Luton Town must be brave when Tottenham visits on Saturday as they hope to bounce back from the home defeat to Burnley in midweek. (Photo credit: 90Min.com)
Luton vs. TottenhamKenilworth Road12:30pm
|Luton Town must be brave when Tottenham visits on Saturday as they hope to bounce back from the home defeat to Burnley in midweek. (Photo credit: 90Min.com)|
The fans of newly promoted Luton Town celebrated a win for the first time in decades in the Premier League last weekend, but that was followed by a home defeat to Burnley in midweek.
The game against the Clarets was postponed earlier in the season due to the unavailability of the Kenilworth ground at the time, and after their heroics against Everton last weekend, the home fans anticipated a great feeling, but Vincent Kompany and his lads had other ideas.
Tottenham remains unbeaten this season, and once again, the North London side left it too late to deliver loads of goosebumps and fierce hugs as they nicked a last-gasp win at home last weekend against a bitter Liverpool side.
The VAR officials on duty last weekend in the game between Tottenham and Liverpool have both been suspended for this weekend's games after they failed to overturn an on-field decision that disallowed Luis Diaz’s goal, with replays showing the Colombian was onside and should have given Liverpool the win.
On paper, Spurs are not expected to need another last-gasp winner to beat struggling Luton, but a bit of luck is part of that crowning of a champion, as seen over the years. Ange Postecoglou and his boys were going to settle for a draw last weekend until Joel Matip slammed the ball into his own net for a late Spurs win.
Luton has a talismanic striker who was nullified by Burnley; Carlton Morris scored at Everton and had scored twice earlier in the season, but the Clarets marked him out of the game as he didn’t get a sniff of James Trafford’s goal.
Rob Edwards will have to prepare his players for another such experience, with Spurs expected to see more of the ball, but Luton must be brave. A cohesive defense and a sharp attack could give them a chance, but they’re not the favorites here.
Heung Min Son and James Maddison have both been passed fit for this game, and that should be a source of worry for the hosts. The former Leicester midfielder continues to create chances and would be the man to watch out for in this fixture.