Charlton snapped out of their losing streak with impressive style on the weekend as they took a surprise victory over Leeds. Will they be able to build another good undefeated streak of form as they did at the start of the season? Swansea are looking to snap a three-match winless streak. Read our Charlton v Swansea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.)
The Addicks went undefeated in their first six games of the season but then appeared to hit a bit of wall with back to back defeats against Wigan and Birmingham in which they failed to score. So for them to turn around at the Valley on the weekend and beat Leeds 1-0 was impressive. Leeds had won their opening four away games of this season campaign. So that is the Addicks back into winning ways.
It moved their home form on to W3 D1 L1 this season. Four of the five league wins that Charlton have recorded in the Championship this season have been by a one-goal margin. They have managed to open the scoring in six of their nine games. They have done so in four of their five home fixtures. Preston are the only team who have earned more home points in the Championship this season than Charlton.
This is the first meeting since the 2008/09 Championship season
Charlton have four points from the two previous Championship meetings
There was a 2-0 home success for Charlton in their previous home Championship game against the Swans
Swansea moved on to a three-match winless streak of form after a 1-1 draw at home against Reading on the weekend. The Swans are D2 L1 in their last three and have produced just the one goal in that sequence. Overall on their Championship travels this season, the Welsh club have remained unbeaten at W2 D2.
Their defensive record needs to be noted as they have conceded just one goal away from the Liberty Stadium this season. They have averaged exactly one goal per game themselves on their travels. Swansea holds a half time away record of W1 D3 this season and this is likely to be tight. Of their goals this season home and away, 10 of their 13 have been scored in the second half of fixtures.
A tight game to call after Charlton’s success over Leeds. Will they be able to break down the fantastic defence of Swansea? That’s the big question in this one. We are going to suggest no, not enough to get a win. Draw.
30th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The newly-promoted Charlton have had their bubble burst a little bit. After going unbeaten through their first six games of the campaign, they have now lost back to back fixtures. So the pressure is building on them. This is no easy game in which to recover ground either as they are facing the league leaders. Read our Charlton v Leeds betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 25th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)
This was always going to be a tough situation for the Addicks. Their brilliant six-match undefeated streak of form from the start of the season was spectacular (W4 D2). But now that has been snapped, now the momentum has been lost, how do they recover? They have lost their last two games, defeats against Birmingham and Wigan, without hitting the back of the net. The home record of the Addicks in the Championship now reads W2 D1 L1. Will they be able to snap out of this slump?
They have only conceded three goals in their four home games, which is very good for a newly promoted team. They have yet to be trailing at the halftime break in a home fixture as well. Just one of Charlton’s four home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. There has been a recent trend with them of opening the scoring in matches, Charlton having done so in five of their eight played. Top scorer for Charlton this season is Lyle Taylor with five.
Charlton and Leeds last met in the 2015/16 Championship
Leeds are winless in five games against the Addicks
Both teams have scored in six of the last eight meetings
Charlton are W2 D1 L1 in previous Championship home games against Leeds
Leeds are playing their role as one of the strongest sides in the Championship. They are top of the pile heading into the weekend and took a 1-1 draw against Derby in their last league fixture. Overall in this campaign, Leeds are W5 D2 L1 and their away form is not to be messed with. Leeds have a 100% win record out on the road this season and that’s just the half of it. They have conceded only one goal away from home, none in their last three away from Elland Road.
Leeds have also scored at least two goals in all four of their road games as well. It’s a total of 10 away goals from the Whites this season. They have been leading at the halftime break in three of their four road games. Of their 10 away goals scored, seven of them have been in the second half of fixtures. It has been mightily impressive stuff from Marcelo Bielsa’s men. Leeds have opened the scoring in all but one of their league fixtures this season.
Leeds would have the edge in this one. They have been perfect on the road so far and with Charlton just hitting a bit of a wall after their positive start, the smart money should be on the away win in this one. Leeds to win to nil
27th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Wigan have not won in six games now in the league, but they picked up a point last weekend which just about keeps them out of the drop zone at least. But the pressure is mounting on them. They play host to Charlton this weekend who suffered their first defeat of the new season following their promotion. Can the Addicks get themselves going again? Read our Wigan v Charlton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 17th, 2019 at 3.21 a.m.)
