Reading vs Luton: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Luton Town will be looking to confirm their spot in the Championship play-offs when they travel to face Reading on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time).
Reading vs Luton: Betting tips
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Reading vs Luton: Predictions
Reading vs Luton: Predictions
|BTTS?||No||6/10 with Paddy Power|
|Correct score||Reading 0-2 Luton||13/2 with Sky Bet|
|First Goalscorer||Carlton Morris||4/1 with Betfair|
The regular Championship season is nearing its end with just four gameweeks left and Luton can secure a spot in the playoffs on Wednesday. The Hatters have been remarkable this season, especially when you consider they lost their manager midway through the campaign as Nathan Jones joined Southampton. Rob Edwards stepped up and has won 14 of his 25 games in charge, lifting Luton to third.
Already 12 points clear of ninth-placed Coventry, all Luton need is a point from their final four games to seal play-off football. In fact, they could even lose and still be guaranteed a spot as long as Coventry and Preston drop points. But Luton will want to win, as they sit eight points behind second-placed Sheffield United and still harbour slim hopes of automatic promotion.
At the other end of the table, Reading are currently in the relegation zone and have four games to save their Championship status. Things aren’t so drastic for the Royals right now as they are only in the bottom three on goal difference, but 21st-placed Cardiff have a game in hand.
However, Reading will be hurting right now as they are in the relegation zone due to a points deduction by the EFL for breaching the terms of an agreed business plan. If you were to add the six points they lost, Reading would be up in 18th and a lot more secure ahead of the final run in. It doesn’t help that Reading are also without a win in nine league games, a run which saw Paul Ince sacked and replaced by Noel Hunt.
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Reading vs Luton match stats
Summer signing Carlton Morris has done exceptionally well for Luton this season since joining from Barnsley and, most importantly, he’s hit form at the right time for the final run-in. The Englishman has scored seven goals in his past 12 Championship games including two in the past two, opening the scoring against Rotherham. He was taken off in the second half having pulled up with an ankle problem, but Roberts confirmed it was only as a precaution, so shouldn’t be a worry.
At the other end of the pitch, Luton have built their promotion charge off the back of a good defence with only champions-in-waiting Burnley conceding fewer than their 36 goals this season. However, when it comes to clean sheets, no team sits above Luton who have shut opponents out 19 times in the Championship.
Reading vs Luton: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Reading 0-2 Luton
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Reading vs Luton head-to-head
1 November 2022 – Luton 0-0 Reading – Championship
7 May 2022 – Luton 1-0 Reading – Championship
19 January 2022 – Reading 0-2 Luton – Championship
21 April 2021 – Luton 0-0 Reading – Championship
9 January 2021 – Luton 1-0 Reading – FA Cup
Luton are unbeaten in their last five games against Reading since a 2-1 defeat in December 2020, though it’s worth nothing that four of those matches were played at Kenilworth Road.