Charlton vs Doncaster
English League One
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: The Valley (London).
Charlton Athletic gained a massive advantage in their Championship play-offs semi-final tie thanks to a 1-2 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Sunday at The Keepmoat Stadium. The Addicks thus justified the favourites tag as their star man Lyle Taylor guided the team towards a big win on the road. The 29-year-old forward notched 21 goals in the regular season. He opened up the scoring in the play-offs and also set up the second for Joe Aribo.
Lee Bowyer’s men thus only continued their brilliant form. They won eight of past nine league games, a streak which helped them overtake Portsmouth and Sunderland and climb up to third place to earn this more favourable tie against Donny.
The Rovers, who are the only team in the play-offs without a Premier League experience, now have a mountain to climb as they need to score at least two goals without conceding any at The Valley to advance to the final.
Charlton vs Doncaster: Head-to-head
The two sides met each other three times in the regular season.
Charlton took a 2-0 home win in the league, but Donny advanced from their FA Cup tie in early-December last year (a 0-2 victory at The Valley).
Finally, teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw in the regular season tie at The Keepmoat Stadium.
Just one of last six head to head encounters between these two likes offered three or more goals.
Charlton vs Doncaster: Prediction
Charlton enjoyed an amazing home form in this term of League One. They boast the best defensive record in front of the home crowd with just 15 goals conceded in 23 matches. The Addicks won 16, drew 5 and lost only 2 of 23 league fixtures at The Valley.
Donny lost as many as 10 of 23 away fixtures. They won just six in the process. The first leg revealed Charlton’s strength compared to the Rovers who really have nothing to hope for on Friday evening in London.
Charlton vs Doncaster: Bet Tips
Charlton to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Lyle Taylor to score anytime @ 2.05 (21/20).