The Latics have earned back-to-back draws in the Championship but they are winless in their last six (D2 L4). They have failed to score in their last two home games, but their one win this season did come on home soil. That was a 3-2 success over Cardiff on the opening weekend of the season. In total Wigan had failed to score in four of their seven league games this season. Just one of their last five league games have gone over 2.5 goals.
All three of the home goals that Wigan have scored have come after the half time break. Given their lack of goals, it’s not too surprising to see that they have opened the scoring in just two league fixtures this campaign. Stoke are the only team in the division who have conceded more goals than Wigan in the Championship this season. Of the 13 goals that Wigan have conceded, just four of them have been at home.
This is the first meeting since the 2017/18 League One season
Two of the last three meetings have ended in an away win
Charlton are W1 D1 L1 in their last three at home against Wigan
Both Teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
The Addicks came out for the season in blistering form, taking a W4 D2 record across their first half a dozen games. Not bad for a newly promoted side at all. Charlton are W2 D1 in their three away games so far this season, taking wins at Blackburn and Reading. There has been a trend which is worth paying attention to as well in Charlton’s away games. That is they have scored exactly two goals in each of their three road fixtures.
Charlton have conceded just one goal in their last three games. Four of the six goals that they have shipped this season has been in the second half of fixtures. Four of their six second-half goals scored this season have been in the final fifteen minutes of games. Another strong trend with the Addicks has been them opening the scoring. Charlton have opened the scoring in five of their seven games.
Charlton look full value to go and get a win away at Wigan. The Latics aren’t a huge threat at the moment and the Addicks are scoring well. They have already proven themselves on the road this season and Charlton can add another away victory to their tally.
19th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Charlton are defying all odds after their promotion to the second tier at the end of last season. Remarkably they remain undefeated and sitting second in the table as the action in the Championship resumes. Can they keep their wonderful form going as they play host to Birmingham, who have yet to nail any consistency? Read our Charlton v Birmingham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 10th, 2019 at 12:31 p.m.)
What a start from Charlton back up in the Championship. They have earned themselves a W4 D2 record in their six games so far. They won their two games played before the international break, both clean-sheet victories as well over Brentford and Reading. On home soil at the Valley this season, Charlton are W2 D1, the victories coming over Stoke and the aforementioned Brentford. Can the Addicks keep this fantastic momentum going after the break? Can they pick up where they left off?
It is an eighteen match undefeated streak of league home form that Charlton are on, taking into consideration their successful League One campaign from the last term. It means that the Valley is no easy place for visitors. Charlton’s top scorer for this campaign is Lyle Taylor with five goals, with two of those coming from the penalty spot. A little trend in Charlton’s league home games this season is that they have been leading at the half time break in two of their three home fixtures.
Charlton will meet Birmingham for the first time since the 2015/16 Championship
The Addicks have won the last two meetings against Birmingham by a one-goal margin
Both teams have scored in just one of the last nine meetings
Birmingham have won only one of their last seven visits to the Valley
The Blues have taken a W3 D1 L2 record from their Championship campaign this season. Looking a little deeper though, it is their home form which has been serving them well. They did open with a victory at Brentford in their first away game of the season. But then they followed that up with back to back 3-0 losses at Nottingham Forest and then Swansea. So that massive drop in away form will be of huge concern for them.
Of the six goals which they have shipped away from St Andrews, four of them have been in the second half of matches. Looking back last season as well, Birmingham have now lost five of their last eight Championship away games. It is something which they are going to have to sort out. Their top scorer for the season is Lukas Jutkiewicz with three goals. Both of his goals came at home though. It was Kristian Pederson who got their only away goal of this campaign so far.
Charlton are writing a remarkable story for themselves at the moment and deserve a lot of credit for having made the transition up a tier so well. They should have nothing to fear from Birmingham who haven’t been very stable on their travels. Home win.
