Since being forced into their first managerial change in over ten years, Wycombe Wanderers have struggled for form and might be slipping away from the play-off positions in League One, making this game against 11th-placed Charlton Athletic, who have picked up some form in recent weeks, a massive game in their season.
Before their recent run of two straight wins against teams in the relegation zone, Charlton were struggling for the first time under manager Dean Holden, going five games without a win, failing to score in four of them after scoring in all nine of his first games in charge.
Dean Holden has had a hard time in it as terms of fixtures in his Charlton tenure so far, with eight of his 16 games in charge coming up against teams inside the top ten, with this game against Wycombe adding one more to this list in which they have struggled under Holden, picking up two wins and two draws in those games and are winless in their last five against teams inside the top ten.
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi’s form has been up-down and up again under Holden, scoring four and assisting once in his first eight games under the new boss, before not grabbing a goal involvement in his next six games but in his last two games, his form has picked up again, picking up a goal and two assists.
Before Gareth Ainsworth departed for QPR, Wycombe were in great form, winning five straight games, keeping four clean sheets and were in the playoff push, but since his departure and the appointment of Matt Bloomfield, their playoff hopes have slowly fallen away.
Bloomfield has managed his side to two wins, a draw and three losses in six games in charge, which has Wycombe currently placed 8th in the league and are now four points off Bolton in the final playoff spot, and with nine games left to play, every match seems important to try and get back into the playoff spots, where they finished last season.
Defensively is where Wycombe have fallen off under Bloomfield, conceding six goals in six games, which seems fine, but compared to conceding six in their last 14 games under Ainsworth, is a big decline, but they might have a confidence looking at Charlton’s recent home form which has seen a draw and three losses in their last four games at The Valley.
Since Wycombe dropped back down to League One last season, they have got the better of their matchups against Charlton, winning both of the fixtures last season, but their meeting earlier this season was a 1-1 draw, with Wycombe taking the lead in the 14th minute through Chem Campbell, before Charlton replied in the 15th minute through Jesurun Rak-Sakyi.
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