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Charlton Athletic vs Birmingham City - Victory for the Addicks

Charlton Athletic are well positioned to continue their fine run of form with a routine victory over Birmingham City
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Charlton Athletic are tipped to defeat Birmingham City this weekend (Getty Images)

Charlton Athletic vs Birmingham City Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips  


An in-form Charlton Athletic welcome Birmingham City to the Valley in the EFL Championship this weekend. The two teams have had very different starts to the campaign and Charlton look well-positioned to extend their six game unbeaten run at odds of 2.20 with bet365. 

Charlton Athletic Form & Team News

 
Charlton Athletic come into Saturday’s match on a fine run of form. The Addicks are unbeaten in their opening six Championship matches this season. Their last match was a 1-0 victory against Brentford with Conor Gallagher grabbing the winning goal. 

Charlton’s form at The Valley has been the key to their success. Manager Lee Bowyer has overseen 11 victories in the club’s last 14 matches at the stadium. Lyle Taylor has also been vital, with the striker netting five times so far this season. 

Taylor is likely to partner Gallagher up front against Birmingham as the club face no fresh injuries or suspensions. New signing Adam Matthews could slot into the team at right-back after impressing on trial in recent weeks. 

The Addicks are priced at 2.20 with bet365 to pick up the victory on Saturday, which is an excellent value bet given their exceptional form at the moment. This is one of my tips for the encounter. 

Birmingham City Lukas Jutkiewicz
Lukas Jutkiewicz has been a key player for Birmingham this campaign (Getty Images)

Birmingham City Form & Team News

 
Birmingham City come into this match off the back of a 2-1 home victory against struggling Stoke City. The Blues won the match thanks to goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and substitute Jude Bellingham. 

They have had a lot of success at home this season but have been very poor away. Their last three away games have all ended in a 3-0 defeat. Their most recent saw them comfortably defeated by league leaders Swansea City. 

Jude Bellingham may be handed a start for the Blues on Saturday away at Charlton following his goal heroics against Stoke. The Blues will be without winger Jefferson Montero after he recently picked up a thigh injury. New signing Bernard Sun could also be given a run out. 

Birmingham are priced at 3.25 to pick up the victory here. This seems unlikely given their recent away form. A draw is priced at 3.30. 

Charlton Athletic vs Birmingham City Head to Head 


Charlton have the advantage over Birmingham in head to head matches. The clubs have played each 42 times, with Charlton picking up 18 victories and Birmingham have registered ten. Their last outing was in April 2016 in a match which Charlton won 2-1. 

Charlton Athletic vs Birmingham City Match Up 


Charlton have been one of the biggest surprises of the Championship season so far. Lee Bowyer’s men have brought an exciting brand of football to the division and have utilised the attacking power of players like Lyle Taylor well. 

Birmingham’s poor run of form away from St Andrews suggests that they are going to be in for another rough ride at The Valley. 

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Charlton Athletic are unbeaten in six matches this season (Getty Images)

Charlton Athletic vs Birmingham City Key Statistics 


  • Charlton Athletic have won 11 of their last 14 matches at home in all competitions. 
  • Charlton Athletic are unbeaten in 6 matches in the Championship. 
  • Birmingham City have lost their last 3 away matches in all competitions. 
  • Birmingham City have conceded 3 goals in their last 3 away matches.

Verdict

Charlton Athletic have been one of the surprise packages of the Football League so far this season and they should have enough in the tank to overcome a Birmingham side who have struggled on their travels. 

Best Bet: Charlton Athletic Win @2.20 at bet365 - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Lyle Taylor @2.25 at bet365 - 1 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Lyle Taylor @4.75 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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