TOWN have won just one of their six away matches in the league this term, while second-placed Charlton are unbeaten at home.
So it’s easy to see how bookmakers such as Betdaq have come to the conclusion that the Addicks are odds-on favourites at 10/11 ahead of the showdown at The Valley tomorrow.
However, the hosts have stuttered a touch, failing to win in their last three in League I, and as the last two of those ended in stalemate, there’s a case to be made for the 5/2 that Betfred post against an inconclusive contest in South London.
Furthermore, the deadlock has remained unbroken in Charlton’s last two matches and Town had notched just twice in five league games, prior to the 4-0 demolition of Exeter, so draw fanciers may feel that a goalless encounter (9/1, Stan James) isn’t out of the question.
Despite these statistics, bookies don’t expect the teams to draw a blank and indeed a 1-1 scoreline is just 11/2 at Ladbrokes with Lee Clark’s side themselves rated at 9/20 (Sportingbet) to find the net.
Nevertheless, Town remain 10/3 outsiders at Boylesports to clinch a second away win of the campaign and 19/20 (Sportingbet) to avoid defeat, and the size of those quotes means big prices are available for other outcomes that favour Clark’s troops.
Jaxx.com, for example, offer a tempting 17/2 for Town to muster the game’s only goal, bet365 quote them at 5/1 to nick it by a one-goal margin and Victor Chandler mark odds of 8/1 against them coming out on top following a drawn first period.
Fresh from his hat trick against Exeter, Jordan Rhodes will inevitably be well backed at 15/2 (bet365) to open the scoring.
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