The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Newport County in the EFL Cup first round fixture, while Preston defeated Huddersfield 4-1 to advance to the next round of the Cup competition.
Luton Town will host Preston North end in a Championship match at Kenilworth Road on Saturday. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Newport County in the EFL Cup first round fixture last Wednesday, while Preston defeated Huddersfield 4-1 to advance to the next round of the Cup competition. Meanwhile both teams are still searching for their first win of the 2022-23 Championship season, having registered two draws from their opening two fixtures so far.
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Luton began their new league season with a goalless draw against Birmingham before playing out a 1-1 draw at Burnley after Dan Pott’s opener was canceled out by Josh Brownhill. And then, in the mid-week EFL Cup fixture, Carlos Gomes and Tom Lockyer scored for Luton, but goals from Lewis Collins, Chanka Zimba and James Waite helped Newport County secure the win. Meanwhile Nathan Jones’ side are undefeated in their last seven home games and would be desperate to register their first win of the new season in front of their own fans.
Preston, on the other hand, thrashed Huddersfield to go through to the second round of the EFL cup. Alistair McCann netted a brace, while Troy Parrott and Brad Potts scored one goal each for the Lilywhites to secure the win. Meanwhile, Preston began their new season with successive goalless draws against Wigan Athletic and Hull City. Ryan Lowe’s side would be aiming to open their account on Saturday and register a win away against Luton for the first time since November 1999.
Luton midfielders Louie Watson and Fred Onyedinma are sidelined with injuries, while Alfie Doughty is doubtful because of a knee problem. Harry Cornick and Elijah Adebayo are expected to form the attacking duo with Bell and Bree occupying the flanks. As for Preston, Sean Maguire is nursing an Achilles injury. Troy Parrott could be the target man up front with Potts Johnson and Ledson in support.
Luton Town probable starting lineup: Horvath; Osho, Bradley, Potts; Bree, Campbell, Freeman, Clark, Bell; Cornick, Adebayo.
Preston North End probable starting lineup: Woodman; Cunningham, Storey, Bauer, Fernandez; McCann, Whiteman; Potts, Johnson, Ledson; Parrott.
The Championship match between Luton Town and Preston North end will take place at Kenilworth Road on Saturday at 7:30 pm IST.
|Luton Town vs Preston North End||Key details|
|Kickoff time in UK||3:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||7:30 pm|
The live coverage of the match will be available on Sky Sports network.