11th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Charlton, who only just came up to the Championship after promotion last season, have made a fine start to life in the second tier. Can they keep their undefeated streak going as they play host to Brentford? The Bees have yet to nail down any consistency for the new campaign. Read our Charlton v Brentford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
It is never an easy thing dealing with life after promotion, but Charlton, last season’s League One play-off winners have made a great start. They opened with back-to-back wins over Blackburn and Stoke. The Addicks followed it up with back to back draws against Barnsley and Nottingham Forest. So they are due some credit for holding their own.
Three of their four games have made it over 2.5 goals. Charlton have netted four goals in total at the Valley. The one concern for them will be the lack of clean sheets with none having been recorded as of yet. Lyle Taylor is having a fine season in front of goal having netted in a four of Charlton’s games this season.
This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 Championship
The two traded away wins the last time they were together in the league
Charlton have lost only one of their last six against Brentford in the league
Both teams have scored in two of the last nine meetings
It has been ups and downs for Brentford this season. They opened with a loss at home against Birmingham and just in midweek suffered a loss against Leeds. Both of those defeats were 1-0 scorelines. Sandwiched in between those losses though were some positives for the Bees, collecting four points.
Their only win of the season happened out at Middlesbrough, while they got a point at home against Hull. All four of their games have gone under 2.5 goals this season. Three of their four games have ended in a 1-0 scoreline. One trend is that Brentford have been level at half time in both away games. There has been just one first half in Brentford’s four games this season.
Even with a bit of home form, Charlton are underdogs for this game. But we feel that the best value is going to be in the outright draw. It’s hard to put a lot of stock into Brentford as they haven’t exactly been delivered yet. The Addicks are scoring well enough to avoid defeat.
23rd August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Charlton are in a bit of dreamland at the moment. After earning promotion up to the second tier last season, they have taken seven points from their three Championship games. They get back to the comforts of home soil on Wednesday as they welcome Forest. The Tricky Trees got their first win of the season on the weekend. Read our Charlton v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 19th, 2019 at 5:22 p.m.)
It would seem that the Addicks are having no problems on their step up to the second tier. They have a little bit of early momentum going for them with seven points from three plays. Charlton took back to back wins to open the season with before finding themselves held to a 2-2 draw at Barnsley on the weekend.
The Addicks rescued a point with an 89th-minute penalty. So that is all three of their games have gone over 2.5 goals this season, they have been involved in some entertaining games. They will be slightly worried about the lack of clean sheets thus far. Lyle Taylor has a goal in each of their three games this season, while Conor Gallagher has just chipped in with two in two.
This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 Championship
Four of the last six meetings have been drawn
Charlton are undefeated in six against Forest
Six of the last seven meetings have ended under 2.5 goals
Forest chalked up their first win of the season on the weekend with a 3-0 home success over Birmingham. That leaves them on four points following a good point out at promotion favourites Leeds in their previous game. Forest have scored in all three fixtures played so far. Lewis Grabban has scored a goal in each of Forest’s last two games now.
Nottingham Forest had a season to forget out on their travels in the Championship in the last campaign, posting a W4 D11 L8 record only. They lost four of their last six away games (W1 D1). The positive that they can take forward with them into this one is that they got a very good point at Leeds in their one away game this season. Can they dig in at the Valley?
Just because the newly promoted Charlton have a bit of wind in their sails, we are going to predict that they come out on top in this clash. The defence of the Addicks still has a lot of questions to answer, so Forest can threaten. But it is the home win in a game over 2.5 goals that look a pretty decent fit.
19th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Charlton made a cracking start to life back up in the second tier of English football. Following their promotion effort last season they won the opening game of their Championship season. Things didn’t quite go as well for Stoke though who lost on home soil. Read our Charlton v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 7th, 2019 at 6:46 p.m.)
There was a wonderful effort by Charlton on their Championship return. They picked up a 2-1 away win at Blackburn and now with a home game to come, they could be in excellent early standing. The Addicks finished third in League One last season, missing out on automatic promotion by three points. They pulled through the playoffs, riding some very good end of season form. Their goals on the weekend came from Ben Purrington and Lyle Taylor.
Not even when they conceded an equaliser through an own goal did they look out of place. They kept plugging away at Ewood Park and got the spoils. Charlton posted a W160 D5 L2 record at the Valley in League One last season. They averaged 1.8 goals per home game. Their end of season form was brilliant as they won seven of their final eight games of the season (L1) and they lost only one of their final fifteen. Momentum is a wonderful thing.
