brentford and Crystal Palace. As such, Steve Cooper’s side are looking solid, but will still be looking over their shoulders at a relegation battle they could easily get dragged into with a few poor results.
Luton are one of the sides that will be looking to pull Forest in with them. The Premier League newcomers have had a tough start to life at the top, sitting 17th with just one win and four points from eight games — leaving them four places and five points adrift of their hosts. The Hatters have been unable to build on their vital away win at Everton, since falling to both Burnley and Tottenham at home in hard-fought 2-1 and 1-0 respective defeats.
Not that you can accuse Luton of not putting the effort in. Marvelous Nakamba has made the most tackles in the Premier League so far this season, and Alfie Doughty, Luton’s left wing-back is right near the top of the league for crosses and chances created. However, more points will need to be made from Luton’s performances to give them genuine hope of survival this season.
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town predictions
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||1/1 with Midnite|
|Correct Score||Nottingham Forest 2-1 Luton Town||17/2 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Carlton Morris||10/1 with Boylesports|
Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.
The stats behind our Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town predictions:
- No team has kept a clean sheet in a Premier League game at the City Ground so far this season.
- However, Forest are unbeaten at home in league play so far this season.
- The away team has scored first in Forest’s last three home games (all comps).
- With three goals, Carlton Morris is Luton’s only player to score more than once in the Premier League so far.
- Luton have lost six Premier League games so far; only Sheffield United (7) have suffered more defeats.
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town match tip
Nottingham Forest are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season, but both teams have scored in all three of those games. Infact, Forest have lost just two of their last 18 Premier League home games (W8 D8), going unbeaten in the last six in a row (W4 D2). Those two defeats came against sides to finish in the top four of the table last season (Newcastle and Manchester United).
Luton have also won just one of their last 14 away games against Nottingham Forest in all competitions (D6 L7), winning 1-0 in the Championship in March 2021.
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town Bet-Builder tip
No team has kept a clean sheet in a Premier League game at the City Ground so far this season, while the away team has scored first in Forest’s last three home games (all comps). Forest are unbeaten at home this season (W1, D3) and have lost just two of their last 18 Premier League home games (W8 D8), going unbeaten in the last six in a row (W4 D2). Marvelous Nakamba has committed 2+ fouls in each of his last seven Premier League matches for the Hatters.
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town team news
Nottingham Forest team news
|Moussa Niakhate||Taiwo Awoniyi, Serge Aurier, Danilo, Felipe, Gonzalo Montiel||Ola Aina, Nuno Tavares|
Steve Cooper will be without his top goalscorer in Taiwo Awoniyi for the visit of Luton and he is joined on the sidelines by Serge Aurier, Danilo, Felipe and Gonzalo Montiel. Ola Aina and Nuno Tavares both face late checks, but Moussa Niakhate returns from suspension.
Predicted Nottingham Forest XI: Turner; Williams, Boly, Murillo, Toffolo; Sangare, Mangala, Dominguez; Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Wood
Luton team news
|Ross Barkley||Amari’i Bell, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Gabriel Osho, Dan Potts, Jordan Clark, Mads Andersen||–|
Luton, meanwhile, remain without Amari’i Bell, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Gabriel Osho, Dan Potts, Mads Andersen and Jordan Clark, but should be able to start Ross Barkley again after the former Everton midfielder came off the bench against Tottenham.
Predicted Luton Town XI: Kaminski; Burke, Lockyer, Mengi; Kabore, Mpanzu, Nakamba, Barkley, Doughty; Adebayo, Morris
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town head-to-head record
- 15/04/22 – Luton 1-0 Forest – Championship
- 23/11/21 – Forest 0-0 Luton – Championship
- 02/03/21 – Forest 0-1 Luton – Championship
- 28/10/20 – Luton 1-1 Forest – Championship
- 19/01/20 – Forest 3-1 Luton – Championship
Luton are actually enjoying a four-game unbeaten run, although their most recent meetings have been under slightly different circumstances in the Championship, rather than the Premier League.
Nottingham Forest vs Luton Town Squawka Says
Recommended bet3:00 pm Saturday October 21
- Bookmaker Odds Betting Tip
- 17/2 Bet with Bet365 Free Bet Offers – Bet £10 get £30 when you sign up – December 2023