Luton v Oxford tips
FootyOn pick out Luton v Oxford tips for their EFL Trophy semi-final on March 1.
Live on Wednesday, March 1st at 19:45 on Sky Sports 3
With a place in the final against Coventry City at Wembley at stake, the two teams will be raring to go at Luton Town’s Kenilworth Road ground.
With the cities being just 37 miles apart geographically, it’s a relatively short trip over the Chiltern Hills for Oxford United.
But who will book a Wembley date with Coventry?
Read on to find out our top Luton v Oxford tips…
All odds are in 90 minutes.
Oxford to win
Being literally a league above Luton, who were relegated to League Two last season, Oxford would understandably go into this match as favourites.
But the odds suggest otherwise, with nearly all bookies unable to split the duo.
That may be duo to the fact that Luton have a better record over Oxford in recent years, but that was back when they were in the same division.
A price of of 17/10 with Betfred for the U’s to win in normal time, therefore, looks very enticing.
Total match goals over 2.5
The other semi-final in this year’s EFL Trophy saw Coventry knock out Wycombe Wanderers, after winning 2-1.
Meanwhile, both of Luton and Oxford’s meetings last season in League Two saw 3-2 and 2-2 results.
If you fancy there to be over 3.5 goals again in this clash, then odds of 23/10 are available with BetVictor.
But a safer 9/10 price with the same bookie says there’ll be over 2.5 scored once more.
Kane Hemmings to score first
Striker Hemmings has been a revelation for Oxford since joining from Dundee in the summer.
Certainly in cup competitions anyway.
While the 24-year-old only has five goals in 27 League One appearances for play-off chasers Oxford, he has nine from 10 in the FA Cup and EFL Trophy.
Hemmings has goals to his name in those competitions against the likes of Chelsea Under-23s, Championship outfits Newcastle United and Rotherham United, as well as a hat-trick against Scunthorpe United.
So, back him at a very tasty 6/1 price with Sky Bet to break the deadlock here.