Plymouth v Charlton Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Plymouth v Charlton Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Plymouth v Charlton

Plymouth v Charlton Betting Tips and Odds

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

Overview

Derek Adams’ Plymouth welcome Charlton to Home Park in their first home League One game since 2011. The Pilgrims finished second in League Two last season to end their six year stay in the Football League’s basement division and they’ll be desperate to make an impact in their new but familiar surroundings. But the new campaign hasn’t started ideally after losing their opening two fixtures so there’s a little bit of pressure on them here. The visitors finished in 13th position last season after suffering relegation in 15/16 and they’ll be eager to improve on that. Karl Robinson’s men are one of the favourites for promotion and they’ve had a great start to the year, winning their opening two fixtures.

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Karl Robinson’s men have started the season impressively but this will be a big test

Home Park hosts League One football for the first time in six years

Last year was a magnificent one for everyone involved with Plymouth Argyle. The Pilgrims finally secured that elusive promotion from League Two that they had been craving for some time, ending their six year spell in the fourth tier. Now the aim is to at least consolidate in League One and they’ve been given a reminder as to how unforgiving this division can be after losing their opener last weekend. They made the trip to promotion hopefuls Peterborough United, backed by huge following from the Green Army but the party atmosphere was killed after just four minutes when Gary Sawyer scored an unfortunate own goal. It was a difficult blow to come back from and it proved to be a fatal blow, with the hosts adding another just after half-time.

Gregg Wylde scored a consolation on 76 minutes to give their fans hope but it proved to be too little too late. They followed it up with a tough trip to Championship outfit Bristol City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night. They were always going to find it difficult and quite frankly, the less said about it the better. They named a strong side but were still put to the sword by a rotated Robins side, going down 5-0 with four of those goals coming in the first half. It’s given Adams a huge wake up call and they can’t afford to replicate those performances in the league or they’ll be in big trouble. Their top players really need to come to the forefront for them here and they don’t come much better than Graham Carey. He’s the talisman for this Pilgrims side and comes into 17/18 on the back of his greatest ever season (14G 15A).

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Graham Carey will be eager to make an impression in Plymouth’s first home game of the campaign

Charlton going for three wins from three

Charlton Athletic are a huge club to be in League One but they’ve discovered first hand just how difficult it can be to get out. They were relegated back in 15/16 and were one of the favourites to make an instant return to the Championship, but instead they got through three managers and slumped to a thirteenth placed finish. Karl Robinson is the man tasked with bringing the good times back to The Valley and after an inconsistent start to his tenure back in November, they’re starting to look like a settled side. He’s made some excellent additions in the form of Billy Clarke, Tariqe Fosu, Ben Reeves and Mark Marshall to an already strong squad and they’ll surely improve on last years showing.

They kicked off the season with a very difficult game on paper against Darrell Clarke’s Bristol Rovers on home soil and despite losing Lee Novak to a dismissal after just six minutes they managed to pick up a big three points. Patrick Bauer scored the only goal of the game just before the interval to secure the win, but it took an awful lot of top defending for them to hang on and it would’ve given them a big morale boost. They then backed it up with a potential banana skin in the EFL Cup against League Two side Exeter. They fell behind just after half-time but fought back to win 2-1 courtesy of efforts from Regan Charles-Cook and Billy Clarke to secure their place in the second round.

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Charlton come into this one on a high after winning their first two games of the season

Odds

There’s little separate these two sides in what looks one of the tightest games of the weekend in League One. Plymouth come in as narrow favourites to come out on top with them best priced at 6/4 with bet365. If you fancy the visitors to come out on top you can get them at 7/4 with BetVictor – the draw is available at 12/5 (BetVictor).

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Match to be drawn: (Best Priced at 12/5 at BetVictor) BET HERE

Graham Carey to score anytime: (Best Priced at 12/5 at bet365) BET HERE

BTTS: (Best Priced at 3/4 at betway) BET HERE

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