The last time they met was in the 2007/08 Championship
They traded home wins in their league meetings
Each of the last four meetings have produced a home success
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Potters did not get the start that they wanted. They suffered a 2-1 reverse on home soil against QPR to open up with. After a poor return from last season’s campaign, where they finished in the bottom half of the table, there has to be a lot of frustration around the club. Stoke failed to win any of their final six games of the last campaign and their away record from the last term will not exactly instil a lot of confidence.
Stoke were W3 D13 L7 away from home last season. From the end of January Stoke won just two games through to the end of the league season. They have a long way to go before thinking about hauling themselves back up to the top flight. Stoke averaged under a goal per away game the last term and only 39% of their road fixtures managed to get over the 2.5 goal line. They weren’t all that bad defensively as they took a clean sheet in 39% of away games. That having been said five of their seven away defeats were by a margin of two goals.
The Addicks look full of confidence at the moment, picking up where they left off last season. They have enough about them to go and make it two wins from two at the start of this Championship campaign. Home win.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Blackburn weren’t without their struggles last season, but they banked a 15th place finish in the Championship, well safe of any kind of relegation worries. Charlton moves back up to the second tier having been the winners of the League One Play-Offs in the summer. The bookmakers have home side Rovers going as odds-on favourites. Read our Blackburn v Charlton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 28th, 2019 at 1.31 p.m.)
Blackburn had a bottom half of the table finish last season in the second tier. Their home form at Ewood Park ended up being W10 D7 L6. They had a horrible run of form from early February through early April, losing nine of eleven games played. They hit a bit of form down the back straight through, winning four of their last six. Tony Mowbray is still in charge and one this is for sure, they have been busy in the pre-season.
Rovers have played seven and had another one cancelled. They have added some bits and pieces to their squads like Stewart Downing one free stranger and centre forward Sam Gallagher from Southampton. They have had a good clear out as well. There wasn’t too much wrong with Blackburn’s defensive home output. Rovers conceded under a goal per game on average at Ewood Park last term (in contrast they conceded an average of over two goals per away game. They weren’t a side blessed with a particularly high return of goals.
The two clubs were together in the 2017/18 League One season
Home wins were traded on that occasion
Three of the last four meetings have produced a home win
Blackburn are W25 D17 L26 against Charlton
Charlton were relegated from the Championship at the end of the 2015/16 season so it hasn’t been too long of a wait for them to get back up. They had finished third in League One last term, just missing out on the automatic promotion spots. But the Addicks got the business done in the playoffs. Charlton had a really strong end of the season winning nine of their last twelve games. They posted a W10 D5 L8 record out on the road in League One.
Naturally the challenges away from home are going to get a lot tougher for them this season. Because of their step up in grade have been busy in the transfer market, both incoming and outgoing. The Addicks have also been busy in the summer, playing seven friendly matches. This may just be a season of solidifying their place in the second tier as it’s never easy following promotion.
Blackburn have a good chance on home soil here to produce a good opening three points for themselves. They are taking on a newly promoted side who are going to have a very different look about them from the last term. Blackburn to win.
31st July 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Charlton v Sunderland League One Play-Off Final Preview, 26th May 3.00pm
This should be an intriguing final because there doesn’t look to be too much between them. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if this one needed to go beyond the regulation 90 minutes. In terms of current form, it is the Addicks who are in the stronger shape. The bookmakers don’t know who to split these two. It should be tense. Read our Charlton v Sunderland betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 21st, 2019 at 1:44 a.m.)
Charlton finished the regular season by collecting a win in seven of their final eight games (L1). It was terrific form by the Addicks and they came through a thriller against Doncaster in their playoff semi-final. Charlton had taken a 2-1 first leg win away from home, so they were expected to cruise back at The Valley. But Doncaster came back hard at them and Charleton were on the ropes in extra time before a defensive mistake by their opponents gave Charlton the lifeline they needed. They lost 2-3 on the night but won the subsequent penalty shootout.
