Yet another strange week in League Two has gone by, with slip-ups for a number of the more fancied’ teams including Burton and Wycombe being held to a 1-1 draws at Portsmouth and Bury respectively, as well as Newport thumped 4-0 at Cambridge.
Therefore it was an excellent week for Luton Town with the weekend’s 1-0 defeat of Plymouth moving John Still’s side within two points of those in the automatic promotion places – and with a game in hand.
After a slight wobble over the festive period Luton have unquestionably bounced back and with Burton, Wycombe and Shrewsbury all struggling for consistency, the Hatters appeal at both the 7/2 for the title and are 8/15 to secure back-to-back promotions.
League Two Promotion prices from BetVictor are Shrewsbury (2/7), Burton (1/2), Luton (8/15, from 4/5), Wycombe (4/6), Southend (7/4), Newport (2/1) and Bury (11/4).
BetVictor are keen to stay on the right side of the Hatters and are bottom price Luton to go up, whilst similarly top price Burton and Wycombe to secure League One football next term; will the Brewers lose their bottle as they did last year?
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men needed a late equaliser to rescue a point at Fratton Park but have looked edgy in their last few games, whereas Luton continue to grind out results in impressive fashion.
After a difficult set of fixtures Luton’s next four games are all against opposition outside the top-10, providing an excellent opportunity to make vital inroads on those at the top of the League Two table.
BetVictor were happy to lay Cheltenham for relegation at the end of the season and Luton travel to Whaddon Road at the weekend well-fancied to secure back-to-back victories in L2 for the first time since October; the Hatters 13/10 favourites with BetVictor, the hosts’ 9/4 and the draw 5/2.
Mark Tyler remain in excellent form between the posts and is 6/4 to keep a third straight clean sheet, however Luton can do better than that and are 13/5 with BetVictor to win a second consecutive league game to nil and 13/2 to do so by the solitary goal.
Andy Drury is 16/1 to once again open the scoring however Jake Howells looks over-priced at 12/1 to break the deadlock and 9/2 to score anytime during the 90.
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