Charlton v Shrewsbury Betting Tips & Odds – 10/05/18

Charlton v Shrewsbury Betting Tips & Odds – 10/05/18

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Charlton v Shrewsbury Betting Tips & Odds

In our Charlton v Shrewsbury betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

The League One playoffs are upon us with Charlton and Shrewsbury kicking it off Thursday night. Both teams will fancy their chances here in what is expected to be a very tight first leg. Charlton finished the season off well securing the final playoff place on the last day of the season. They’ve had an up and down season but a good run at the end has given them this opportunity to gain promotion to the Championship. Shrewsbury have had a great season, finishing third against all the odds. The sides have met twice already this season with the away side coming out 2-0 winners each time. It is likely this first game will be a very close encounter.

Paul Hurst

Paul Hurst has done a fantastic job at Shrewsbury in the last 18 months

Lee Bowyer’s Charlton in good form

Charlton have had some issues with their board in recent years and the board is that prompted Karl Robinson to hand in his resignation and at the time end Charlton playoff hopes in the middle of March. Lee Bowyer promoted to Caretaker boss while a search for a new manager began. The club has been up for sale for a while now and the rumours around potential suitors were the main source of Karl Robinson’s replacement. However, Bowyer has done a great job at Charlton, starting with three wins on the bounce, including wins against two playoff rivals. His great start has earned him the job until the end of the season. Charlton have won three of their last four games, including a 2-0 win over Shrewsbury. They’ll be looking to continue this fine form and get a similar result Thursday.

Charlton have been very strong at the back since Lee Bowyer took over and in their last four games they’ve only conceded one goal. Former Manchester United player Ben Amos is between the sticks for Charlton and has been ever present. At the age of twenty-eight Amos is getting regular football on loan with the Addicks and has vastly improved. He could still play a big part to Charlton’s promotion push and will no doubt be called upon at some point. Going forward Northern Ireland international, Josh Magennis leads the line and is the club top goal scorer. Magennis poses a big threat with his size but you don’t finish inside the top six with one threat. The pace of Tariqe Fosu-Henry complements Magennis well playing off him, he has managed to score nine so far this season.

Charlton

Charlton secured the final playoff place on the last day of the season

Shrewsbury looking to defy the odds

Last season Paul Hurst and Shrewsbury completed a great escape to avoid relegation from League One. At the start of the 17/18 they were one of the favourites to be relegated and have defied the odds to finish an impressive third. Paul Hurst men had been top of the table for a large portion of this campaign and narrowly missed out on automatic promotion with both Wigan and Blackburn showing their class. Now in the playoffs, promotion is still a possibility and the team already have experience at Wembley this season. They reached the final of the Checkatrade Trophy, but it was an unfortunate ending losing to Lincoln 2-1. If they can progress through this two legged tie against Charlton the players will use their negative experience at Wembley to help them this time around.

Shrewsbury haven’t been a free scoring team this season, ranking seventh for goals scored. The team’s strong defending is the main reason for all Shrewsbury’s success this year. Paul Hurst men have the second best defensive record, only behind champions Wigan. However, in the last few weeks of the season they’ve begun to struggle, with only one win in their last six games. They don’t come into the game in good form but the playoffs can bring the best out of players. Shrewsbury are the underdogs and have been all season, they’re not expected to be in this position and will have nothing to lose. With no pressure on the team and the previous experiences Paul Hurst has in the playoffs, Shrewsbury could continue to surprise people and defy the odds.

Jon Nolan

Shrewsbury Town were one of the favourites to be relegated this season but continue to surprise everybody

Recommended Bets:

Charlton to win: (Best Priced at 6/5 with skybet) BET HERE

Under 2.5 goals: (Best Priced at 8/15 with coral) BET HERE

Draw at halftime: (Best Priced at 19/20 with betvictor) BET HERE

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