Manchester City have slipped six points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and will be eager to end their winless run.
Manchester City are expected to bounce back from their defeat to Aston Villa with a win over Luton Town.
The loss at Villa Park means City are now four Premier League games without a victory, chalking up just three points out of a possible 12. Pep Guardiola says he takes responsibility while his players are targeting Luton as an opportunity to right the wrongs of the last few weeks.
One pundit believes that Guardiola is missing the presence of two stars who left the Etihad over the summer, while another pointed to Rodri’s absence as a major factor in the club’s recent defeat to Villa. He is back for the trip to Kenilworth Road. Here’s how the pundits see the game going.
Mark Lawrenson – Paddy Power
Luton are great at home, they gave Liverpool a bloody nose and Arsenal needed that last-minute winner to beat them the other day. It’s just a really difficult place to go, the pitch is small and it’s made even smaller by the surroundings. I expect Manchester City to create enough chances to win.
Prediction: Luton 0-2 Manchester City
Paul Merson – Sportskeeda
Rodri is a huge miss. A handful of other players like Manuel Akanji and Rico Lewis have played in that position, but the Spanish midfielder is just different class. Manchester City are winless in four Premier League games, but I think they’ll win this one quite comfortably to put themselves back in contention for the title.
Prediction: Luton Town 1-4 Manchester City
Harry Redknapp – BetVictor
I’ve got to say, I was gutted for Luton against Arsenal. The effort they put into that game was superb, but it’s a performance to build on moving forward. No side will find it easy to go there and win.
It’s been a strange couple of weeks for City, very unlike them. That Spurs game was a match they should have won nine times out of ten and against Villa, they didn’t really threaten them. I know Pep will figure this out but right now they really miss Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez. I’m still picking City here though, 3-1.
Prediction: Luton 1-3 Man City
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