Luton v Sheff Wed FA Cup betting preview and tips

20:45 Tue 15 Jan
Football
England
FA Cup
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +150

Luton Town managed to go to Hillsborough and land a goalless draw that illustrates how far the club have come in such a short space of time.

Nathan Jones’ side only enjoyed promotion from League Two to League One last season, although the Hatters could well land a spot in the Championship come May and they look like a decent bet to win this FA Cup replay.

Luton are pretty strong at Kenilworth Road where they have won ten and drawn three of their thirteen matches this season, with the team the division’s top scorers in front of their own fans.

After playing fairly defensively at Hillsborough, we might expect a more attacking approach against a Sheffield Wednesday team who will be glad of a second bite of the cherry although it’s now been a good season for the Owls.

The Yorkshire side sit sixteenth in the Championship table and are currently waiting for Steve Bruce to become permanent manager, with the former Blades boss enjoying the rest of his holiday before a return to England.

Wednesday have only won four games on the road all season and could be vulnerable at this packed ground against a team who have the winning habit at home and are likely to be at their opponents from the off.

Luton haven’t suffered a meaningful defeat since being beaten 3-2 at Barnsley in October and they will be up against a team who have been short of goals in recent weeks even if the ship has been steadied after several defeats.

While promotion from League One is the priority for a club like Luton, the money that they can enjoy from a run in the FA Cup means that motivation will be high and that is why the bookies are making them favourites.

BETTING TIP
Luton to win @ 2.50 with bet365