Stoke vs Charlton
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
Both teams are trying to avoid the relegation zone, and as a result, points are in dire need for either squad. However, Stoke are tipped to be the favorites this Saturday, owing to their impressive performances at home since December. Coupled to that, Charlton have been a total disaster on the road as well.
Stoke vs Charlton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Since 2000, not a single game has been won by a team on the road.
- Disregarding a single encounter, every single clash since 2000 had goals from both teams, as well as over 2.5 goals.
- At this venue, Stoke hold a 100% winning record.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Stoke won 2-1.
Stoke vs Charlton Match Preview
Stoke were defeated on the road the last match-day by Derby. The scoreline was a huge 4-0, in favor of the hosts, and the loss will surely compel Stoke to make amends this upcoming match-day.
Meanwhile, Charlton delivered a closely-fought 2-1 win at home, over Barnsley the prior game week.
While the win does provide joy, the fact that it was at home, and against Barnsley (who were not only recently promoted, but are fighting to avoid relegation as of now) diminished the value of the victory.
In fact, the win had come for Charlton after a series of six winless fixtures (of which four were losses), and the team was also winless in 17 of their previous 19 overall match-ups.
Importantly, on the road, the team is on an eleven-game winless run, and had lost six of their former seven trips as well.
On the other hand, Stoke are unbeaten in their last five home matches. They had also kept clean sheets in four of those fixtures, and scored twice or more in three of those games.
Stoke vs Charlton Prediction
Home advantage will likely play a big role in determining the outcome of the game. Stoke have been on a roll in front of the home crowd in the past two months.
On the other hand, Charlton have been a total failure in away games this season. On top of that, not a single h2h clash in the last 20 years has seen a win by team on the road, and most importantly, at this venue, Stoke hold a 100% winning record against this rival since 2000.
Also keep note that Charlton have conceded twice or more in every one of their visits to this stadium over the earlier-mentioned period.
Taking into account all these pointers, rightfully feel confident about backing Stoke for a convincing win this Saturday.
Stoke vs Charlton Betting Tips
Stoke to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in First Half: Stoke @ 1.67 (2/3).