Luton vs. Cardiff Betting Tips: Morris to find the net first at Kenilworth Road
Luton take on Cardiff in the Championship on Tuesday evening and we’ve provided you with our best bets for the game that can be seen live on Sky Sports.
Luton vs Cardiff Odds
After reaching the play-offs last season, Luton Town once again have their hopes set on a top-six finish and a potential promotion to the Premier League for the first time. Rob Edwards’ side currently sit seventh in the league standings on 42 points, but do have games in hand on all of the teams ahead of them.
Sabri Lamouchi will take charge of his first game as Cardiff manager on Tuesday after the sacking of Mark Hudson following the 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic. The ex Nottingham Forest boss will look to instill a strong defensive unit as well as some much needed goals in attack, with the Bluebirds only scoring twice in their last five league outings.
Taking a look at the match result odds for this clash and the bookmakers have made Luton the odds-on favourites at 19/20 with most firms. The draw can be backed at 12/5, while an away win for Cardiff being offered at 16/5.
Luton vs Cardiff Tips
Both of our selections on Tuesday are with bet365 with the first of those being for Luton to collect all three points at 19/20. Besides being the best priced firm on this selection, we’ll also be hoping to take advantage of bet365’s ‘two goals ahead early payout offer’, where if the Hatters lead by two at any stage of the match, our bet will be paid out as a winner, regardless of the final result.
Luton have only lost one of their last nine league matches at Kenilworth Road, with that solitary loss coming in their most recent home outing in a 3-2 defeat to West Brom. Since then Luton have bounced back with a 2-0 away win at Wigan, meaning they have now taken 12 points from a possible 15 across their last five Championship matches.
Cardiff on the other hand are winless in nine league matches, with their latest defeat coming against Millwall 10 days ago. As mentioned above, they have scored just twice in their last five matches and despite the manager being in charge, this game could be too soon for Lamouchi to have implemented his ideas.
We’ve also picked out a selection from the first goal-scorer market in the form of Luton’s Carlton Morris who should return to the starting XI after coming off the bench in the FA Cup against Grimsby last weekend.
Only three players in the Championship have scored more goals than Carlton Morris this season who has managed 11 in 26 appearances this campaign. More importantly, eight of those 11 goals have been the first of the match, which gives plenty of appeal to the 11/2 on show for him to strike first against Cardiff on Tuesday.
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