Luton Town hosts Crystal Palace at Kenilworth Road on Saturday afternoon, seeking to move further away from the Premier League relegation zone.
Luton Town earned a hard-fought point in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool but suffered a 1-0 defeat against Manchester United in their last game before the international break.
Coach Rob Edwards is urging his team to be more potent in the attack, having scored only 10 league goals so far, the second-lowest in the league after Burnley.
With six points from 12 matches, Luton aims to climb the table. They see upcoming fixtures against Crystal Palace, Brentford, and Bournemouth as opportunities to gather crucial points.
Crystal Palace, after losing three of their last four games, currently sit 13th in the league.
Despite their recent defensive lapses, they have a comfortable gap from the relegation zone and are within reach of the top seven.
Palace’s away form has improved recently, winning five of their last 11 Premier League away games since April.
However, they have had difficulty at Kenilworth Road, with only one win in their last eight league visits to Luton.
Luton Town Premier League form: LLDLLD
Crystal Palace Premier League form: WDLLWL
Luton Town will miss Issa Kabore due to a head injury. Several other players, including Mads Andersen, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and others, are also sidelined due to various injuries.
Chiedozie Ogbene’s ankle injury will be assessed, while Alfie Doughty and Amari’i Bell are fit to feature.
For Crystal Palace, Dean Henderson, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, and Nathan Ferguson remain injured. James Tomkins is nursing a calf problem, while Jordan Ayew and Jefferson Lerma will be assessed after returning late from international duty.
Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise are available, and the attacking duo might start. Cheick Doucoure could return in midfield, and Nathaniel Clyne might contest for the right-back position.
Luton Town possible starting lineup:((3-4-2-1)
Mengi, Lockyer, Osho;
Doughty, Nakamba, Barkley, Giles;
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:(4-2-3-1)
Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell;
Olise, Eze, Ayew;
Prediction: Luton Town 0-2 Crystal Palace
Luton aims for a valuable win but may struggle against Palace’s attacking strength. While Luton might pose a challenge defensively, Palace’s quality in attack should secure them a hard-fought victory.