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Luton Town vs Everton preview, team news, tickets & prediction

This relegation six-pointer between Luton Town and Everton is set to go down at Kenilworth Road with both sides looking to secure their spot in the Premier League for next season. 

Luton Town’s story has been a topsy-turvy one this year. While their position on the table at this point in the season is where most expected them to be, their year hasn’t been without its ups and downs. 

They went from going winless in their first five games of the season to getting their first win of the campaign away at Everton. They then went on another winless run that saw them go toe to toe with Manchester City and Arsenal (2-1 and 4-3 respectively) in games where they suffered narrow losses. 

Those results made the club’s fanbase feel like they belong in the League. The results gave the club some confidence and they went on a run of three wins and a draw in six games. During that run, they got a big 4-0 win at home over Brighton and Hove Albion. 

While they have had decent highs, the low points have been even lower and the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool as well as the 6-2 thrashing against Manchester City in the FA Cup are some of those. 

Despite some of the bad results, Luton’s manager, Rob Edwards has focused more on the positives and states that his team are much better than he anticipated they would be this season. 

“I love how we’ve progressed, and I wasn’t sure we’d be able to do it. Last year we didn’t play the way I wanted to play, but it was about winning.

“If I’d have come in with too much ego and told the boys to start popping the ball about in risky areas, it wouldn’t have suited us in that moment. This year we’ve changed more than I anticipated.

“If we stayed up it would be like us winning the treble – our version of it. We want to grow, there is a long-term plan, and I’d like to think if we did it this year we can continue moving forward with optimism.”

This is Luton’s first season in the top flight in 32 years and Rob Edwards is trying to make sure it’s a memorable one. The team may play with bravery but winning because you play that way is not a guarantee, especially when you’re a newly promoted side. Lucky for them, they are going up against one of the teams that they can freely play their game against and maybe even beat. 

Everton’s season on and off the pitch has been a rollercoaster.  I don’t think many would’ve had Shaun Dyche’s team in the relegation scrap at this point in the campaign, but they are definitely in the thick of it now. 

With two games to go, Toffees fans have to once again live through the heartache of a relegation battle that goes down to the wire and for the most part, they’re not in this position because of what has happened on the pitch alone. 

Looking at Everton’s season, they have had decent results here and there like the 2-0 win against Chelsea or the 3-0 triumph over Newcastle, as well as bad results like the 3-0 home loss to Manchester United and the 4-0 loss to Aston Villa. 

Overall, one would say they’ve had an average season but off the pitch, excessive spending by the Everton owners as well as an overall poor management of revenue saw them get punished and they suffered a 10-point deduction. 

This initial punishment saw them drop into the relegation places but upon review, the deduction became six points. 

After the announcement of the final verdict, the Everton manager expressed relief that the situation was over and done with which means that they could move forward with more clarity in the season.

“What it has done is now bring clarity. Whatever points back, or even zero, has brought some finality and now we crack on,” Dyche told reporters.

“The word ‘galvanized’ was used early on but I didn’t think we needed that. I thought performance levels were good. But it does start to creep in eventually,” the manager said.

“We were all waiting and the noise gets bigger and bigger and they are thinking, when’s (the decision) coming?”

They may come into this fixture as favourites in the eyes of many but Everton have not been able to beat Luton in the two times they have met this season. In both fixtures (Premier League and FA Cup) Everton were defeated 2-1 at home.  

 They will be the visiting team this time and will hope that they can get a good result.

Match tickets

This English Premier League match takes place on Saturday, 4th of May, 2024 with kick-off scheduled for 3 PM UK time. Match tickets are available for sale on the Luton Town website with registered members required to apply for tickets to be included in the ballot and season ticket holders given priority allocation. 

With the season winding down, Luton vs Everton tickets for this fixture will no doubt sell out fast due to its importance. 

Kenilworth Road will be rocking with the fans in the small stadium doing everything they can to help their team get an all-important victory.   

Team news

There are a few injuries on this team currently with the likes of Albert Sambi-Lokonga, Amari’i Bell, Chidozie Ogbene, Daniel Potts, Elijah Adebayo, Gabriel Osho, Jacob Brown, Mads Andersen and Marvelous Nakamba out through injury. 

For the Toffees, Arnaut Danjuma, Vitalli Mykolenko and Dele Alli are all out with injury. 

Line-ups

Luton Town will play their strongest possible squad with Ross Barkley at the heart of the midfield. They have a team currently hurt by some key injuries but they have enough talent to get a decent result. 

Luton Town:  Kaminski, Kabore, Mengi, Burke, Doughty; Barkley, Mpanzy Berry, Chomg; Morris, Townsend. 

Everton has a strong team to pick from as their injury list does not involve any key players other than Mykolenko 

EVERTON: Pickford; Godffrey, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Coleman; Mcneil, Garner,; Onana, Harrison, Doccoure; Calvert-Lewin. 

Prediction

Luton Town have already beaten Everton twice this season and a third win in a row is a possibility as well for the home team. In terms of quality, Everton has the better team and will hope that quality sees them through in this crucial fixture.

Luton Town 2-2 Everton. 

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