Blues come into this one on the back of two away trips.BCFC
The 3pm kick-off is Blues’ first home game of February and comes against a side they collected a point off on the road in November.
Blues come into this one on the back of two away trips where they drew at Wycombe Wanderers before most recently being narrowly beaten at AFC Bournemouth.
Defeat on the South Coast was only the third time that Aitor Karanka’s men have lost away from home in the league this season, with the Spaniard hoping his side can carry such form into matches at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.
Opponents Luton drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town last Saturday and travel to the West Midlands in search of a first win in four.
However, you have to go back to 1986 for the last Hatter’s victory in B9 and Blues will be eager to extend that record when the pair go head to head again this weekend.
This term they sit in the mid-table places and are currently 11 points away from the play-off spots, knowing an improvement in their away form and overall goal threat could lift them even higher.
Their most obvious attacking outlet is striker James Collins who has ten goals in all competitions this campaign. Such fine form, including Luton’s effort at Huddersfield, means he has now hit double figures in seven consecutive seasons and has nearly a third of their league goals since the opening day.
He is well served by Harry Cornick and Leicester City loanee Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. The latter has proven a serial man of the match recipient whilst on loan and has recorded three goals and two assists during this period. Notably, this included the winners in their last two league successes against Bristol City and Bournemouth, but Luton will know that they need to find more goals having drawn a blank in 44% of matches this season.
LAST TIME OUT:
The effort was the Dane’s second goal of the season but was cancelled out by Cornick after the interval and as the game entered the final ten minutes it appeared it would be two points dropped.
But Blues’ number ten had other ideas and found space at the far post to head home in front of the Gil Merrick.
Our game with Luton has been selected for international broadcast, the match will be available on BluesTV to UK and dark market territories.
Click here to view selected countries.
Supporters in the UK must purchase a PPV pass in order to watch the live coverage.
Match passes for this match are available for £10 each.
To find out more about BluesTV, click here to read our FAQs.
Assistant Referees: Paul Hodskinson and Mark Jones
Fourth Official – Tom Reeves