Charlton vs Shrewsbury predictions and betting tips for the League One play-off match on Thursday evening with a goals tip and match prediction included.
The League One play-offs begin with Shrewsbury’s trip to the capital to face Charlton at the Valley. It’s been a terrific season for the Shrews who have exceeded all expectations under Paul Hurst. They’ve shown signs of fatigue towards the end of the season and their 1-0 defeat to already-relegated MK Dons on the final day of the season isn’t the ideal preparation for this game. Hurst has called upon his side to ‘relax’ ahead of this match with the manager used to this kind of scenario. He has been involved in the end-of-season play-offs in seven of the last ten seasons and will know exactly what to expect. Charlton have been brilliant under Lee Bowyer and there is plenty of confidence amongst the squad. He may only be in caretaker charge but the players are clearly performing for the former Leeds midfielder and he firmly believes his players can mentally cope with the forthcoming 180 minutes. See our Charlton vs Shrewsbury betting tips and predictions in the article below:
Shrewsbury’s sudden loss of form is a worry coming into this game and the Shropshire outfit have won just one of their last six games. They have continued to defy expectations all season but this could be a step too far and they are far more likely to pull out a result in the second leg. The first of our Charlton vs Shrewsbury betting tips is Charlton Win which is priced at 21/20 with William Hill.
First legs are always quite tense and nervy and both sides are decent at the back. The Shrews are struggling for goals on the road whilst Charlton have conceded just twice in five home matches. Under 2.5 Goals is priced at 8/13 with Betfair and is the second of our Charlton vs Shrewsbury predictions.
Michael Zyro joined on loan from Wolves and has scored a couple of important goals. He tends to save the majority of his strikes for the Valley and could find the net once again here. Michael Zyro in the anytime goalscorer market is priced at 9/4 with Paddy Power and is the last of our Charlton vs Shrewsbury betting tips.
Charlton have been priced up as the favourites for this first leg and can be backed at 21/20. The draw will be popular, particularly a low-scoring one and can be supported at 21/10. For anyone fancying Shrewsbury to continue their remarkable campaign, they are available at 13/5.
It’s 1/2 for Under 2.5 Goals with a price of 6/4 for there to be three or more goals in this match.
Josh Magennis leads the way in the first goalscorer market and can be backed at 4/1 to net the opener.
All of these odds are from William Hill
Tarique Fosu has shook off an ankle injury earlier than expected and could be fit enough to start on the bench for this tie.
Abu Ogogo has been struggling with injuries during the latter half of the season and may miss this match. Carlton Morris is expected to lead the line once again whilst Stefan Payne and Alex Rodman will be pushing for starts.
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