Shrewsbury v Charlton Betting Tips & Odds – 13/05/18

Shrewsbury v Charlton Betting Tips & Odds – 13/05/18

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Shrewsbury v Charlton Betting Tips & Odds

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

Overview

The second chapter of this play-off semi-final doesn’t have much to live up to, after a drab affair was settled by a moment of brilliance from Jon Nolan, giving the Shrews a 1-0 win. Shrewsbury threw everything they had at automatic promotion this season, and finished eight points ahead of the chasing pack, but ultimately fell short of Blackburn and Wigan. Both sides won their away fixture 2-0 against their play-off rivals this season, Josh Magennis’ late strike helped Charlton to the win in the more recent of the fixtures.

Jon Nolan

Shrewsbury Town’s Jon Nolan settled the first-leg with a wonder strike

Shrews Miss Out

Despite claiming 87 points this season, a record in the third-tier for the club, Shrewsbury missed out on automatic promotion after a run of just two wins in their final eight games. With the majority of their campaign spent occupying the top 3, The Shrews managed to bounce back well to win the first leg of this play-off semi-final 1-0. The team finishing third in the league has only won the play-offs once in the last 7 seasons, having lost steam after failing to make the automatic places. This will be Shrewsbury’s fourth play-off outing, but they’re yet to gain promotion through them, having lost the League Two final in 2007 & 2009, and the semi-final in 2011. Their poor play-off record also extends to goals, having managed just the sole goal in their last 5 play-off matches, and have gone scoreless in their last 3. Though, Shrewsbury’s strong defence bodes well for the play-offs, having conceded just 39 goals, the second least in the league. In fact, their defence has been so astute that they’ve still managed to make the top 3 without a player inside the leagues top 20 goal scorers, Stefan Payne being their most prolific with 11. There have been under 2.5 goals in 6 of the Shrews last 7 games, making under 2.5 goals look a good bet at 8/15.

Paul Hurst

Shewsbury Town’s manager Paul Hurst’s side have conceded just 39 goals this season

Bowyer’s Addicks On Form

Charlton managed to secure their play-off place with a sixth placed finish the season, and they’ll be pleased to know that the team who finishes sixth has won the play-off final in each of the last two seasons. Since Lee Bowyer arrived at the valley in March, only Scunthorpe (4) have conceded fewer goals than Charlton (5). Their form has been good since Bowyer’s arrival, one losing 4 of their 11 games under their new leader. He will take charge of Charlton’s first play-off adventure in 8 seasons, having not made them since they lost to Swindon in the semi-finals back in 2010. Their previous play-off experience came in 1998 when they reached the Premier League, after winning on penalties after a 4-4 draw with Sunderland. Alongside Shrewsbury, the Addicks last 8 games have featured under 2.5, furthering the validity of an under 2.5 goals bet. Tariqe Fosu has returned to training after missing out with a hamstring injury, and could be fit to feature on the bench for Charlton.

Charlton Athletic Manager Lee Bowyer has conceded just 5 goals in his tenure

Recommended Bets:

Under 2.5 Goals (Best priced at 8/15 with Ladbrokes) – BET HERE

Stefan Payne to score anytime (Best priced at 15/8 with BET365) – BET HERE

Shrewsbury to win (Best priced at 13/10 with SkyBet) – BET HERE

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