Charlton Athletic vs Oxford United
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: The Valley (London)
Charlton Athletic have ended a three-game winless streak ahead of the International break as they beat Stevenage 0-8 in EFL Trophy and now host Oxford United with a reignited fire, after connecting their second in a row over the weekend – where they beat Barnsley 2-0 in front of the home crowd.
Addicks have been scoring goals on the regular and with just four points gap to the top 6 and a game in hand to 6th placed Doncaster Rovers, we’ll surely see them very motivated to impress up front once again. In-form Lyle Taylor and Karlan Ahearne-Grant have been leading the line with seven goals each so far, surely hoping to build on their tally at the Valley.
Oxford have struggled for a similar impact in League One and we see them in the relegation zone after 14 games played. However, they’ve bagged a 2-0 win over Plymouth and a goalless draw at Bristol Rovers in their last two outings, which could be enough for Karl Robinson to lift his men’s spirits in search of points to start climbing the table.
Charlton vs Oxford United: Head-to-head
Oxford haven’t suffered a loss to Charlton since January 2015, where Addicks bagged a 0-3 FA Cup win at the Kassam Stadium.
Oxford have earned three wins and two draws in the sides’ last five head-to-head clashes.
We’ve seen goals on both ends in all of the last three occasions, with very narrow clashes on display.
Charlton vs Oxford United: Prediction
We now expect another such occasion but we do see Charlton finally ending the unwanted streak against the rivals, as we go for a Home win at 1.85. We have seen them in better shape recently and we do feel they have what it takes for all three points at this point.
However, we’ve seen Oxford very tough at the back lately and we feel they’ll prove a tough nut to crack, as we go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.95. Charlton could need all the firepower they’ve got in the attacking third and just one goal could put this one out of reach on the day.
Charlton vs Oxford United: Bet Tips
- Home win @ 1.85
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95.