Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bournemouth will be looking to climb to automatic promotion places in the Championship table when they host Luton Town at their Vitality Stadium. The Cherries rolled over Oldham Town 4-1 in the FA Cup at the weekend, with fit-again Joshua King scoring a brace. Bournemouth are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and it is no wonder bookies see them as favourites to win Saturday’s clash.
The Hatters, on the other hand, were struggling on the travels in December, with the team suffering four defeats in the previous five away fixtures. Luton Town failed to win the previous six encounters with Bournemouth, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing side. The good news for the hosts is that important defender Jack Stacey has recovered from a long-term injury.
Highlighted Player (Jordon Ibe):
Jordon Ibe is regarded as one of the most talented players in England. Ibe was born on 8 December, 1995 and he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After being on Liverpool’s radar during the 2011/2012 season, the Premier League club made their move and eventually secured his signature on 20 December 2011 for an undisclosed fee.
Jordan Ibe plays as a winger and he is well known for impressive pace, power and control. He made 27 appearances for Liverpool in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and he scored one goal in the process. On 14 July, 2016 he signed a four-year contract with Bournemouth for a fee of £15m (club record).
Ibe received his first call-up for England U21 in August 2015, but is has to be noted that he is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his father. However, Ibe confirmed in 2015 that he would represent the England national team on international stage.
Highlighted Team (Luton ):
Founded back on April 11, 1885, Luton Town are an English club that compete in the Championship. The Hatters welcome their rivals at Kenilworth Road, the stadium which was opened in 1905. The capacity of the stadium is 10,356, with Luton Borough Council owning the venue.
Luton Town wear orange shirts with a little white and dark blue and dark blue shorts when playing at home, whilst their away colours are white and dark blue. Andy Rennie is the club’s all-time top scorer, netting 162 goals in all competitions for the Hatters. The likes of Joe Payne, Hugh Billington, Bernard Streten, Dyd Owen, Bob Morton, Ron Baynham, Gordon Turner and Mal Donaghy are one of the club’s most notable players as well.
Luton Town finished the 2018/2019 League One campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will compete in the Championship in the 2019/2020 season.