The lost against Doncaster was just their second defeat in their last seventeen games played. Charlton finished the regular season with the second-best defensive record in the division. They collected 21 points from their final eight games of the campaign, more than any other team managed in that sequence of fixtures. The Addicks averaged 1.6 goals per match across the course of the regular season, while they conceded at under a goal per game. Their defence was so strong and it carried them so far. Can it get them promotion?
Sunderland took four points off Charlton in this season’s campaign
Charlton have won three of the last five meetings (D1 L1)
They met in the 1998 Championship playoff with Charlton winning on penalties
Both teams have scored in all but one of the last nine meetings
Sunderland drew a massive total of 19 of their 46 league games this season. It was interesting though that their form fell away right at the end of the term. They were going so strong and looked in a prime position to have a shot at automatic promotion. It fell apart for them in early April, and they closed out the season with just a W1 D3 L3 record on the board. During that sequence, the Black Cats lost their unbeaten home record for the term in a 4-5 loss against Coventry.
That slump in form was costly as they missed automatic promotion and they did look nervous in their semi-final playoff. They faced up against Portsmouth in their playoff semi-final and as expected it was a really tight affair. Sunderland earned a 1-0 win in the first leg at home, and they relied heavily on their defence as they played out a 0-0 draw at Fratton Park to squeeze through. Sunderland conceded an average of just over a goal per game during the regular season, but they took just one clean sheet in their eight games of the regular season.
Charlton missed out at the semi-final stage of last season’s playoffs, so have already gone one better. This just has the look of being a really tight war of attrition at Wembley. However, with Charlton carrying the better form of the two of them, it may be the Addicks, who manage to scrap their way through to promotion even if it is not at the end of 90 minutes.
22nd May 2019 / lee - Category: League One / Two Betting
Charlton booked an away win in the first leg of this League One play-off semi-final. So that gives them a huge advantage now as they head back to home soil for the return fixture. Earlier this season they claimed a comfortable home win over Doncaster and will be looking for more of the same. Can Doncaster find some much-needed form on this visit to The Valley? Read our Charlton v Doncaster betting tips for more.
Charlton even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.)
The Addicks hold a 2-1 advantage in the tie after the first meet. They were so strong down the back end of the regular season, winning seven of their final eight games of the campaign. They are currently on a six-match winning streak at home and they are undefeated in their last 17 there. So they really are not going to be knocked down easily, not with them holding the advantage. Across the course of the season, Charlton took a clean sheet in 43% of their home games and they conceded just 15 goals at The Valley, an average of 0.65 per game against them.
It is notable too that they posted a W4 L1 record in their five home games against the other top-six finishers during the regular season. The overall home record of Charlton for the season was W16 D5 L2. Charlton scored a total of eleven goals in their final three home games of the season and one of those three victories was against Champions Luton. Of their home success that they recorded, half of the sixteen were by a margin of at least two goals. Luton are on a nine-match scoring streak currently after the first leg of this semi-final, and they are on a six-match scoring streak on home soil. They were leading at half time in 11 of their 23 home games this season.
Rovers let a big opportunity slip at home in the first leg of this tie. They were in decent shape at home and will now know that a trip to the Valley is going to be tough for them. Doncaster went into the playoffs knowing that their away form was not great. Their overall road record for the campaign was W7 D6 L10 but they only took a win in one of their final ten games on the road. They lost four of their final seven on the road (W1 D2). So that’s the problem that they face in this one. Doncaster didn’t take an away win against any of the finishers in the top half of the table this season (D5 L6).
Doncaster averaged 1.35 goals per away game, while they conceded at an average of 1.6 per game. They only managed a clean sheet in 9% of their away games during the regular season and of the twelve away defeats that they suffered, six of them were by a margin of at least two goals. They were level at the halftime break in 11 of their away fixtures and eight of those eleven were 0-0 half time score lines. Doncaster both scored and conceded two-thirds of the away goals in the second period of fixtures. They did though open the scoring in twelve of their road games.
Charlton are such a strong team on home soil, and with the advantage already held in this tie, they should be patient and in control. Doncaster may struggle to get themselves back into what is going to be a really tough fixture. Charlton to win to nil.
14th May 2019 / lee - Category: League One / Two Betting