Luton (@2.15) vs Huddersfield (@3.4)
26-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Luton will win

Luton – Huddersfield Match Prediction | 26-08-2019 10:00

They have managed to get only one point from the four games they played: Their goal difference is negative 5:8. They do not have any of their players injured or suspended for this game. This shows us that they are capable of playing really well and they just need to do it consistently. They will expect big things from Elliot Lee their striker. They have defeated Ipswich in previous EFL cup round in a match they dominated from the get-go. Luton are currently at the bottom of the Championship.

Both teams are looking to secure as good as a possible result, hoping to achieve their league goals this season and advance to the next round of the competition. Luton dominated the possession but the team from Wales was more clinical in front of the opposition goal. When it comes to the Cup competition although some managers like to rest their players I dont see this being a case in this game. Luton has eliminated Ipswich in the previous EFL cup round. These two teams have faced each other 2 weeks ago. In that game, Cardiff won 2:1. Cardiff are currently a mid-table championship team while their opponents are in the relegation zone. Cardiff has won 2 league games and lost two, Luton has lost three and got a draw against Middlesbrough. That shows us that they play better in the cup than in the league.

We think both these could be top-six contenders in the long-run but concerns about them both would put us off any match bets about them here. Town won just once here last season so could be shaky while County are only really starting to get their act together in the transfer market so it might take time for the team to gel.

They can create goal-scoring opportunities but have trouble finishing. They like to hang back and punish their opposition on counter-attacks. In the last game they played against Huddersfield, they had less on ball possession but shot on goal 24 times and scored twice. Cardiff are playing an okay brand of football this season. They will have all of their players ready to contribute in this game. They would for sure like to have more success in order to instantly attack return to the Premier League. They are currently 12th in the league with a negative 6:8 goal difference.

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A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. Were of the opinion that Middlesbrough and Luton Town should both be able to score here although its hard to pick a clear winner. Were therefore expecting a hard-fought 1-1 draw at the end of this game. View all of the Luton Town v Middlesbrough predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.

A better angle of approach is to try a couple of players bets and look at the anytime goalscorer market. For the hosts we like Alex Pritchard who showed a few seasons back with Norwich (and prior to the Brentford) he can do well at this level and he looks over-priced here given that lead man Karlan Grant will occupy a lot of the defensive time. For the road side, Jack Marriott gets the nod as a player who wasnt used much by Lampard but impressed whenever he was asked and with a number of loan players departed will be given more to do this season.

All the major betting sites see Cardiff as the slight favorite in this match. Cardiff vs Luton prediction arrives ahead of the EFL Cup second-round match. In this match preview, I will try to provide the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on my analysis of these two teams. This game will be played at Cardiff City stadium.

Bluebirds have beaten Luton Town (2-1) here beforehand as Isaac Vassell found the last-gasp winner after the rivals pulled one back late in the game, as they prove themselves a tough nut at Cardiff City Stadium time and time again. They will now want more of the same but obviously have a lot to prove if theyre to earn a promotion back to the top flight.

Bookmakers think they are on for a reasonable campaign and have them as eighth favourites for the title. Huddersfield are back in the Championship after two seasons in the Premier League the first of which brought saw great memories though the second was a real struggle finishing bottom with just 16 points. Jan Siewert remains in charge having taken over mid-way through last campaign and he has lots of time to assess his squad and plan for this season.

Cardiff vs Huddersfield Match Preview

My opinion is that this will be a Cardiff victory. Cardiff are entering this tie as a slight favorite to win. Based on both teams recent forms and results I see the Welsh side as the one who will advance to the next round of the competition. When crafting my selection for this match, I considered both teams injuries, suspensions as well as their past matches against each other.

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They will now need more for an upset in Cardiff and we dont feel they have what it takes to snatch any points midway through the week. Jan Siewerts men have struggled to keep it together at the back and this has proven costly, despite finding the net in all of their league outings so far as well.