Our prediction for this Championship match:
Kenilworth Road will host Saturday’s football game between Luton Town and Brentford. The Hatters were playing above expectations last term, and they continue with fine displays in the new Championship season. Luton Town aim to retain their spot in the top half of the table, but, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from the match against the promotion-chasing team.
The Bees head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Norwich City where summer signing Ivan Toney scored his eighth goal of the season. Toney seems to be an adequate replacement for Ollie Watkins, and, no doubt, all eyes will be on the former Peterborough striker when Brentford take on Luton on Saturday. Baptiste and Norgaard remain in the recovery room for the visitors, and seeing that the Hatters are tough to beat at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Simon Sluga):
Simon Sluga is a Croatian goalkeeper who plays for Luton Town in the Championship. Born in Porec on March 17, 1993, the 191-cm-tall shot-stopper started his youth career at hometown club Jadran Porec before joining famous Croatian club Rijeka.
After spending two years on loan Juventus Primavera and Verona Primavera, Simon Sluga signed a professional contract with Rijeka in 2013. It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Pomorac, Lokomotiva Zagreb and Spezia on loan as well before moving to England. The Luton Town goalkeeper represented Croatia U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in international matches and he made his senior team debut on June 11, 2019 in a friendly against Tunisia.
The Vatreni were beaten by the African side 2-1 in Varazdin, with Simon Sluga playing a full 90 minutes for Zlatko Dalic’s team. His contract with Luton Town should expire on June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.