Morecambe v Luton - Saturday 15:00
Morecambe have conceded 18 goals in their last six home games and that record is unlikely to be the chief concern of their players in the wake of recent events. Wages for October were paid late, leading to the termination of Tom Barkhuizen’s contract by mutual consent, and the shop-window value of an FA Cup run was extinguished by defeat at Coventry in midweek.
So there’s not really much left to motivate either Bentley or his troops. Without Barkhuizen, their counter-attacking threat is vastly reduced and a long slog against relegation seems inevitable from hereon in. Last season, the Shrimps picked up just 23 points from the final 32 matches, conceding conceding four goals or more on six separate occasions.
Only once in the last 12 league outings have they failed to concede at least twice, so backing Luton to score multiple goals is probably the best way to approach this one with the away chalked-up at a measure 4/5. Back over 2.5 goals and over 3.5 goals on the away team goals market, chlaked-up at 23/10 and 13/2 respectively.
Luton are taking a risk-averse approach to their promotion bid and head to the Globe Arena on the back of three wins and five draws). However, within that framework, they are posting the fourth-best attacking numbers in the division and they have demonstrated when beating Plymouth, Cambridge and Wycombe by three-goal margins that they can cut loose from time to time.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus