Luton v Shrewsbury: Hatters can regain upper hand in promotion scrap

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Having initially struggled to adapt to life back in League Two, Luton Town have started to justify their pre-season favourites tag.

And in their upcoming top of the table battle with Shrewsbury Town the Hatters can really turn up the heat on their fellow promotion contenders.

Luton are 9/5 to triumph at Kenilworth Road with the draw 9/4 and the visitors priced at 6/4 with Ladbrokes.

But ahead of kick-off, we’ve picked out three alternative shouts with the home side backed to the hilt.

Luton to win to nil @ 7/2

Seven of Luton’s eight home wins this season have all come without conceding and we’re backing the hosts to edge this crunch clash.

Shrewsbury have only won two of their last five game on the road and have lost three times away this season to other teams who are also currently occupying a place in the top seven.

Luton to score first 29th min and under @ 5/2

John Still’s men have been quick out of the blocks on home turf during the current campaign, netting first before the half-hour mark in each of their last three games in Bedfordshire.

Expect another rapid start in this turbo-charged contest as Luton go all-out for maximum points in a bid to leapfrog their third-placed rivals.

Luke Rooney to score anytime @ 31/10

With usual talisman Mark Cullen facing a difficult time in front of goal of late, Luton have had to rely on another source of inspiration.

Midfielder Luke Rooney has scored three times in his last four appearances to take his tally to five goals for the season.

And with a new deal until the summer now in place and confidence high the 24-year-old looks a good bet to do the damage against Shrewsbury.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.