Man City come into the latest round of Premier League matches in somewhat of a crisis, but they will be hopeful of ending their four-match winless sequence when they travel to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton Town on Sunday.
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It has been a very testing period on the field for the reigning Premier League champions, as Man City come into the weekend after going four matches without a win. Their season reached a new low in midweek, as they faltered to a 1-0 loss on the road against Aston Villa. In that match, City mustered just two shots in 90 minutes, which was the fewest of any Pep Guardiola-managed side in club history.
Luton Town would have been looking forward to this fixture when the matches were announced over the summer, as it will give them an opportunity to test themselves against one of the very best sides in the world. The Hatters come into the match just above the relegation places, but they will need to get back on track after losing each of their previous two matches.
City’s record against newly promoted rivals deserves a lot of attention this weekend, as they have won 13 of their previous 14 in the Premier League. In fact, their only defeat over that period was a home loss against Leeds in April 2012. In away matches, City are unbeaten in 13 against newly promoted rivals since losing at Norwich in 2013.
Interestingly, Luton have picked up wins in each of their previous seven home matches against reigning champions in the top division. However, all those victories were recorded between 1985 and 1992. Defensively, they will need to show massive improvement this weekend, as they are still without a clean sheet this term.
Luton vs Man City Head to Head
City boasts a strong record in this fixture, as they are without a loss in their last nine against the Hatters. Luton’s most recent win against City was a home success in September 1986. The last meeting between the sides saw City land a 2-0 success in April 1999.
Luton vs Man City Prediction
This could be a very bad time to come up against the defending champions, as City will need to respond after a poor performance against Villa in midweek. Therefore, we will be siding with the away side landing a wide-scoring victory this weekend.
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