Wycombe Wanderers welcome Luton Town to Adams Park this weekend as they go head to head in the Championship.
Tom Pearce, Wyc Picks predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the 30th meeting between the two sides, with the first coming in 1996 in which Luton came out 2-1 winners.
The Chairboy’s don’t have the best record against Luton, failing to beat them in the last four meetings.
That includes the reverse fixture in which The Hatters came out 2-0 winners, but how will tomorrow’s game play out?
Wycombe Wanderers Team News & Injuries
Gareth Ainsworth is likely to have Joe Jacobson available, despite the left-back being forced off through injury on Monday.
However, the gaffer will be without Dominic Gape following the calf injury he sustained earlier this month.
Luton Town Team News & Injuries
Sam Nombe made his debut for The Hatters on Monday, but it’s likely that James Collins will take his place and return to the starting XI.
Wycombe Wanderers Form
Ainsworth’s side kept their safety dreams alive after they recorded back to back wins once they defeated Rotherham 3-0 away on Monday.
They’ve come into form at the right time, winning three of their last three games, which means they are currently sitting in 7th place in the form table.
Wycombe have been inconsistent at home recently, as they have won three and lost three in their last six at Adams Park.
Luton Town Form
James Collins scored for Luton in the 83rd minute on Monday, but it wasn’t enough to earn them anything as they lost 2-1 to Barnsley.
That was their second loss in a matter of a few days and their fourth in six matches. They now find themselves in 17th spot in the form table.
Their recent away record is very good though, as they are currently unbeaten in their last six games on the road.
Our Picks For Wyc Picks – Wycombe Wanderers V Luton Town
1. Will Wycombe Wanderers beat Luton Town? Yes
Whilst the two sides come into the game on the back of a couple of different results, it’s going to be a tough one for Wycombe.
The thing is, when it comes to the tail end of the season, games become harder to predict.
With Luton already pretty much safe, will they have half an eye on the summer? Compare that with what Wycombe have to play for and it could be an interesting fixture.
2. Will Wycombe Wanderers score in the first half? Yes
The Chairboys notched two goals in the opening 45 in the win against Rotherham, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them score in the first half on Saturday.
However, they have failed to score in the first period in 75% of their home games this season.
On the other hand, Luton have conceded 12 from 20, which is an average of 0.6 goals against per first 45 on the road.
3. Will Wycombe Wanderers score in the second half? No
It’s very, very rare that Wycombe score in both halves, and if they score in the first half then it’s unlikely that they’ll score in the second.
In fact, they have scored in both halves in just 5% of their home game this campaign.
Meanwhile, Luton have kept a clean sheet in the second period in 55% of their away games this season.
4. How many goals will Wycombe Wanderers score? 1
Whilst Wycombe were very good in front of goal on Monday, they don’t tend to score many goals at Adams Park.
They have actually scored exactly one goal in over half of their home games this campaign.
As well as that, Luton have a better defensive record when they play away compared to at Kenilworth Road.
However, with 23 goals conceded from 20 games, they are currently averaging 1.15 goals against per game on the road.
5. How many goals will Wycombe Wanderers concede? 0
Ainsworth’s side managed their 10th clean sheet of the season last time out, with seven of them coming at Adams Park.
Whilst they have conceded 24 goals from 20 games at home, Luton really struggle to score on the road.
In fact, they have scored just nine goals from 20, which is an average of 0.45 goals scored per away game.
6. How many shots on target will Wycombe Wanderers have? 3
Wycombe tested Viktor Johansson on five occasions, finding the back of the net with three of those attempts.
They have now hit the target 123 times this season, which is an average of 3.07 shots on goal per game.
Simon Sluga has been the go-to man for Luton this season, with James Shea playing seven of the games the former was absent for.
Between them, they have faced 122 attempts on their goal, which is an average of 3.53 shots on target against per game.
- How many corners will Wycombe Wanderers be awarded? 4+
- Will Uche Ikpeazu score? No
- Will Anis Mehmeti assist a goal? No
- How many goals will Admiral Muskwe score? 0
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