Luton vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Expect goals in Kenilworth clash

 | March 15 | 

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Luton Town need to pick themselves up after their heartbreaking 4-3 loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday, the kind of collapse that should have Nottingham Forest licking their lips heading into this massive relegation shoot-out at Kenilworth Road on Saturday (KO, 15:00).

Below is our Luton vs Nottingham Forest prediction, alongside all the latest team news and match odds.

Luton vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips

  • Nottingham Forest to win & over 1.5 goals @ 15/8
  • Morgan Gibbs-White to score anytime @ 3/1

Team News

Luton, with nine first-teamers injured, may have to go with the same squad who lost at Bournemouth, though Sambi Lokonga and Elijah Adebayo are close to returning.

Nuno Espirito Santo has already said he will change his Forest team from the defeat by Brighton with the likes of Willy Boly, Anthony Elanga and Callum Hudson-Odoi pushing for recalls.

Match Odds

It finished 2-2 when the sides met at the City Ground in October and a repeat of that scoreline at Kenilworth Road is a 10/1 chance.

Chris Wood scored twice that day for Forest and is 9/1 to score a brace or more once again, while an expectation of goals means over 2.5 is a 4/6 chance.

Luton are 7/4 to rack up a fourth home win of the season, Forest 6/4 to register a third away win, with the draw a 5/2 chance.

Nottingham Forest to win & over 1.5 goals @ 15/8

It’s the dictionary definition of a 'six-pointer’ at Kenilworth Road with 18th-placed Luton taking on Forest, the side one place above them at the wrong end of the Premier League.

Luton had hoped to be swapping places with Forest when they went in at half-time at Bournemouth with a 3-0 lead on Wednesday. An hour later they were nursing the scars of a stunning 4-3 loss and that has to be the worst possible preparation for this tussle.

They haven’t had long to recover from that shattering blow and that’s six times in the last eight matches they have conceded at least three times.

They are being cut to ribbons and Nuno’s Forest are if nothing full of pace and energy and they can run Luton ragged. The visitors can win this and it’s hard to imagine them not doing so in a flood of goals.

Nottingham Forest to beat Luton & over 1.5 goals at 15-8

Morgan Gibbs-White to score anytime @ 3/1

Morgan Gibbs-White came into his own at the back end of last season when Forest needed him most, bagging three goals and several assists to help his team stay up.

Gibbs-White has only three goals to his name this term but it’s not for the want of trying - he averages 1.8 shots per game and no Forest player has unloaded more efforts than the former England Under-21s ace.

Luton, having to gamble in a game they are desperate to win, will leave themselves open and that plays into the hands of someone like Gibbs-White who has the pace to punish what is a sub-strength Luton rearguard.

Morgan Gibbs-White to score anytime in Luton vs Nottingham Forest at 3-1

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