Charlton vs Doncaster Rovers - Hosts can do the double in playoff return leg

Charlton tipped to make home advantage count against Doncaster at the Valley
The Valley
Charlton look set to make the most of recent good home form in clash with Doncaster Rovers (Getty Images)

Charlton vs Doncaster Rovers Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Charlton are expected to be too strong for Doncaster Rovers in their English League One playoff semi final second leg at the Valley. The hosts claimed a win in the first leg and having won eight of their last nine matches, are in good form and should win at odds of 2.00.

Charlton Athletic FC Form & Team News


Charlton were impressive in the first leg as they claimed a 2-1 victory at the Keepmoat Stadium. They took a two-goal lead in the first half through Lyle Taylor and Joe Aribo before Doncaster pulled one back three minutes from time.

The Addicks are in excellent form heading into Friday's clash having won eight of their last nine matches. Lee Bowyer's men are also on a six-match winning run at home making them a good bet at 2.00 to claim another victory. 

Taylor has been excellent for Charlton throughout the season with 22 goals to his name. The striker was on target in the first leg and will be a popular choice in the goalscorers market.

Lee Bowyer
Lee Bowyer's Charlton side have won eight of their last nine matches (Getty Images)

Doncaster Rovers FC Form & Team News


Doncaster have an uphill task in Friday's second leg after suffering a 2-1 defeat at home on Sunday. They were guilty of wasting several goalscoring opportunities and had to wait till the 87th minute to grab a consolation through Matty Blair.

Rovers finished 15 points behind Charlton in the regular season and do not head into Friday's clash in good form having claimed just one win in their last five matches. They have also claimed just one win in their last 10 away matches, placing them at 3.75 to secure an unlikely triumph at the Valley while a draw is set at odds of 3.40.

Midfielder James Coppinger is a major doubt for Grant McCann's team after being withdrawn at halftime in the first leg. John Marquis is expected to continue as the lone man in attack but the striker has scored just three goals in his last 10 matches. 

Charlton vs Doncaster Rovers Head to Head


Charlton have a 5-3 edge with two draws from 10 previous matches against Doncaster Rovers. The Addicks are also unbeaten in three of the last four meetings between both teams at the Valley.

Charlton vs Doncaster Rovers Match Up


Taylor will be the one to watch for Charlton on Friday having scored eight goals in his last 10 matches. With Joe Aribo's creativity and goal threat from midfield, the hosts will be confident of once again getting the better of Doncaster.

Coppinger's potential absence could be a major blow to Doncaster as the midfielder is pivotal to the team. With Marquis also struggling for goals at the moment, the visitors are expected to find things difficult at the Valley.

Lyle Taylor
Topscorer Lyle Taylor has been in good form for Charlton and should be a key man for the hosts (Getty Images)

Charlton vs Doncaster Rovers Key Statistics


  • Charlton have won 8 of their last 9 matches (EFL League One).
  • Charlton have won their last 6 home matches (EFL League One).
  • Doncaster Rovers have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches against Charlton (EFL League One).

Verdict


Charlton are playing with plenty of confidence at the moment and have won their last six home matches. With Doncaster Rovers struggling on their travels lately, the hosts are tipped to win at odds of 2.00.

Best Bet: Charlton Win @ 2.00 at bet365 – 3 Units
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