Charlton Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tip Draw & BTTS – 7 August 2021

All square in the capital on Saturday night

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Charlton Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday
7th August 1730hrs
Football – England – EFL League One
Pick Draw & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 1522 GMT, Friday 6 August

One of the standout games on the opening weekend of the EFL League One season is Saturday night’s tasty affair between Nigel Adkins’ Charlton Athletic and Darren Moore’s Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls slipped back into the third tier after a forgettable EFL Championship campaign last season, but the Sheffield side will be looking for an instant return. However, Charlton are also among the favourites for promotion. This promises to be a belter at The Valley.

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Charlton Athletic Preview – Will the Addicks get off to a flying start?

Charlton Athletic missed out on the play-offs last season, finishing in seventh place. They ended level on points with Oxford United, though the Addicks lost out on the final day due to a slightly inferior goal difference.

Nigel Adkins took over in March and Charlton’s form and results improved drastically. During his reign, Athletic lost just one League One match. Adkins is an experienced coach, and Charlton could be the ones to watch out for in the title race this season. Only Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday are available at shorter odds right now.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1525 GMT, Friday 6 August)

Getting three points against one of their potential title rivals on the opening weekend will send out a huge signal of intent to the other fancied clubs. The home win on Saturday is priced at 6/4.

Sheffield Wednesday Preview – Can the Owls bounce back?

Sheffield Wednesday had a drab season in the Championship last time around, never recovering from the points deduction. Darren Moore arrived from Doncaster Rovers late on but could not turn the club’s fortunes around. Wednesday ended up finishing rock bottom with just 41 points to their name.

Moore’s men ended their campaign in poor fashion, winning only one of the last seven. They suffered relegation on the final day after only managing a 3-3 draw with fellow strugglers Derby County. Wednesday have already played one competitive match this season, losing on penalties in the Carabao Cup to Championship side Huddersfield Town.

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Sheffield Wednesday are among the title favourites, and the club from the Steel City have to dust themselves down and get off to a strong start. A draw at The Valley on the opening weekend would not be a bad result.


Charlton Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Advice

These two last went head-to-head in the 2019-20 Championship season. The Owls did the double over the Addicks, winning 3-1 at The Valley and 1-0 at Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday have a good recent record in this fixture, winning the last three. Charlton have won just one of the previous six.


Key Facts – Charlton Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tip

  • Charlton missed out on the play-offs on goal difference last season
  • Sheffield Wednesday finished bottom of the 2020-21 Championship
  • The Owls have won the last three meetings, scoring seven goals along the way


This is arguably the standout match from the opening weekend of the League One season. These two clubs should be there or thereabouts in the hunt for promotion this term, and this one could go either way at The Valley.

We fancy these two evenly matched sides to play out an entertaining draw in the capital. Back the draw and both teams to score 7/2. The 2-2 draw at 14/1 has also caught the eye.


The best betting odds for Charlton Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday

Charlton Athletic to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Sheffield Wednesday to win: 9/5 at Bet365