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Match Preview: Bury vs Luton Town

30 November 2018

Two of the form teams from the bottom divisions will come head-to-head on Sunday, in a bid to secure their passage to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round.

Bury have been in consistent form all season, and sit in fifth position in the Sky Bet League Two table. They are top scorers in the division with 38 goals scored and are first in the form guide from the last four games played.

Luton sit in third place in Sky Bet League One, are top scorers in their division with 39 goals scored and sit second in the League One form guide.

Very little separates the two sides in terms of how they've performed so far in the season, but Bury boss Ryan Lowe thinks the visitors have the slight advantage:

"It's set-up to be a great FA Cup tie. I think that Luton are probably one of the best teams in League One, I think they're going to be right up there.

"Nathan Jones has done a fantastic job, they've got some good players and they'll probably say the same about us. The only thing that separates us for me, is the League. They're in League One, we're in League Two – we've gone down, they've gone up.

"We're probably underdogs in a way; there's a lot of people terrified of playing them, but I'd like to think we're a different test – we're a different animal compared to last season. We just look at it as another game, we'll respect them, their fans, their club, because they've got a great following.

"It's a game I'm really looking forward to!"


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Last Time Out


Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Sunday's game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.

We will also have updates over on our Twitter account: @buryfcofficial. There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow.



Sunday's referee is Thomas Bramall. Thomas has taken charge of 21 games so far this season, issuing 39 yellow cards and 2 red ones.

His last game in charge was on Tuesday, as hosts Notts County and visitors Carlisle United played out a 1-1 draw in Sky Bet League Two action. Just a solitary yellow card was produced in that game.

Thomas was the man in the middle when the Shakers beat Colchester United in September. Six yellow cards were produced in that encounter.


We've Met Before

Saturday's game will be the 44th meeting between the two sides. Bury have 14 wins to Luton's 19, with 10 games finishing as a draw.


Form Guide

The Shakers currently sit first in the form table from the last four League matches played. Over that time, they have 3 wins and a draw, accumulating 10 points from a possible 12.

Luton have an identical record in League One, and sit second in their form guide from the same number of games.

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