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Luton vs Sunderland Predictions & Tips - Black Cats to Get the Job Done in Championship Play-Offs

15 May 2023
Alex Waite 15 May 2023
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  • Luton vs Sunderland predictions for Tuesday’s Championship play-off match
  • The second leg is being played at Kenilworth Road (20:00 BST)
  • Can the Black Cats reach the play-off final with an away draw
Tony Mowbray's Sunderland are unbeaten in their last 10 matches (Getty Images)

Luton vs Sunderland Predictions

Luton will want to attack at home and claw back into this play-off encounter. Sunderland are strong away, score often and a BTTS draw is expected in the second leg.
  • Luton vs Sunderland Predictions
  • Head-to-Head
  • Luton Form
  • Luton Injuries & Team News
  • Sunderland Form
  • Sunderland Injuries & Team News

  • Luton are unbeaten in their last 7 home matches
  • Luton have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 matches
  • Luton have drawn 1-1 in their last 2 home matches against Sunderland
  • Luton have seen BTTS in their last 5 matches against Sunderland
  • Sunderland are unbeaten in their last 10 matches
  • Sunderland have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 matches


Sunderland have a 33-14 advantage against Luton in 62 meetings with 15 draws.

Luton Form

Luton gave up a 1-0 lead and lost 2-1 at Sunderland in the first leg on Saturday. Elijah Adebayo struck on 11 minutes and Luton had 1.47-0.93 expected goals before conceding either side of half time. 

The defeat followed back-to-back draws against Hull at home (0-0) and Blackburn away (1-1). 

Rob Edwards’ side were unbeaten in 14 before the Sunderland play-off defeat.

Luton Injuries & Team News

Midfielder Alfie Doughty is ruled out.

Sunderland Form

Sunderland beat Luton 2-1 at home in the play-off semi final first leg. Amad Diallo and Trai Hume hit back after the Black Cats conceded early on.

The victory extended Sunderland’s unbeaten run to ten Championship matches. Tony Mowbray’s side beat Preston (3-1), West Brom (2-1) and drew with Watford (2-2) before beating Luton in the play-offs.

Sunderland Injuries & Team News

Defenders Danny Batth, Daniel Ballard and Aji Alese and forward Ross Stewart are out.

Midfielders Corry Evans, Jewison Bennette and Elliot Embleton are also out. 


Luton and Sunderland create plenty of chances and have an eye for goal. The hard-to-beat sides are likely to strike in a second-leg score draw.

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