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