Luton vs Manchester United Free Betting Tips – EFL Cup 2020
⚽️ Competition: EFL Cup 2020
⚽️ Date: 22.09.2020
🥅 Insider Tips: DC 1 / X (1st HT)
🔥 Odds: 2.1
🔝 Stake: 6/10 units
The EFL Cup traditionally does not enjoy the same importance as the FA Cup or everyday life in the league. Nevertheless, many clubs use the League Cup to gain confidence, introduce young players to the team, and get a good feeling for the tasks ahead. By the way, of course, it’s about a lot of prestige and the title that Manchester City won last year.
The top teams are now entering the third round of the ongoing competition. Among other things, the defending champion is also challenged, as is his city rival. Before the duel between Luton and Manchester United, the odds of the best bookmakers point towards the heavyweight division, who, however, started the competitive season 20/21 with a negative experience.
While the Red Devils lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace last weekend, the start of the second division from near London was more than successful. In the championship, the “Hatters” have two wins from two games. Also, the club, which was only just able to stay up last year, eliminated Norwich City and Reading in the EFL Cup.
Because it can be assumed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will spare some of his top performers given the difficult away game on Saturday in Brighton, we would refrain from predicting the victory of the favorites between Luton and Manchester United. It turns out to be more interesting to place bets on the fact that the hosts can dream of the sensation well into the second half.
Insider Tips: Luton (+2)
Luton – Stats & current form
The hat makers owe the fact that Luton Town can still be represented in the second-rate championship this season thanks to a grandiose final spurt in the past season. Eleven points from the last five games helped the white-blacks to jump from rank 23 (41st matchday) in the final score to position 19 and thus manage to stay in the league.
Despite the strong performances at the end of the game year, the “Hatters” are again among the hottest relegation candidates in league two in 2020/21. So far, the team of coach Nathan Jones, who has brought back the success since his engagement in May and only lost one of 13 competitive games, punished the critics with the lie.
Luton with four wins in four 2020/21 games
After a 1-0 win on matchday one in Barnsley and a 2-1 home win against Wayne Rooney’s Derby County last weekend, Luton Town is currently in third place without losing points. The “Black & Whites” also knew how to convince in the EFL Cup, where first Norwich City (3: 1) and then Reading (1: 0) could be defeated.
The bottom line is that the hat makers have four wins in four games. The last and at the same time only competitive defeat under coach Jones, therefore, dates from the beginning of July.
As a result, the self-confidence is huge, which in turn leads to the underdog believing in the surprise on Tuesday evening. Despite the difference in quality between Luton and Manchester United, a tip on the sensation cannot be ruled out, especially since the “Hatters” see the match as a real highlight and will therefore be particularly motivated.
The probable lineup of Luton:
➥ Shea; Bree, Lockyer, Bradley, Norrington-Davies; Shinnie, Moncur, Tunnicliffe; Clark, Hylton, LuaLua
Last matches from Luton:
⚽️ 09/19 2020 Luton 2 – 1 Derby
⚽️ 09/15 2020 Reading 0 – 1 Luton
⚽️ 09/12 2020 Barnsley 0 – 1 Luton
⚽️ 09/05 2020 Luton 3 – 1 Norwich
Club friendship games
⚽️ 08/25 2020 Wealdstone 0 – 3 Luton
Manchester United – Stats & current form
Manchester United would have imagined the start of the new season very differently. Due to the participation in the Europa League final tournament and reaching the semi-finals there, the “Red Devils” only really got down to business this weekend. At home against Crystal Palace, the Solskjaer men wanted to live up to their role as favorites but ended up with empty hands.
It was 1: 3 after 90 minutes from the perspective of the home side, who should be under special observation on Tuesday evening. Another slip would make the total false start perfect and spark new discussions at this early point in the season. Despite the importance of the match at Luton derived from this, Manchester United will not, this prediction can be risked, compete with a full band.
ManUtd in the EFL Cup often have problems against underclass opponents
Last season, the Norwegian coach of the English record champions used the Carabao Cup to control the load and give potential supplementary players game practice. Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial or regular keeper De Gea could all get a break. Instead, we expect newcomer Van de Beek from the start, as well as Ighalo, Fred, Wan Bissaka, Williams, or Henderson between the posts.
Experience has shown that the red-white-blacks, who have won the league cup five times (most recently in 2017), always have problems, especially in the first rounds against teams from lower classes.
Last year, for example, it took the penalty shoot-out against third division Rochdale to prevent the disgrace. A year earlier, the opening hurdle Derby County (second division) was a size too big. Not least because of this, the odds on the hosts should be kept in mind in the match between Luton and Manchester United.
The probable lineup of Manchester United:
➥ Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Williams; Matic, Fred; James, Van de Beek, Greenwood; Ighalo
Last matches from Manchester United:
⚽️ 09/19 2020 Manchester United 1 – 3 Crystal Palace
Club friendship games
⚽️ 09/12 2020 Aston Villa 1 – 0 Manchester United
Europa League Final Stage
⚽️ 08/16 2020 Sevilla 2 – 1 Manchester United
⚽️ 08/10 2020 Manchester United 1 – 0 FC Copenhagen
⚽️ 08/05 2020 Manchester United 2 – 1 LASK
Luton vs Manchester United – Direct comparison
Now and then, Luton Town has belonged to the top English league in the past millennium. This also resulted in a total of 30 league matches that the two teams fought. With 22 wins against two defeats and six-point splits, however, ManUtd mostly retained the upper hand. Since even the last direct duel is almost 20 years in the past, the head-to-head balance has no relevance for the upcoming cup game.
Luton vs Manchester United – Betting odds compared
🥅 Insider Tips: Luton
🔥 Odds: 10
🥅 Insider Tips: Draw
🔥 Odds: 5.75
🥅 Insider Tips: Manchester United
🔥 Odds: 1.28
Luton vs Manchester United Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
On paper, the third-round match in the EFL Cup between Luton and Manchester United may be a clear one. In any case, the betting odds are clearly in favor of the Red Devils, who, however, have had problems over and over again in the past with precisely this role of favorite. This was also the case on the weekend when the Solskjaer lost 3-1 at home against Crystal Palace for the Premier League opener.
The home side, on the other hand, got off to an excellent start in the new year and have so far been able to make all four competitive games victorious. Overall, the black and white conceded under the direction of the Welsh coach Jones, who has been in office for the “Hatters” since May, only one defeat in 13 games. In terms of self-confidence and form, the second division team even has slight advantages.
Key facts – Luton vs Manchester United tips
🔥 Luton has won all four competitive games in 2020/21
🔥 ManUtd had to go to penalties in round three of the EFL Cup in 2018 & 2019
🔥 Coach Solskjaer will likely do without some top performers
Because ManUtd also had difficulties in the last few years in the EFL Cup, to confidently put weaker opponents in their place, and the Norwegian coach on the bench of the record champions will probably also do without many top performers for stress control, we do not consider a close result to be unrealistic.
We, therefore, decide between Luton and Manchester United for the tip that the second division team will hold at least one draw by half time.