Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Kenilworth Road will host Saturday’s football game between Luton Town and Newcastle United, the two teams with totally different ambitions for the remainder of the season. The Hatters are eager to secure the Premier League survival, while the Magpies are eyeing a spot in the Champions League. Luton have already suffered five defeats at home this season and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in the round 18 clash.
Midfielder Marvelous Nakamba misses out through suspension, while both Reece Burke and Cauley Woodrow are major doubts and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Newcastle United, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Fulham and seeing that Brazil international Joelinton has recovered in time to face Luton Town, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Eddie Howe’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Jamaal Lascelles):
Born in Derby on November 11, 1993, Jamaal Lascelles is an English footballer who plays for Newcastle United as a defender. Lascelles began his youth career at Nottingham Forest and he continued playing for the Reds on senior level.
After scoring two goals in 32 appearances for Forest, Jamaal Lascelles moved to Newcastle United in 2014 and he has been playing for the Magpies ever since. The 188-cm-tall centre-back has a deal with Newcastle United, which should expire in June, 2023. Jamaal Lascelles made two appearances for England U21, but he has yet to make his senior debut with the Three Lions.
Speaking of his individual honours, the English defender was part of PFA Team of the Year for the 2016/2017 Championship season. Jamaal Lascelles scored three goals in 35 appearances for Newcastle United in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, helping Rafa Benitez’s team secure yet another top flight survival.
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.