They were held to a 2-2 draw at newly-promoted rivals Barnsley at the weekend, but returning home should bring some joy for the Addicks. They lost just twice at home in the third tier last term, while they have made such a confident start since promotion that theyre a side for Forest to fear. Charlton were the early favourites for the drop, but seven points from three games go some way to proving what they are capable of at this level.
Now they are hoping that same form will carry them this term, so who better to face than a fellow promoted outfit? Last term 58% of their points came at home, while they were unbeaten at their own ground on their way to promotion. Barnsley winning their opening game of the season and then losing away is no great surprise. They had some issues on their travels, but Oakwell remained a fortress as the Tykes made their way back to the Championship.
That is in part due to some poor displays on the road from the Addicks. Charlton lost here last term, as the hosts beat both of their fellow promoted sides at home last season. They picked up just 40% of their points on the road, which leaves Barnsley as worthy favourites in our eyes. Were backing the hosts to continue their fine record at Oakwell, so were backing a home win. The visitors beat just two top half sides on the road last term, winning at just one of the top eight.
They know how difficult the visit to Barnsley is likely to be, so can the high flying visitors prove themselves at Oakwell? These two sides are fresh out of League One, but Charlton are already sitting pretty in the Championship. With issues on the road hitting them last season, this could be a tough afternoon for the visitors. Or are we about to see the Addicks pegged back after their great start as they slip down the table? Two wins from two have put them into the top two, but could things be about to take a turn for Lee Bowyer and his men?
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They were dominated in their trip to Leeds last time out, conceding plenty of chances despite setting up to play on the back foot. They shouldnt show as much fear against the Addicks, which could lead to more openings for the hosts. They already shipped two goals in their opening clash against West Brom, while their defence could be vulnerable here. The visitors come here with a torrid away record behind them, as they have failed to win 14 of their last 15 trips.
They know how difficult the visit to Barnsley is likely to be, so can the high flying visitors prove themselves at Oakwell? Or are we about to see the Addicks pegged back after their great start as they slip down the table? Two wins from two have put them into the top two, but could things be about to take a turn for Lee Bowyer and his men? With issues on the road hitting them last season, this could be a tough afternoon for the visitors. These two sides are fresh out of League One, but Charlton are already sitting pretty in the Championship.
The road team will likely be a popular bet given that two divisions separated these sides last season and we can see them in many accumulators. A better bet is to take the game to be level at half-time as the Tykes showed in League One they are tough to break down while eeking out a little extra value by taking things to be all-square after 60 minutes also makes sense. A word of caution though it might take a while for them to gel and Oakwell is a fortress as shown with no defeats last season.
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As such, expect the hosts to avoid a loss at the least this match-day, but considering the stature of Forest, their relative surplus of experience in this league, and their determination to get to the playoffs, complemented with the stat that four of the last six overall h2h fixtures, and the last three at this venue having witnessed goals from both teams, the BTTS bet seems promising.
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They cant dwell on that too much though, and need to go back to their 1-0 victory over Fulham at the start of the season when they dominated one of the more fancied teams in this league. If Barnsley bring that kind of performance to the table then just like last season in League One, not many clubs will leave Oakwell with anything.