Shrewsbury v Charlton Betting Tips & Odds – 17/04/18

Shrewsbury v Charlton Betting Tips & Odds – 17/04/18

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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

Tuesday night we see Shrewsbury take on Charlton at New Meadow, for a League One clash. Both teams still have a lot to play for in the League with very few games left in the season, neither team can afford to drop points. Shrewsbury have defied all the odds and doubters and are still in the running for an automatic promotion place. They’re only five points behind Blackburn in second and dropping points here could end any real hope they’ve got of finishing inside the top two. Charlton will not make it easy for them. After losing on the weekend they will want to get back to winning ways to move into the playoff places. Lee Bowyer has got Charlton playing well since becoming Caretaker in late March and will want to continue his good run to stake a claim to get the job permanently.

Charlton Athletic Lee Bowyer

Charlton Athletic Manager Lee Bowyer is looking to guide his team into the playoffs

Shrewsbury looking to put Wembley woes behind them

Shrewsbury’s target for the start of the season was to avoid relegation after making a great escape at the end of the last campaign. Against all the odds they’ve been challenging for promotion and have been top of the table for the majority of the season. They’ve had a great season in League One and also made it into the Checkatrade Trophy final, losing against Lincoln City 1-0 last week. Paul Hurst will want his players to put that disappointment behind them and focus on the promotion push in League One. With a game in hand against Blackburn in second this game is important to close the gap. Failing to win here will leave them five points behind Blackburn with four games to go and will find it hard to make up the points.

It is Shrewsbury’s home form that has put them in this fantastic position. They’ve only lost at New Meadow three times this season and have dominated games there. The Shrews are not a team that score a flurry of goals, with Stefan Payne top scoring with ten, but they’re organised very well and rarely concede goals. With only twelve opposition goals at New Meadow and eleven clean sheets they’ve really made their home ground a fortress this season. However, they will be missing a key cog in their defence for this fixture with Omar Beckles picking up a red card against Bradford last time out and will be serving a ban for this game. This shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Paul Hurst side with players capable to come in and do a job.

Paul Hurst

Shrewsbury Town’s manager Paul Hurst has done a great job in the last 18 months

Charlton trying to keep playoff hope alive

Charlton have been flirting with the playoff places all season, currently two points outside the top six a win here will be important to keep up with the pace of the other playoff hopefuls. Lee Bowyer got off to a great start as Charlton manger, beating two playoff rivals in his opening three games, Plymouth 2-0 and Rotherham 3-1. However, Charlton are reverting back to how they were playing before Karl Robinson departed. With the new manager effect seeming to be over they’ve now failed to win in their last three games, after Bowyer winning his opening three games. They’ve only four games left to play this season and a win here will move them into the playoff places.

Charlton have had some issues behind the scene throughout this campaign, with the current owner set to sell the club at the end of the season. It can be said that this has effected the club on field performances. They have a good squad that is capable of making the playoffs, however, the loss of danger man Ricky Holmes has had a negative effect on their form since January. Ricky Holmes’s ability to pick the ball up and go past players gave Charlton an out when defending as well as causing the opposition some problems going forward. A player like Holmes has been missed in recent games. Charlton have lost their last two games failing to score in both, coming up against a well organised Shrewsbury team they may go goalless again.

Charlton

Charlton can move into the playoffs with a win here

Recommended Bets:

Shrewsbury to win to Nil: (Best Priced at 23/10 with Ladbrokes) BET HERE

Under 2.5 goals: (Best Priced at 8/13 with skybet) BET HERE

Draw at half time: (Best Priced at 21/20 with betvictor) BET HERE

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