Fleetwood v Luton Match Info
Date: Saturday 16th February 2019
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood
Fleetwood v Luton Stats
- Fleetwood Town have lost just one of their last six league games
- Luton Town on the other hand have won their last five league games
- This is the Hatters first ever trip to Highbury Stadium
Fleetwood v Luton Match Preview
Fleetwood Town have enjoyed a solid season so far in Joey Barton’s first campaign as a head coach. It came as something of a shock when it was announced that the controversial former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder would take over at Highbury Stadium last summer but the Liverpudlian boss has surprised some of his detractors by leading his side to ninth in the table as things stand with an outside chance of a late play-off push.
The Cod Army have been in strong form of late too, having lost just one of their last six matches, picking up hard-fought wins over Bradford City and Charlton Athletic in their last two outings. They were beaten 0-2 in the reverse fixture between these two sides earlier in the season and you’d have to imagine that Barton will have them chomping at the bit to gain revenge by picking up a win against the odds on Saturday afternoon at 13/5 with Black Type.
Luton Town sit top of the tree in League One at the moment. Despite popular manager Nathan Jones, the man who won the club promotion from League Two just last season, leaving earlier in the current campaign to take over at Stoke City, the Bedfordshire outfit have not shown any signs of slowing down in their quest for a second consecutive promotion and have now stretched their lead at the top of the table to six points, although second-placed Barnsley do have a game in hand.
The Hatters have won five consecutive League One matches ahead of this trip north, meaning that caretaker boss Mick Harford, who was originally in charge at Kenilworth Road for a spell around ten years ago, has now entered the history books for enjoying the best start to life as Luton manager in history. A thumping 3-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers last weekend continued the good feeling, will it stretch on with an away win here at odds of 11/10 with Unibet.
A key component of Luton’s title charge has been their strong defence, built largely on the consistent performances of Matty Pearson and Sonny Bradley at the back. The Hatters have kept clean sheets in four of their last five League One matches, whilst Fleetwood have only managed to score twice in their last three games and since they’ve actually won only one of their last five games at Highbury Stadium, the away win to nil at 5/2 with Paddy Power
James Collins leads the way in the goalscoring charts in League One with no fewer than 19 goals in 32 league appearances so far this term. The Scottish centre forward has racked up no fewer than eight goals in those five consecutive wins ahead of this clash and we can’t resist odds of 13/10 with BetVictor for him to score at any time in this one.
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