- Predictions for the Championship playoff match between Luton and Nottingham Forest, which will take place on Friday.
- Kenilworth Road is the location of today’s matchup for the fixture (12:30 BST)
- Two of Luton’s most recent three matches have ended in a draw for the team.
- Will a tie at home be enough for the Hatters to get back on track after a loss?
Predictions for the Match Between Luton vs. Nottingham Forest
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After suffering a rare loss at Huddersfield not too long ago, Luton will be looking for a response when they travel to Kenilworth. Due to Nottingham Forest’s habit of playing to draw away from home, the play-off contenders can share the points.
Two of Luton’s most recent three matches have ended in a draw for the team (Championship)
Three out of Luton’s last four matches have had both teams scoring at some point (Championship)
Two of Luton’s last three matches against Nottingham Forest have ended in a draw for them (Championship)
Two of Nottingham Forest’s most recent three away matches ended in a draw for them (Championship)
Both Teams To Score has occurred in both of Nottingham Forest’s most recent away matches (Championship)
In 66 matches between these two teams, Nottingham Forest holds a lead of 27-22, and there have been 17 draws.
After suffering a defeat at the hands of Huddersfield by a score of 2-0 on Monday, Luton have now gone three games without a victory in the Championship. The result came after two consecutive draws, one against Millwall at home (2-2) and one away against Peterborough (1-1).
At Huddersfield, the Hatters created chances, as evidenced by their 1.05 expected goals and 54 percent possession of the ball. The team captained by Nathan Jones was unable to capitalize on the opportunity and ended up giving up two late goals.
It was the first time in five games that Luton had been defeated, and now the Hatters have a two-point cushion in the play-off places. At the moment, they are in fifth place, two points behind Nottingham Forest in the standings.
Injury updates and team news for Luton
Both Alex Palmer and Jed Steer, who play in goal, are unable to participate.
Striker Cameron Jerome, midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and defenders Reece Burke and Gabriel Osho are also out.
Form of the Nottingham Forest
With a score of 2-0 at home, Nottingham Forest won their fifth consecutive Championship match to extend their unbeaten streak. In their most recent matches, the Reds were victorious at home against Coventry (2-0) and away against Blackpool (2-1).
The team managed by Steve Cooper was dominant against Birmingham, with a 1.25-0.87 expected goal differential and a 13-7 shot advantage. Both Keinan Davis and Scott McKenna scored before and after the break for the half.
Forest’s performances away from home have been less impressive, as evidenced by their recent draws at Sheffield United (1-1) and Preston (0-0). Their consistent play places them in fourth place, six points behind the positions that grant automatic promotion.
Injury updates and team news for Nottingham Forest
Both Steve Cook and Max Lowe, who played defense, are ineligible.
Luton is a difficult team to defeat, and Nathan Jones will likely have high hopes for his squad when they play at home. Forest’s recent away play has resulted in a lot of draws, and there is value in betting on a stalemate in the Championship.