All the odds as Hatters host Woking
Luton’s last minute equaliser may have only salvaged a point on an otherwise uneventful Skrill Premier midweek fixture; however Luton’s 1-1 draw away at Cambridge is likely to be the goal that seals a memorable title for the Hatters, writes Jack Milner.
Mark Cullen’s goal maintained Luton’s incredible unbeaten record in the league, which now stretches to 27 games.
Furthermore, John Still’s men have 13 consecutive wins on Kenilworth Road in a wonderful season that will see the club return to the football league after five long years in the Conference.
Cambridge are Luton’s nearest pursuers in second place with two games in hand over third placed Alfreton Town but there as many as 11 clubs in contention for a top five finish.
Braintree sit in 13th play-off spot; are they worth a nibble at 10/1 for a top five finish and 33/1 for promotion?
A case could be argued for plenty of the protagonists however instead of studying the pretenders we press on to Woking’s visit to Kenilworth Road on Monday evening, the Hatters seeking a 14th consecutive league win on home soil.
Unsurprisingly, BetVictor make Luton the prohibitively short 3/10 favourites, Woking 17/2 and the draw 4/1 – should Cardinals manager Garry Hill wave the white flag now?
A man who will be chomping at the bit for Monday’s game is Andre Gray. The red-hot striker is the league’s leading marksman having scored 12 goals in 10 games in 2014; New Year, new boots?
Despite Woking winning their last two their defence remains one of the poorest in the league and Luton are expected to run out comfortable winners, with Gray the likely catalyst.
He is 12/5 with BetVictor to open the scoring but that could be the tip of the iceberg and he looks a fair price at 9/1 to be leaving with the match ball and bag himself a hat-trick.
Prior to Luton’s last two draws they had won two of their previous three 5-0 and that looks over-priced at 30/1, whilst the perhaps more reserved punters can back the Luton half time/full time double result market at 9/10 with BetVictor.