Brentford vs Luton predictions: Hatters could boost points tally
- Brentford have won only two of their seven home Premier League matches this term
- Five of Luton's last six league games have been goalless at half-time
- Recommended bet: Tie or Luton Double Chance
Brentford conceded an 89th-minute goal in last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal, having lost 3-0 at Liverpool in their last game before the international break.
The Bees are hot favourites to get back to winning ways against Luton, but the Hatters have been more competitive than many pundits expected on their return to the top flight.
Luton were also involved in late drama last weekend, as Jacob Brown's goal secured a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace in the final 10 minutes, and they will be hoping to upset the odds again on Saturday.
Brentford centre-back Nathan Collins has joined Aaron Hickey, Rico Henry, Kevin Schade, Josh Dasilva and Mikkel Damsgaard on the sidelines. Ivan Toney is suspended and Mathias Jensen and Keane Lewis-Potter face fitness tests.
Luton could name the same team who started against Crystal Palace although Issa Kabore may be available after concussion. Marvelous Nakamba and Cauley Woodrow will also be assessed but Dan Potts, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mads Andersen and Reece Burke are likely to miss out again.
Brentford have scored the first goal in five of their last seven games.
The Bees have been leading at half-time in three of their four league wins this season.
Brentford have won only two of their seven home Premier League matches this term.
Both teams have scored in seven of Luton's last nine matches.
Five of the Hatters' last six league games have been goalless at half-time.
Luton have conceded 23 league goals this season and 17 of them have come in the second half.
Luton were expected to struggle in the Premier League and they lost 4-1 to Brighton and 3-0 to Chelsea in their first two games of the season.
However, five of their six subsequent defeats have been by a one-goal margin, including a 1-0 loss at Manchester United in their last away fixture, and they are worth backing to pick up at least a point at Brentford.
Luton's confidence has been boosted by last weekend's win over Palace, as well as creditable draws with Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, while Brentford have won only four of their 13 league games this term.
The Bees, missing suspended striker Ivan Toney, have struggled to put teams away at times this season, drawing at home with Palace and Bournemouth and losing 3-1 to Everton.
They have had only six shots on target in their last two league matches, admittedly against Liverpool and Arsenal, and could find it difficult to break down Luton.
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