Charlton Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town
English League One
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: The Valley, London.
The Blues enjoyed a strong kick off to the new League One campaign, but they ended up lacking consistency to keep ground on the likes of Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers in the contest for the automatic promotion. Shrewsbury Town finished third with an eight-point cushion above the fourth-placed Rotherham United.
If we re to judge by the overall performances throughput the campaign, the Paul Hurst’s side should be regarded as favourites to book a spot in the Championship next term, but they’ll have to survive strong playoffs test in the upcoming period to get there, The first one comes in the likes of Charlton Athletic who head into the first leg at The Valley as 2.05 favourites.
Both Bowyer and Hurst rested their key players in weekend’s defeats on the final day of the regular season. In general, the Addicks are the form favourites, having previously won three on the bounce to secure the top-six finish.
Charlton Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town: Head-to-head
Both sides took comfortable away wins (with the same 0-2 scoreline) in the regular season H2H affairs.
Shrewsbury lead the tie in general after winning three of five head to head meetings with the Addicks.
None of past five encounters ended without a winner and at least two goals were seen in all of them.
Charlton Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town: Prediction
This should not be a high-scoring affair, primarily because of Charlton’s recent improvements in their defensive displays. The Addicks kept three straight clean sheets before the aforementioned 1-0 loss to Rochdale. Bowyer will definitely want to keep such trend going here knowing that an away goal rule could well be applied to give the finalist from this particular tie. The Under 2.5 goals FT is thus the main betting option, set at the odds of 1.57.
You can also try with the hosts to keep a clean sheet here knowing that Shrewsbury Town bagged just one goal on last three travels in League One. Such scenario is paid at the odds of 2.40.
Charlton Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57
Charlton Athletic to keep a clean sheet @ 2.40.