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Luton Town vs Bournemouth prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2021-22 – Sportskeeda

Luton Town are set to play Bournemouth at Kenilworth Road on Saturday in the EFL Championship.

Luton Town come into this game on the back of a 4-0 win over Simon Weaver’s Harrogate Town in the third round of the FA Cup. Goals from forward Elijah Adebayo, veteran striker Cameron Jerome, Scottish centre-back Kal Naismith and midfielder Luke Berry sealed the deal for Nathan Jones’ Luton Town.

Bournemouth, on the other hand, beat Darren Sarll’s Yeovil Town 3-1 in the third round of the FA Cup. A hat-trick from Danish midfielder Emiliano Marcondes secured the win for Scott Parker’s Bournemouth. A goal from attacker Joe Quigley proved to be a mere consolation for Yeovil Town.


Luton Town vs Bournemouth Head-to-Head

In eight head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Bournemouth hold the advantage. They have won four games, lost one and drawn three.

The two clubs last faced each other last year in the EFL Championship, with Bournemouth beating Luton Town 2-1. First-half goals from Danish midfielder Philip Billing and star striker Dominic Solanke ensured victory for Bournemouth. A second-half own goal from centre-back Lloyd Kelly proved to be a mere consolation for Luton Town.

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Luton Town vs Bournemouth Team News

Luton Town

Luton Town could be without forward Harry Cornick, while Zimbabwe interntional Admiral Muskwe is representing his nation at the AFCON. Other than that there are no known issues and manager Nathan Jones is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Harry Cornick

Suspended: None

Not available: Admiral Muskwe

Bournemouth

Meanwhile, Bournemouth manager Scott Parker will be unable to call upon the services of Wales international David Brooks, while there are doubts over the availability of centre-back James Hill. Zimbabwe international Jordan Zemura is representing his nation at the AFCON.

Injured: None

Doubtful: James Hill

Suspended: None

Not available: Jordan Zemura, David Brooks


Luton Town vs Bournemouth Predicted XI

Luton Town Predicted XI (3-4-3): James Shea, Reece Burke, Kal Naismith, Sonny Bradley, James Bree, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, Fred Onyedinma, Amari’i Bell, Jordan Clark, Elijah Adebayo, Carlos Mendes Gomes

Bournemouth Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mark Travers, Jack Stacey, Gary Cahill, Lloyd Kelly, Leif Davis, Emiliano Marcondes, Jefferson Lerma, Philip Billing, Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke, Jamal Lowe

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Luton Town vs Bournemouth Prediction

Luton Town are currently 16th in the league, and have won only one of their last five league games. While they maintain a good distance from the teams at the bottom of the table, their current form leaves a lot to be desired.

Bournemouth, on the other hand, are top of the league table. They are a point ahead of 2nd-placed Fulham, who have a game in hand. The Cherries have a good squad with some talented individuals, with Dominic Solanke and Philip Billing standing out this season.

Bournemouth should win here.

Prediction: Luton Town 0-2 Bournemouth


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Liverpool outline Denis Zakaria transfer stance as Naby Keita's AFCON could be over – Liverpool Echo

Here is your Liverpool morning digest for Thursday, January 20.

Liverpool’s transfer stance on Denis Zakaria

Despite persistent rumours linking the Reds with a move for Denis Zakaria, it doesn’t appear as though they carry any weight.

The midfielder has been a stand-out performer for Borussia Monchengladbach over the course of several seasons spent at the club.

But his time with Die Fohlen is coming to an end, with his current contract expiring in the summer.

That means, of course, the Swiss international is being linked with moves to a whole host of clubs, including the likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

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Liverpool have also been caught up in the saga, with some recent reports suggesting the Reds are ‘serious’ about their interest in Zakaria.

Gladbach want to sell this month if they can so they can at least get some sort of transfer fee instead of losing him for nothing in the summer, and some outlets are suggesting Liverpool might pounce on that situation.

But Anfield insiders have told the Echo that there is little chance of the club making a move for the midfielder at this moment in time.

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Naby Keita might have played last match at AFCON

There’s every chance Naby Keita‘s Africa Cup of Nations campaign might have already come to an end.

His Guinea team did just enough to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, finishing second behind Groub B winners Senegal and edging out Malawi with a better head-to-head record.

Keita was the real driving force behind his team’s group stage success, putting in back-to-back man-of-the-match displays in the victory over Malawi and the draw against Sadio Mane’s Senegal.

The Guinea captain even scored a stunning screamer against Zimbabwe, though it wasn’t enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat.

