The Hatters last graced this stage in the final season before England’s First Division officially became the Premier League, in a campaign which also saw West Ham relegated.
Back-to-back defeats in tough away games have made for an expectedly tricky start to the season for Rob Edwards’ side but they will hope a return to home comforts brings about an upturn in fortunes.
Kenilworth Road is back up and running after extensive summer redevelopments to the 118-year-old venue, with the new Bobbers Stand tested in the midweek Carabao Cup win over Gillingham.
First up in Bedfordshire are a West Ham side fresh from stunning Brighton and Chelsea in what has been a mighty fine start to the season for David Moyes’ men.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Luton vs West Ham is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight on Friday September 1, 2023.
The match will take place at Kenilworth Road in Luton.
Where to watch Luton vs West Ham
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Luton vs West Ham team news
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Luton vs West Ham prediction
This is exactly the sort of setting Luton hope to thrive in, with an intimidating atmosphere under the floodlights at their rustic old ground.
However, West Ham are arguably the best-equipped team to deal with such a scenario in the entire league. Moyes won’t let his side get roughed up or yield from the 50-50s, and they should have the quality to come through with a win.
West Ham to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Luton won these two teams’ last meeting, an FA Cup quarter-final replay back in 1994.
Luton wins: 32
West Ham wins: 33
Luton vs West Ham match odds
Luton to win: 15/4
West Ham to win: 3/4
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).