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Manchester City vs Luton Town (Premier League): Match Preview, Team News, Head to Head, How to Watch



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Manchester City look to go top of the Premier League temporarily, as they welcome Luton Town to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The treble-winners must refocus following on from their clash with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League during the week, as they turn their attention to Luton Town in the Premier League.

It was a spirited comeback in south London last weekend for the Blues, coming from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 4-2 at Selhurst Park in the early kick off on Saturday afternoon.

Goals courtesy of Kevin De Bruyne, Rico Lewis and Erling Haaland gave City all three points in the capital, before Manchester City travelled to Madrid to face the La Liga holders at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Another six-goal thriller emerged, with neither side budging in a dramatic 3-3 blockbuster which leaves the tie wide open, perfectly poised for Wednesday’s second leg tie at the Etihad Stadium.

Until then, the Sky Blues must fend off a Luton Town side looking to survive a season many had written off before it had begun, with the Hatters seeming inevitable to go back down before a ball was kicked.

Sitting in 18th place but level on points with Nottingham Forest in 17th, Luton will be desperate to take anything they can from this game, with the end of the season rapidly approaching Rob Edwards’ side.

With that being said, here is everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s clash with Luton Town at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday!

Fixture Details

Manchester City welcome Luton Town to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 13th April, with kick-off scheduled for 15:00 BST.

Team News

Kyle Walker remains a doubt following his injury he picked up with England last month.

Phil Foden and John Stones are also slight doubts, after Foden was forced off with injury against Real Madrid, while Stones played through the pain in the latter stages of the game.

Nathan Ake is ruled out of this one, while Ederson is back fully fit.

Chiedozie Ogbene and Gabriel Osho are a couple of a long list of absentees for this weekend, including Issa Kabore, who is unavailable due to the full-back being on loan from Manchester City.

Head to Head

Manchester City have won the two previous encounters this season, beating Luton 1-2 in the Premier League and 2-6 in the FA Cup, with both fixtures played at Kenilworth Road.

City are unbeaten in the last 10 encounters between the clubs, a run extending back to 1988 where Luton emerged as 3-1 victors.

City have only lost two home games against Luton Town since the beginning of World War Two.


  • The aggregate score across the last five meetings is 15-4 in favour of the Blues.
  • Rob Edwards has never beaten Pep Guardiola in his managerial career, with two defeats and no draws in their two previous meetings.
  • Erling Haaland scored more goals against Luton in the previous encounter (5) than the Hatters have when travelling to City in the last 35 years (4).

How to Watch

For viewers in the United Kingdom, the match will not be broadcast live due to the blackout rule. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio Manchester.

You can also follow the match on the City Xtra Youtube Channel via our live WatchAlong show!