Charlton vs Sunderland
England – League One Playoff
Date: Sunday, 26th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
Charlton had to take the hard route of the penalties to grab their spot in the finals. In an extremely tense match, it was finally the team with the better nerves that won the day.
For sure the confidence gotten from this tie would be reflecting in this final obstacle, which will determine the future of the team at least for the next footballing season.
Sunderland delivered a defensive masterclass to arrive at this stage. Their two-legged semi final tie had a total of just one goal from both teams.
Sunderland won the first leg, which was at their home, with a 1-0 scoreline, and later hung on to a goalless draw on the road to win on aggregate goals.
Charlton vs Sunderland Head-to-head (h2h)
Three of the last four wins went to Charlton.
Eight of the last nine matches had goals from both teams.
Charlton has found the back of the net in every encounter since 2000.
Six of the last nine meetings had two or more goals from Charlton.
Charlton vs Sunderland Prediction
Charlton is on a good stretch of unbeaten games, with them avoiding a loss in 20 of their last 23.
The team also won eight of their last ten fixtures. They have also scored two or more goals in their last five match-ups.
Importantly, they recorded three of the last four h2h wins, and have found the back of the net against Sunderland in every tie since 2000.
They also managed to score two or more goals in six of their last nine clashes against this opponent.
In addition, Sunderland was winless in seven of their last nine matches, and away from home, they returned just two wins from last nine trips. As such, expect a narrow, tough-fought win for Charlton.
Despite Charlton having more chances of winning, they are not expected to keep a clean sheet.
The reason being, eight of the last nine meetings between these teams produced goals from both sides.
Also, Sunderland found the back of the net in 12 of their last 13 games, and finally, considering this is the most important tie of the season for Sunderland, they will not go down without a fight. Count on both teams to get on the scorecard.
Charlton vs Sunderland Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Double Chance: Charlton or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).