Luton Town welcome a struggling York City side to Kenilworth Road for this midweek league two clash.

Odds (William Hill): Luton 19/20 Draw 23/10 York 3/1

Last starting line-ups-

Luton: Tyler, Harriman, Wilkinson, McNulty, Howells, Smith, Doyle, Whalley, Drury, Hall, Stockley

York: Olejnik, Halliday, McCombe, Lowe, Benning, Coulson, Penn, Montrose, Carson, Sinclair, Fletcher

Form-

 Luton: The Hatters remain in 4th position in the league two table on 51 points and could potentially close the gap on the automatic promotion places to 1 point with a win at home to the Minstermen. Luton are unbeaten in 9 in the league so will be looking to extend the run to 10 games on Tuesday night. Last 5 results:

–          Oxford (A) 1-1 D

–          Cambridge (H) 3-2 W

–          Cheltenham (A) 1-1 D

–          Plymouth (A) 0-1 W

–          Shrewsbury (H) 0-0 D

York: Struggling York sit in 23rd place in league two and are still on the hunt for their first league win of 2015, but a victory at Kenilworth Road against the joint 2nd defence in the league could see York out of the relegation places. Last 5 results:

–          Dag & Redbridge (H) 0-2 L

–          Southend (A) 1-0 L

–          Burton (H) 1-1 D

–          Stevenage (H) 0-2 L

–          Wycombe (A) 1-0 L

Team News-

Luton: Hatters boss John Still has confirmed that the same squad are likely to be named but could make a couple of changes to the starting line-up from the side that drew at Oxford – on loan spurs youngster Nathan Oduwa could make his first start after causing the U’s defence all sorts of problems and impressing boss John Still after coming on as a substitute on Saturday.

York: Creative midfielder Luke Summerfield is likely to be the only absentee for Russ Wilcox’s side due to a thigh injury so Lewis Montrose will keep his starting position. Wilcox has also hinted that the Minstermen could switch to a 3 at the back system against Luton as centre-half Stephane Zubar is in contention to come into the side.

The History: Luton Town and York City have had quite some recent history back when both clubs were in and around the play-off places of the Conference from 2009-2012. Firstly in 2009/2010 both Conference league meetings ended in draws before the sides met in the Play-Off Semi-Final – York winning 2-0 on aggregate (before going on to lose the final). Next, in the 2010/2011 season Luton won the home league fixture by 5 goals to nil before York then won the reverse league match 1-0 at Bootham Crescent. Then in 2011/2012 York won both conference fixtures and beat the Hatters 2-1 in the semi-final of the FA Trophy (and went on to win the trophy). Finally, in the same season, the clubs then met once again in the Conference Play-Off Final at Wembley. This clash saw the Minstermen win at Wembley for the 2nd time after beating the Hatters 2-1 AET – the clubs were inseparable in this Wembley final and the game was unfortunately decided by a controversial offside goal from the Minstermen.

My Prediction:

Luton Town 2-0 York City


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