Doncaster Rovers vs Charlton AthleticEnglish League One, KO: 12:30 Apr 2, 2021, The Keepmoat Stadium
Doncaster Rovers are looking to bounce back from a recent slump when they welcome Charlton Athletic to the Keepmoat Stadium for an English League One fixture. They face a dangerous Charlton team who have been on the rise lately and have the quality to hold out for a draw.
Rovers suffered a 1-0 defeat at MK Dons in their previous League One fixture. They barely threatened the Dons defence and struggled to create chances, finishing with just a single attempt on target.
Andy Butler’s men have slipped outside the playoff places following a run of five matches without a win. They are level on points with Blackpool in the final playoff spot and can return to the top six if results go their way this weekend.
Doncaster Rovers will be banking on their record at the Keepmoat Stadium, where they have suffered just one defeat in their last eight matches. They have however kept just one clean sheet in their last six home matches and can count a 3-3 draw against Hull City among their results in that run.
Charlton Athletic are coming off a 2-2 draw against Wimbledon last time out in League One. They took the lead twice through Jayden Stockley and Diallang Jaiyesimi but were pegged back both times.
The Addicks have been in good form in recent weeks and head to the Keepmoat Stadium on a six match unbeaten run. They are also in the mix for a playoff finish and sit just one point behind Blackpool.
Nigel Adkins' men have also impressed on the road and are unbeaten in their last six away matches. However, the defence has been a problem with no clean sheets in the last four matches while they have also conceded four goals in the last two.
How the bookies view it
Friday’s clash is too close to call but Doncaster Rovers are slight favourites among the bookies at 18/11 with SBK. Unibet is offering 19/10 for a Charlton Athletic victory while a draw is set at 12/5 by SBK.
There is little to separate both teams at the moment and they are likely to cancel each other out for a draw.
Head to head
Charlton Athletic have a slight edge in this fixture with six wins from 12 previous matches. Doncaster Rovers have been victorious four times while there have been two draws between both teams.
The Addicks claimed a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Fejiri Okenabirhie is the top scorer for Doncaster Rovers with nine goals and will be the one to watch on Friday. Betfair has the striker at 23/10 to score anytime while the first goal is priced at 6/1 by Betfred.
Striker Conor Washington often carries the attacking threat for Charlton Athletic and has scored 11 goals this season. He is priced at 23/10 by Paddy Power in the anytime goalscorer market while bet365 is offering 11/2 for the first goal.
Anything else catch the eye?
With both teams often shaky at the back, a punt in the goals market could offer some reward. Red Zone is offering 9/10 on both teams to score, over 2.5 goals is valued at 11/10 by BetVictor while over 3.5 goals is set at odds of 37/13 by SBK.
This English League One match between Doncaster Rovers and Charlton Athletic will be played on Apr 2, 2021 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Doncaster Rovers vs Charlton Athletic prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.
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