Guinea face The Gambia in the round of 16 in what looks to be a winnable tie – but Keita’s team-mates will have to claim victory without him if they want to go deeper into the tournament.

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Fortunately for Liverpool fans, the midfielder’s absence is not injury enforced, but a result of disciplinary rules.

Keita picked up yellow cards in the matches against Senegal and Zimbabwe, meaning he must serve a one-game ban instead of taking to the pitch with his countrymen.

If Guinea can get the win without him, Keita looks set to return for their quarter-final tie, which would be against either tournament hosts Cameroon or Covid-hit Comoros.

If The Gambia are the ones to prevail, Keita would be on a plane back to Liverpool in a boost to Jurgen Klopp’s midfield options.

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Team News | Muskwe starts against Sheffield United | News – lutontown.co.uk

Manager Nathan Jones has made two changes for this afternoon’s Sky Bet Championship match against Sheffield United.

Admiral Muskwe starts up-front with Cameron Jerome following Zimbabwe’s exit from the Africa Cup of Nations, in place of Elijah Adebayo who is amongst the subtitutes. 

Henri Lansbury comes into midfield ahead of Jordan Clark as the gaffer freshens up his side with the Hatters searching for their third win of the week.

Town: Shea; Kioso, Burke, Bradley (C), Naismith, Bell; Lansbury, Campbell, Mpanzu; Muskwe, Jerome.

Substitutes: Sluga, Berry, Adebayo, Mendes Gomes, Clark, Onyedinma, Osho.

Referee: Stephen Martin

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'Let's build on positives' – DailyNews – DailyNews

DESPITE the early exit at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Warriors coach Norman Mapeza, pictured, feels the future of the national team is secure only if they can build on the positives they got from the tournament.

Mapeza was mandated to preside over Warriors’ participation at the Afcon tournament — but just like his predecessors in the previous four tournaments — he failed to steer the team to the knockout stage following defeats to Senegal and Malawi.

While the Warriors rounded off their tournament with a 2-1 win over Guinea, it was rather too little too late as they finished bottom of Group B with three points.

The Warriors have never reached the knockout stage of the Afcon tournament after all their five appearances ended in group stages. Zimbabwe made their Afcon debut in 2004 under Sunday Chidzambwa.

Mapeza became the fourth Zimbabwean coach to fail to steer the Warriors to the knockout stage of the tournament following unsuccessful stints by Chidzambwa in 2004 and 2019 while Charles Mhaluri and Callisto Pasuwa also failed at the 2006 and 2017 editions respectively.

And with Zimbabwe now shifting their attention to 2023 Afcon qualifiers starting in March, Mapeza said their elimination should not derail efforts to assemble a competitive side going forward.

“We know everyone is disappointed that we couldn’t progress to the next round and it’s understandable for our football fans and everyone to feel that way. 

“We are all very disappointed like everybody else for coming back home in the first round,” Mapeza told the Daily News soon after arriving from Cameroon yesterday.

“We always play to win and we have no excuse to give as we all want to get the good results that can make everyone happy. 

“We didn’t get good results but through the continued support from all football stakeholders, we can try work hard to rectify some of the mistakes we made.

“I think there are things we did better but also we have a lot of areas to improve. Overall there were so many positives that we get from all games we played that I think we can use to build up our team going forward.”

Mapeza’s assistant Taurai Mangwiro weighed in saying the team takes collective responsibility for the results obtained.

“We are all disappointed that we couldn’t progress to the next round of the tournament but we wouldn’t want to doubt the commitment of the players,”Mangwiro said.

“They did try to put in their best performance and it was very unfortunate that we couldn’t hang in there especially in the game against Senegal where we lost the game in the last few seconds of the match.

“In our match against Malawi, we had taken the lead but we failed to defend our lead and allowed them to get back into the game due to some errors we made.

“But in the game of football, we win and lose as a team and we take full responsibility for the results we got as a team.

“We wouldn’t want to look into the individual errors but we work and collectively accept that we failed as a team and try to work around that so that we improve ourselves going forward.”

Veteran defender Onismor Bhasera believes the team needs a bit of patience as they are in a rebuilding process with the emergence of several young players in the squad.

“I do think that this team is a work in progress with the new young players coming in, we got something to build on and it’s a process that needs the support of everyone,” he said.

“We lost games especially against Senegal, I do believe we had worked hard and we only needed a bit of luck to hold on but we ended up losing. We will take the positives going forward and with everyone’s support we will bounce back strong.”

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