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Tottenham Hotspur vs Luton Town: Preview, expected line-ups, how to watch and prediction

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The State of Play

Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed a much-improved campaign, at least in terms of mood and general excitement and style of football, but the north Londoners are still in the hunt for a top four or five finish and potential UEFA Champions League qualification. They endured a 3-0 demolition at the hands of Fulham in a capital city derby at Craven Cottage in their most recent outing a couple of weeks ago.

They now face a Luton Town side that are relentlessly competitive in almost any game that they play, as has been proven with their performances and results against the so-called ‘big six’ so far this season. The Hatters begin the match day now outside of the bottom three and the relegation places as a result of Nottingham Forest’s points deduction but they are now winless in their last nine matches across all competitions.

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Team News

Tottenham Hotspur remain without several long-term absentees as Fraser Forster, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon are out injured. There are also major doubts over Netherlands international centre-back Mickey van de Ven.

Luton Town have had a ridiculously long injury list throughout the campaign and Ireland international Chiedozie Ogbene has now been added to that with the likes of Mads Andersen, Amari’i Bell, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Elijah Adebayo remaining unavailable.

Expected Line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario; Pedro Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Maddison, Johnson; Son

Luton Town: Kaminski; Mengi, Burke, Hashioka; Kabore, Clark, Barkley, Doughty; Townsend, Chong; Morris

What they Said

A couple of weeks ago, Ange Postecoglou said that the Fulham defeat a couple of weeks ago was the ‘first time this season we did not play to our ability’.

After snatching a point at home to Nottingham Forest, Luton Town boss Rob Edwards said that they are ‘still in the fight’ as they battle against relegation.

When and How to Watch

This match will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 15:00 on Saturday March 30th but will not be televised live in the UK. It will also therefore not be able to be streamed live in the UK.

Prediction

Even in victory, Tottenham had been relatively unconvincing, being forced to come from behind to defeat out of form sides such as Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace in the last month and a half or so. Luton have overperformed significantly throughout the campaign and they will be confident of at least scoring in north London but Spurs remain the favourites for this one, especially with their home advantage.

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