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Bournemouth vs Luton Town tips and predictions: Both teams to score at Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth and Luton will replay their abandoned Premier League meeting on Wednesday night and we’re expecting plenty of goals.

There were 59 minutes on the clock at the Vitality Stadium when Tom Lockyer’s collapse led to the abandonment of this fixture.

Dominic Solanke had just equalised for the hosts to cancel out Elijah Adebayo’s early opener in what looked like an opportunity for Luton.

Fast forward 11 games and the Hatters are still three points from safety but Rob Edwards’ side have found their feet with three wins and a trio of draws.

The Cherries have fared one point better to pull themselves 11 points clear of the bottom three and both sides' form has taken a turn in recent weeks.

Andoni Iraola’s side acquitted themselves well against Man City, a tough fixture between a draw at Newcastle and a win over Burnley.

 

On the other hand, Luton have conceded` 16 goals in five matches before salvaging a 96th-minute draw against a minimal Crystal Palace side last weekend.

The perception is that the Hatters are a tough nut to crack at Kenilworth Road but they’ve lost fewer on their travels. They’re unbeaten in four of five and six of 10.

The most common trend in those matches is both teams scoring. Both sides have found the net in their last six away matches and nine of 10 overall.

It’s remarkable that Town are averaging close to 1.9 goals per game through their last 15 but have failed to win 11 of those games.

The Cherries have kept two clean sheets since these sides originally met and have allowed two or more in six of those 11 contests.

Goals look an obvious choice in this fixture. Both sides are capable on the break but haven’t shown much ability to keep teams out.

 

Team news

Ryan Fredericks, Marcos Senesi, Lloyd Kelly, James Hill and Max Aarons are ruled out.

Weekend scorers Dango Ouattara and Enes Unal could be promoted to the starting XI if Iraola wants to freshen things up.

Tom Lockyer, Marvellous Nakamba, Dan Potts, Amari’i Bell, Joseph Johnson, Mads Andersen, Jacob Brown and Sambi Lokonga are unavailable.

Teden Mengi, Gabriel Osho and danger man Elijah Adebayo are all doubts.

 

Key stats

- Bournemouth have scored in all but two matches against teams outside the top five
- Bournemouth have kept two clean sheets in 11 matches
- Luton are averaging close to 1.9 goals through their last 15 matches
- Both teams have scored in 13 of Luton’s last 15 matches

 

Suggested bets

Both teams to score in the second half

Both teams to score

Over 3.5 goals

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