Tuesday’s EFL Cup action features Luton Town versus Newport County.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Luton Town v Newport County match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Luton Town head into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Championship draw versus Burnley.
In that game, Luton Town had 29% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Luton Town was Dan Potts (5'). On the other side, Burnley got 13 shots at goal with 1 on target. Josh Brownhill (50') scored for Burnley.
Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Luton Town have been involved. In terms of the goal split during this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 10 while Luton Town managed the sum of 3. Nonetheless, time will tell if the trend might persist in this upcoming game.
After being beaten in their last game against Walsall in League Two action, Newport County and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only name on the scoresheet from Newport County was Mickey Demetriou (63' Own goal).
The numbers tell their own story, and Newport County have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. Defensively, Newport County have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 28/11/2015 shows that Luton Town have won 2 of these & Newport County 1, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 8 for The Hatters and 8 created by The Exiles. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league contest between these clubs was League Two match day 38 on 17/03/2018 when it ended Newport County 1-1 Luton Town.
The referee was Craig Hicks.
Team News: Luton Town
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Luton Town boss Nathan Jones to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. James Shea (Knee Injury) misses out.
Team News: Newport County
In an otherwise available group, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Newport County gaffer James Rowberry to contend with. Priestley Farquharson (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
It looks to us that Luton Town can get amongst the goals when they meet Newport County, who will not find it easy finding the net themselves.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning score for Luton Town at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kenilworth Road Stadium (10,356)
Captain: Sonny Bradley
Chairman: David Wilkinson
Manager: Nathan Jones
Competitions: Championship position 17, EFL Cup (First Round)