Charlton vs Accrington Stanley
English League One
Date: Friday, 8 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: The Valley, London.
Charlton Athletic and their fans had the highest hopes for season 2020/21, being one of top candidates to earn direct promotion to the Championship. Things were looking good all until December. Since then squad has won only one out of the last six divisional games and collected only six points. Loss to Hull City last weekend in a derby match was especially painful, dropping Charlton down to 6th place.
The gap between them and desired 2nd place is still very narrow, so one solid streak could get them back on track. They welcome Accrington Stanley at The Valley on Friday night. Visitors have achieved similar, if not better results in the opening four months. Current placing is 8th with 30 points, but they have played three games less than the hosts. We are expecting to see a narrow contest in London.
Charlton vs Accrington Head-to-head
There were only two head to head encounters between these two teams in the past. The most recent one in January 2019 was won by Charlton at this venue 1-0 FT.
The other game ended without winner 1-1 FT.
Charlton vs Accrington Prediction
A big majority of Charlton’s games in London have ended with high number of goals. 24 goals were scored in eight matches here. Team’s home record is four wins, two draws and two losses. The most recent victory happened on 12th December against AFC Wimbledon 5-2 FT. Four out of the last five divisional matches for The Addicks have ended either BTTS or Over 2.5 goals.
As for their opposition, Accrington Stanley have been on the rise in the last two months, losing only one out of the last ten League One games. Last weekend’s performance against 13th placed Blackpool was slightly disappointing though, ending in goalless draw. Team has been very inconsistent too. One week you see them beat Gillingham on the road easily, but then lose 3-4 to 22nd placed Wigan. We believe Charlton are much closer to winning all three points on Friday night.
Charlton vs Accrington Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.35
2 or 3 goals total @ 1.98