Man City vs Luton: Preview, predictions and lineups

Manchester City face Luton Town in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they look to put pressure on their title rivals.

The reigning champions are currently third in an incredibly tight three-horse title race, but could capitalise on potential dropped points this weekend when Arsenal face Aston Villa and Liverpool host Crystal Palace.

The Cityzens were in action midweek and drew 3-3 in a thrilling Champions League quarter-final first leg against Real Madrid, with Pep Guardiola perhaps having one eye on the return fixture this coming Wednesday.

An injury-hit Luton will not be relishing a trip to the Etihad, a venue where no away team has won this season. The Hatters were hammered 6-2 in the FA Cup in the most recent meeting between the sides, conceding five to Erling Haaland.

Here is 90min’s preview of Man City vs Luton on Saturday.

Man City vs Luton Town H2H record (Last Five Games)

Current form (all competitions)

Man City

Luton Town

Rela Madrid 3-3 Man City – 09/04/24

Luton 2-1 Bournemouth – 06/04/24

Crystal Palace 2-4 Man City – 06/04/24

Arsenal 2-0 Luton – 03/04/24

Man City 4-1 Aston Villa – 03/04/24

Tottenham 2-1 Luton – 30/03/24

Man City 0-0 Arsenal – 31/03/24

Luton 1-1 Nottingham Forest – 16/03/24

Man City 2-0 Newcastle – 16/03/24

Bournemouth 4-3 Luton – 13/03/24


TV channel / live stream

United Kingdom

BBC Radio 5 Live (audio only)

United States




Kevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne missed the Madrid clash with illness / Ion Alcoba Beitia/GettyImages

Guardiola has a few absentees to contend with ahead of Luton’s visit but he should be able to welcome back Kevin De Bruyne, who missed the Champions League clash on Tuesday through sickness.

Phil Foden picked up a dead leg during the game against Madrid but is also in line to recover in time for Luton. However, both Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake should still miss out in the defence due to injuries.

Man City predicted lineup vs Luton Town (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Stones, Dias, Akanji; Lewis Rodri; Bobb, Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland.

Elijah AdebayoElijah Adebayo

Elijah Adebayo will miss out on Saturday’s clash / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Luton’s already small squad has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks and Rob Edwards has a mountain of issues to contend with ahead of a trip to the Etihad.

A number of players are already out for the rest of the season, including Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba and Amari’i Bell, while the likes of Elijah Adebayo and Chiedozie Ogbene are also missing for the Hatters.

Gabriel Osho and Mads Andersen are both unavailable in defence, while Issa Kabore is ineligible to face his parent club. Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga won’t be able to do the Gunners any favours this weekend as he’s currently on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

Luton Town predicted lineup vs Man City (5-2-2-1): Kaminski; Onyedinma, Hashioka, Mengi, Burke, Doughty; Clark, Barkley; Townsend, Chong; Morris.

Man City should have no major issues against a Luton side missing a number of players, crucially in the heart of their defence. There are few signs of an upset with Guardiola’s side having won both games this season, with the Hatters’ only hope being City rotation ahead of their Champions League second leg next week.

Regardless, Man City’s deep squad should waltz to victory on Saturday and it may even be a chance for them to bolster their goal difference.

Prediction: Man City 4-0 Luton Town


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