Value in backing a lack of goals at the Hive on Saturday.
Fortune smiled on Luton last weekend when Blackpool keeper Dean Lyness spilled a routine shot to present Ollie Palmer with a dramatic 90th-minute winner, ending a five-match winless streak for the Hatters in a game when Matt Macey had earlier been called upon to make two incredible saves to keep the Seasiders at bay. On such fine margins can promotion hinge.
Naturally, it triggered an emotional response from Nathan Jones and most of the Kenilworth Road faithful because the pressure was beginning to mount but Luton aren’t in the comfort zone just yet. They remain only three points above Gary Bowyer’s men, while ninth-placed Mansfield and tenth-placed Wycombe are within two wins of the Bedfordshire club with six games to play.
So the reaction, although understandable, was arguably disproportionate to the actual significance of the moment and a sense of anti-climax could infiltrate the following 90 minutes at The Hive. Back under 1.5 goals at 12/5. My 24-match ratings have this game in for nearly a third of a goal less than the market, making the chance of second goal roughly a 7/4 shot.
Barnet are no great shakes, having triumphed only twice in their last 15 outings, but their shot ratio is bang on 50 per cent, so they ought to give Luton enough to be cautious about without necessarily putting them under the cosh. The Hatters do tend to approach games with the handbrake on and a bet on no goalscorer 8.5 is also advised.
Tip: Under 1.5
Barnet v Luton [Total Goals Over/Under] Best Odds : 3.68 ONLY at 1xBet
Tip: No Goalscorer
Barnet v Luton [Anytime Goalscorer] Best Odds : 8.5 ONLY at 1xBet