Matchday six in the English Premier League sees 20th-placed Luton Town looking for their first points when they take on 17th-place Wolves. Luton have experienced a baptism by fire in the top flight of English football as they’ve lost all four of their games so far. Manager Rob Edwards might feel somewhat hard done by his team’s most recent result as they lost 1-0 away to Fulham. The Hatters played decently in that fixture and arguably deserved their first Premier League point. Luton will return to Kenilworth Road here where they have played only one of their four league fixtures so far. The hosts fell 2-1 to West Ham in their only other appearance on home soil but certainly created their fair share of chances in that fixture. The home support will surely be fired up for this one with many expecting their team to finally get points on the board.
It hasn’t been the start that Gary O’Neil will have been hoping for after taking over the Wolves job from Bournemouth in the summer. The visitors have managed just a solitary win in their five league fixtures so far with the other four disappointingly ending in defeat. Wolverhampton were unable to resist a second-half Liverpool surge when they met the Reds at the Molineux last weekend. O’Neil’s men got off to a 1-0 start in that encounter after a goal in the seventh minute by Hee-Chan Hwang, but would then concede three in the second half for a 3-1 defeat. It was the second loss in a row for Wolves and the second consecutive outing where they had conceded three goals. With 11 goals conceded, the visitors have allowed the second-most in the Premier League. They should be able to produce an improved defensive performance here against the team that the oddsmakers have as the relegation favorites.
It was always going to be a difficult season for Luton Town given their surprise promotion last season. The books have Luton as heavy favorites to drop back down to the second flight and for understandable reasons. There is simply a gulf in class between themselves and the rest of the Premier League, something that has been on display for the first four matchdays. Kenilworth Road will surely be rocking for this one but Wolves have displayed decent gumption in their road performances this season. At this price, we’ll take the opportunity to fade the weaker home side. Our Luton Town vs Wolverhampton prediction is for Wolves to win.