Barnsley v Charlton Athletic Tips & Predictions
17th August 2019 – 15:00
Match Preview & Team News
Recently-promoted Charlton Athletic were expected to struggle in this term of the Championship, but they have well confounded pre-season ambitions with two wins in two matches so far. They head into the third-round fixture against Barnsley as one of only two sides with a perfect record in the entire league after two rounds. Can the Addicks keep their dream run going and claim their third successive victory on Saturday afternoon?
These two sides battled it out together in League One last season. They both snatched home wins in head to head encounters. Overall, Barnsley only lead the H2H tie by one win coming into 21st meeting with Charlton Athletic.
The visitors will no doubts head into the game in much higher spirits in spite of the mid-week’s League Cup elimination. Lee Bowyer rested his key players in a goalless draw to lower-division Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday evening at The Valley. Lyle Taylor, who scored a goal in each of two league matches so far, will likely return to the starting line-up here and he will be the biggest threat to Barnsley’s goal on the day.
The hosts began the season with a shocking 1-0 victory over Fulham at Oakwell. Nonetheless, they conceded five goals without scoring a single in back-to-back defeats to Sheffield Wednesday (2-0 in the Championship) and Carlisle United (0-3 in the League Cup) in two following outings. They also revealed defensive vulnerability with a 1-4 loss to Sheffield United in the last pre-season test. This is why the value is with the Addicks who are priced up at 3/1 to claim a win at the Oakwell.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Value-seekers will be with Charlton Athletic who are 3/1 to make it three wins on the spin at the start of the new season. Punters who prefer safer options can back the visitors not to lose the game at 4/5 odds.
Goals Market Prediction
You can alternatively back the Addicks to score two or more goals at 9/4 odds.
Barnsley v Charlton Athletic predictions:
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Charlton Athletic Over 1.5 Team Goals 9/4 – Click Here for a Free Bet
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