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Preview: Burnley vs. Luton Town - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s championship clash between Burnley and Luton Town, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

After commencing his term as Burnley won boss, Vincent Company Lead the welcoming team to a winning streak Luton Town to Turf Moor.

Meanwhile, the away side are looking for their first win of the season after a goalless draw against Birmingham City in the opening match.

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Kompagny may have taken over for a team that had lost confidence after being relegated from the Premier League, but he looked like a rejuvenated force in the opener against Huddersfield Town.

First-half strikes by Chelsea loan players Ian Marsen Burnley prevented their opponents from registering their shots on target, proving to be the winners.

Although defensively resilient, Clarets also dominated the ball, enjoying almost 70% possession in the template of the style of football that Kompagny expects from its players.

The Burnley manager hopes his side can once again implement possession-based games in Kompani’s first official match at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Facing a team they haven’t played since 2007, Burnley will try to extend their unbeaten run against Luton to five games.

Luton Town's Harry Cornick celebrates with his teammates after scoring his second goal on 19 March 2022© Reuters

Luton, meanwhile, want to enjoy another successful campaign after surprising many pundits by securing a playoff spot last season.

A 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town in the semi-finals finally put an end to Luton’s Premier League dream, as the Hatters geared up for their fourth consecutive season in the championship.

nathan jones He responded to the playoff loss by adding nine players to his squad over the summer to replicate last season’s success.

Some of these summer additions were included in the starting line-up for the season opener when Luton had to settle for points following a goalless draw with Birmingham City.

Having drawn the draw last weekend, Luton know they will have to beat Burnley for the first time since March 2000 to secure their first victory of the season on Saturday.

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Jay Rodriguez at Burnley in April 2022© Reuters

Burnley cannot be called Ashley Westwood When Johann Berg Gudmundssonis currently out due to injury issues.

After missing the season opener, Jay Rodriguez returned to training this week, but Kompagny may not endanger the forward in Saturday’s game.

With the hosts looking to start the season on a winning streak, Kompany may be tempted to choose an unchanged line-up for his first competitive home game as Burnley boss.

As for visitors, they Alfie Doughty, Reese Burke When Luke Berry After the trio missed the opening game against Birmingham.

summer autograph session Ethan Horvath When Carlton Morris All made their debuts last weekend and were able to maintain their positions heading into Saturday’s matchup.

Luke Freeman He also made his first appearance for the club in a goalless draw, but could be replaced by him in the starting line-up. Harry Cornick.

Potential Burnley starters:
Mulick; Roberts, Harwood Bellis, Taylor, Marzen. Costello, Bastian, Cork, Brownhill, Karen.Burns

Candidates for the Luton Town starting XI:
Horvath; Osho, Bradley, Potts. Bree, Campbell, Cornick, Clarke, Bell.Morris Adebayo

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We say: Burnley 2-0 Luton Town

Burnley were impressive in their first game of the season. I think Kompagny’s team has enough quality to beat Luton on Saturday.

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