Charlton Athletic host local rivals Brentford in Wednesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash and the visitors are a good bet at 14/5 to upset the odds.
Chris Powell’s side go into the game on the back of a fabulous run of results. Still unbeaten in League One and sitting pretty at the top of the table, the squad are brimming with confidence and are favourites to overcome their London rivals tomorrow evening.
Priced at 17/20 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, they will certainly have their backers, but it could be worth looking at the underdogs to cause a shock.
Brentford have been excellent on the road, winning four out of five away league games, and therefore should not be written off.
A lacklustre performance at the weekend saw them trounced by in-form Huddersfield, but Uwe Rosler’s men will look to instantly bounce back with a victory at The Valley.
In the double chance market, backing Brentford or the draw at 17/20 looks great value.
The Addicks have only suffered one defeat this season – a home defeat to Preston North End in the second round of the Carling Cup – which suggests the cup competitions are not Charlton’s priority this season.
Leading goalscorer Bradley Wright-Phillips was rested for that tie and Paul Benson will probably deputise again, with the prolific Wright-Phillips being saved for Saturday’s League One match against Tranmere Rovers.
With this is mind, the Bees must have a chance and certainly look overpriced, but if punters are finding it hard to call then the draw at an attractive 9/4 in bwin’s 3Way market looks tempting.
Brentford have only conceded three goals away from home this season and as a result currently hold the joint best away defensive record in the league, so with Charlton resting key players, the Addicks may find it difficult to breach the Bees’ sturdy backline.
On the road, Brentford find the back of the net after 34 minutes on average this season. Considering this, and their ability to prevent home teams from scoring a flood of goals, a bet on Brentford to be leading 1-0 at half-time at 5/1 could interest bwin customers.
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