All the odds as Hatters host Oxford

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Luton enjoyed a spectacular opening week to the new season, netting an injury-time equaliser at Accrington on the opening day of the season, before the 3-1 defeat of Championship outfit Bristol City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

Hatters’ boss John Still continues to tweak away at his squad however looks to have finally found the right balance and Luton continue to be supported for honours this term.

The Kenilworth Road faithful have spoken with their hard-earned money all season and BetVictor make Luton the 7/1 second favourites to seal a second title in three years, whilst likewise now 5/4 (From 11/8) to be playing League One football next term.

The defeat of Bristol City, runaway winners of the League One Title last term, could start a cup run for John Still’s side and they have been cut to 2000/1 (from 2500s) to be lifting silverware aloft at Wembley in the spring.

Surely that will be considered something of an afterthought however with a top-seven finish the absolutely minimum after last year’s calamitous second-half of the campaign and BetVictor make the Hatters an understandably short at 8/15 to get into the play-offs at the very least come the end of the season.

Still was realistic about the weekend’s performance and will be demanding more ahead of Saturday’s game with Oxford on home soil; the Hatters 11/8 favourites with BetVictor, Oxford 23/10 and the draw 12/5.

The visitors have been similarly well-backed amongst punters during the summer and are now 8/13 to be promoted after following-up the weekend’s 1-1 draw with Crawley by stunning Brentford 4-0 in the Capital One Cup midweek, which was incidentally the biggest away win in League Cup history by a fourth tier side against a side from the top two divisions.

The scenes of celebrations at Griffin Park midweek could lead to a hangover at Kenilworth Road and Luton should be able to use the momentum gained midweek to score at the first time of asking in front of their home faithful.

Luton are 5/2 to win the game to nil and 14/5 to win the game half-time/full-time in the double result market however the value looks to be with the Hatters winning by the solitary goal for a second consecutive game at 6/1 with BetVictor.

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