Betting Tip: Mansfield v Luton

This has the potential to be one of the most exciting and combative games of League Two on the weekend. Mansfield have produced only a very patchy start to the new season but will be hoping that home advantage can get them past the high-flying Luton. The Hatters are the league’s top scorers so far by a country mile after just the three games played. Will they bring their shooting boots to Field Mill, or can the Stags muster up some reliance on home soil and deny them the three points? Mansfield are 13/10 to bank the home win leaving Luton at 2/1 with Paddy Power.

Mansfield Form

So it is W1 D1 L1 from Mansfield this season in League Two. It is worth breaking down and looking at their home form though. This will be just their second home fixture and in their opener at Field Mill, they took a solid 2-0 over the newly promoted Forest Green. Naturally, this one is going to be a lot tougher for them than that one, but at least the Stags have been scoring goals. They lost 2-1 out at Accrington last weekend, not an easy game for them and they will be looking to bounce back at home.

Luton Form

Luton have fired off eleven league goals in just three games so far this season, thumping Yeovil 8-2 and Colchester 3-0. Both of their victory this season in League Two happened at Kenilworth Road and strangely they lost their only away game so far, which was out at Barnet. Their attack was shut down as well in a 1-0 defeat against the Bees, which will give Mansfield hope of pulling something out of this game. Undeniably Luton have superior scoring power, particularly through James Collins and Elliott Lee who have been well amongst the goals this season, but can they deliver on the road?

Mansfield v Luton PaddyPower odds
Fig.: PaddyPower odds Mansfield v Luton

Head to Head News

Everything is even in the last four between these at Field Mill with one win each and two draws. The two 1-1 draws played out between these last season in League Two but Luton have gone W3 D2 L1 in their last six in League Two against the Stags. So they are edging the head to head form. None of the last five meetings have produced more than two goals in a game and both teams have scored in just two of the last six clashes.

Top Betting Tips

Even with all of the firepower that Luton have at their disposal, it is worth looking at under 2.5 goals here for a price of 8/11. There just haven’t been many goals around between these two recently. The Stags will be stronger at home than out on the road and Luton still have to prove that they can deliver the goods away from Kenilworth Road. It may well be worth just settling on the draw in the match outright in this one.