Sky Bet League One promotion hopefuls Sunderland will be looking to extend an excellent record against Luton Town when they make the long trip to Kenilworth Road on Saturday.
Jack Ross’ men got off to the perfect start in the third tier of English football last weekend when they scored a winning goal deep in second half stoppage time to beat Charlton Athletic 2-1 at The Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats’ next opponents are a club which they have picked up plenty of wins against in the past, newly-promoted Luton Town.
Sunderland were defeated by The Hatters when the two sides last met in Bedfordshire almost 11 years ago with the home side winning 3-0. Prior to that result, Sunderland had beaten Luton Town in all of their previous seven meetings in league and cup, a run dating back to 1995.
The last time the two sides were in the same division was in the 2006/2007 campaign when they both competed in the second tier. Sunderland were 2-1 winners on Wearside with Daryl Murphy and David Connolly on target while both players were on the scoresheet again at Kenilworth Road later in the season as they won 5-0. Murphy scored twice in that game while Connolly, Anthony Stokes and Ross Wallace also found the back of the net.
Luton Town opened their 2018/2019 campaign with a 1-0 loss at Portsmouth last weekend but they are a force to be reckoned with on home soil and will want to prove their worth against one of the favourites for promotion.