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Match Preview | Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur

Luton Town have arguably their toughest Premier League opponent so far this season as we host second-place Tottenham Hotspur at Kenilworth Road, live on TNT Sports.


Rob Edwards’ side fell to defeat to Burnley midweek after securing their first ever Premier League win at Everton last weekend.

Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs are unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season, sitting one point behind leaders Manchester City after their controversial win against Liverpool last Saturday.

The opposition

Undefeated Spurs come into this fixture with an eight-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League this season, no side is currently on a longer run than Spurs.

The appointment of Postecoglou from Celtic this summer has proven to be a popular one amongst the Spurs faithful.

Tottenham have scored at least twice in all seven of their Premier League games under Postecoglou – no manager has ever seen his team score two or more goals in his first eight games in charge in the Premier League.

Son Heung-min has hit a good patch of form in recent weeks, scored six goals in his last four Premier League games, which is as many as he had in his previous 23 combined.

This is the first top-flight meeting between Luton and Spurs since the 1991/92 campaign.

Words from Rob

“West Ham, Wolves and Burnley have been great games which we should have won more points from. The performances have been good, but Saturday’s a notch up.

“Tottenham are a fantastic team and a massive club. It’s an exciting game for us. I’ll be interesting to see how the stadium is at 12:30 and hopefully everyone can bring the noise.

“[Ange] is top, he’s excellent. They have world class players, household names, and have adapted really well since losing their talisman, Harry Kane. They’re aggressive, fast, very good with the ball; they build and control the ball and have outstanding individuals.

“It’s going to be a really difficult test for us. Ange’s done a great job so far but everyone has to lose at some stage so let’s have a really good go at it.”

Watch The Preview with Rob Edwards ahead of our fixture against Spurs...

Last meeting

A forgettable goalless draw at Kenilworth Road was the last fixture between the Town and Spurs in March 1992.

Gordon Durie hitting the bar was the closest Spurs came to breaking the deadlock, while Ceri Hughes and Brian Stein forced Erik Thorstvedt into making two smart saves.

Last time out

The Hatters had late heartbreak at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday night as Burnley scored late to take all three Premier League points.

Lyle Foster scored just before half-time and Jacob Bruun Larsen found the top corner just one minute after Elijah Adebayo’s 84th minute equaliser.

Team news

Jamaican international Amari’i Bell is set to miss out after being substituted with a hamstring problem early into the Burnley game on Tuesday.

Rob Edwards confirmed that Ross Barkley is back and available for selection.

Gabe Osho, Dan Potts, Sambi Lokonga and Jordan Clark remain out of action.


The referee for our fixture against Spurs will be John Brooks.

43 yellow cards and two red cards have been handed out by Bankes across his nine games so far this season.

Luton Town last had a game ran by Brooks in November 2022 when the Hatters were held to a goalless draw against Reading at Kenilworth Road.

Referee: John Brooks

Assistant Referees: Neil Davies & Steven Meredith

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

VAR: Michael Oliver

AVAR: Gary Beswick

Fan information

This week, which includes Saturday’s game, is dedicated to the Premier League’s No Room for Racism campaign. Town duo Chiedozie Ogbene and Marvelous Nakamba visit a Luton school to speak to pupils who had been taking part in a No Room For Racism workshop put on by the Luton Town Community Trust.

Should you wish to report a specific incident, please contact your nearest steward, email [email protected] or download Kick It Out’s free confidential reporting app on the App Store or Google Play.

We would like to remind supporters to arrive at the game as early as possible to ease congestion around the stadium, at the Ticket Office and the turnstiles.

There will be additional road closures around Kenilworth Road on home matchdays.

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