It’s the final round of fixtures from the League One season proper and we have battles going on at both ends of the table as sides aim for the major places, while others scrap to avoid relegation. Here are our Luton v Oxford betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Game
We also have a title race on our hands, and it couldn’t get any more exciting as Luton and Barnsley go in locked on 91 points, knowing they must win to give themselves any chance of lifting the trophy. The pair will start the weekend joint-top, with just four goals between them. Get set for a thrilling evening with all matches starting at 5.30pm.
Luton hit a wobble down the home straight and dropped points over the last couple of weeks that left the backdoor open for their rivals to sneak into contention. It looked for long periods of this season like The Hatters would run away with this division, securing their place in the Championship with plenty to spare, but it hasn’t worked out like that. They are now in danger of missing out on top spot and could, at the time or writing, even fail to grab automatic promotion. To avoid that they must win at home and bookies have the locals marked at 1/3 with Ladbrokes. One for your accumulators, it would seem.
Nothing to Play For
Everything is on the line for their opponents, but Oxford have nothing to play for here, sitting far enough away from the relegation places so as not to worry, while failing to apply any pressure to the prizes. The players will have one eye on their summer holidays and if Luton can make a strong start to this match, they will see the ambition drain from Oxford quickly. No one wants to risk an injury at this point in the season, spending their break on the beach on crutches.
Oxford do make this trip on an unbeaten run and their last five League One matches are made up of three wins and a couple of draws. They were last seen ending all-square with Doncaster Rovers at home when playing out a thrilling 2-2 finish, a match neither side deserved to lose. Will we see the same level of commitment here? We make it unlikely and have no interest in the away win, despite Ladbrokes offering a market best price of 9/1. The draw trades 9/2 at Bet365.