What will punters do with Luton now? They had a huge opening win to kick the League Two season off with but then followed that up with a loss. But this, of course, is back at Kenilworth Road, the scene of their recent 8-2 win over Yeovil. Colchester rolls into town then with just the one point in the bag from their two games so far. So they probably won’t be expected to break out a win on the road in this one. But that having been said, they did take a victory in this corresponding fixture from last season and as we have seen from Luton already, anything can happen. The Hatters though on home soil are 8/11 odds on for the three points with bet365, leaving Colchester at a big 7/2 price.
Luton set the stage on the opening weekend with that big home victory over Yeovil. Since then though they were dumped out of the EFL Cup, then they lost out at Barnet in the league last weekend. So it’s hit and miss, but it will be their home form which will probably have the appeal for punters. Last season Luton posted a great W11 D7 L5 record on home soil and they have lost just the one of their last ten home games in League Two. So they are strong enough and they clearly have the goals in them when they are in the mood. James Collins hit a hat-trick in that opening win over Yeovil but Isaac Vassell, who netted a brace in that game has moved on to Birmingham on loan.
The U’s only just missed out on the play offs last season and they have made an underwhelming start to this campaign with one point from two games. That point came in a home tie with Stevenage last weekend. The worry will be the heavy 3-1 defeat that they suffered out on the road against Accrington on the opening weekend. Colchester only posted five away wins last season as well, so the indications are clearly there that they are not good travellers. They have won just one of their last eleven away games in League Two now.
Head to Head News
Colchester won both games against Luton last season in League Two, taking a 1-0 win at Kenilworth Road. They are actually unbeaten in six league games against Luton now (W3 D3). They have won their last two visits to Kenilworth Road in all competitions by a 1-0 scoreline as well. Overall in the head to head across all competitions, Luton are 9-7 up with nine drawn matches. So it’s pretty even apart from the current head to head form.
Top Betting Tips
Even though Colchester are bossing the current head to head form, the temptation is to roll with a home win for Luton on this one. The U’s just can’t be trusted out on the road but don’t expect a hatful of goals to be tallied in this one. Indeed a sedate 1-0 correct score on Luton for 13/2 at William Hill has an appeal or as an alternative, a Luton/Under 2.5 goals bet is a good 7/2 price.