Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th May 2019

Hosts to ease through to final

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Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Betting Tips – League One Play-offs, 17th May 19.45pm

Charlton Athletic and Doncaster Rovers meet at The Valley on Friday night for the second leg of their League One play-off semi-final. The Addicks hold a handy lead in the tie after winning the first leg 2-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium last weekend. Charlton are the strong favourites to see the job through and book their place at Wembley Stadium, but can Donny cause an upset in the capital?

Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Betting Odds*

Charlton Athletic 10/11
Draw 13/5
Doncaster Rovers 7/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.)

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Charlton Athletic News and Form

Charlton Athletic were excellent at the Keepmoat Stadium last Sunday, racing into a two-goal lead before half time. Lyle Taylor got them up a running in the 32nd minute, with Joe Aribo doubling the away team’s advantage just two minutes later. Unfortunately for Lee Bowyer’s men, they let a goal in at the other end with just three minutes left to play.

Charlton are a side in terrific form at the moment, winning four in a row since a 2-1 defeat to Oxford United a month back. In fact, their 2-1 victory at the Keepmoat on Sunday was their eighth victory in nine games. Bowyer’s boys have been hard to beat lately, too, losing just once since early February. The Addicks missed out on automatic promotion by three points, but they are favourites to win the play-offs.


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In the regular League One season, only champions Luton Town had a better home record, as Athletic accumulated an impressive 53 points at The Valley. The south London outfit won 16, drew five and lost just two of their 23 home league fixtures. Meanwhile, they have won their last six on their own patch and are unbeaten in 17 at home in the league (13 wins, four draws).

Charlton are priced at 10/11 to win on the night, while you can get them at just 1/8 to qualify. The tie is well and truly in their hands.

Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Head to Head

Charlton picked up four points from the two league meetings this term

Doncaster beat Charlton 2-0 at The Valley in the FA Cup earlier in the season

Donny have not beat the Addicks in league action since 2014

Rovers have won only one of their last six against Charlton


Key-Facts – Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers

  • Charlton have won each of their last six at the Valley
  • Athletic finished 15 points above Rovers in the regular season
  • Donny have won just one of their last ten away from home


Doncaster Rovers News and Form

Doncaster Rovers were blown away by two quickfire Charlton goals in the first leg, although they kept themselves in the tie by reducing the deficit with three minutes left on the clock. Grant McCann’s men are now priced at 5/1 to make it to Wembley and 7/2 to win on the night at The Valley.

Doncaster have struggled away from home in recent months, winning only one of their last ten League One fixtures on the road. However, they did pick up a 2-0 victory at The Valley in an FA Cup tie back in December. In the league meeting on Charlton’s patch, Donny were beaten 2-0 a month earlier.

Despite pipping Peterborough United to the final play-off spot with a 2-0 home win over Coventry City on the final day of the season, Rovers have been in poor form of late. Sunday’s play-off defeat was their third loss in five matches, winning just one of those along the way. The club from South Yorkshire have left themselves with a mountain to climb in the capital on Friday.

Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Tips & Odds

Charlton Athletic to win -1 at 12/5
Charlton Athletic to win to nil at 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.)

Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Predictions

Charlton Athletic win: Charlton have been faultless on home soil in recent months, winning six on the spin at The Valley. After a dominant display at the Keepmoat last weekend, the Addicks will fancy their chances of completing the job on home turf. This could be a comfortable victory for the hosts, so check out the tempting odds of 12/5 for Charlton to win -1. I’m also backing Bowyer’s side to win to nil (21/10) on Friday night.

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