It's third against fifth at Kenilworth Road tonight as Luton host Shrewsbury in this League Two clash.
Shrewsbury sit two points ahead of Luton going into this match, however the Hatters possess home advantage and this looks set to be an extremely evenly-fought clash between two sides who are both enjoying a decent season in the fourth tier.
The hosts were dumped out of the FA Cup on Saturday by Cambridge United, however numerous changes were made to that side and boss John Still will start his strongest team for this encounter. Indeed, the Hatters have been in tremendous form at their Kenilworth Road ground this season, suffering just two league defeats there since the start of the season.
Absentees for the Cambridge match included Luke Rooney, Shaun Whalley, Steve McNulty, Scott Griffiths and Nathan Doyle, however all of these players have now returned to full training and should be making appearances this evening.
The home side sit a mere two points outside the automatic promotion places and a win tonight would see them overtake Shrewsbury and claim third spot in the League Two table.
The Hatters were widely tipped to perform well this season following their promotion from the Conference at the end of last season. They have failed to disappoint, however they will be up against a determined Shrewsbury Town side who will be eager to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat at high-flying Burton Albion last weekend.
The Shrews haven’t been particularly impressive on the road this term and we feel that this won’t change at Kenilworth Road tonight. The home side are defensively very strong and the visitors shouldn’t pose them too many problems which they can’t handle.
Nevertheless, despite Luton looking good to win this match, the visiting fans should get a goal of their own to cheer and we’ll be backing a Luton win with both teams scoring, up for grabs at 6/1 with Ladbrokes. The Shrews proved that they can indeed score away from home, winning 2-0 at Oxford United on Boxing Day, however that was the only occasion which they have scored more than once in any match since late-November.
Our betting tips
Luton to win with both teams scoring – Ladbrokes 6/1
All odds were correct at time of posting.