Competition: League One
Market: Bristol Rovers to score over 0.5 goals
Odds: 2/5 @ 888sport
Looking to lay down what would be a real marker at the Valley on Saturday afternoon, Bristol Rovers will make the trip to a struggling Charlton.
Starting with the hosts, while Charlton might have opened the 2022/23 campaign with their sights set on mounting a play-off charge, the Addicks are enduring what is a woeful League One run. Parting ways with Ben Garner earlier in the month and with some in their camp potentially looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the Londoners are now in the midst of a six-match winless run. Last seen putting in a nightmare display while on FA Cup duties as they suffered a 3-1 drumming at the hands of fourth-tier outfit Stockport, Charlton have also gained a reputation for their high-profile struggles at the back. On a run that is highlighted by an action-packed 3-2 defeat at the hands of Plymouth on November 22nd, it should be noted that Saturday’s hosts have failed to record a single clean sheet in any of their last 11 attempts.
As for the visitors, while Bristol Rovers might be tipped as a real underdog this weekend, the Pirates should be smelling the chance to lay down another marker here. Last seen claiming a 1-0 victory at home against Port Vale, Joey Barton’s men have only continued to shine since making their League One return this season. Finding a route into the top-half of the table and with the mood in their camp at a real high, the former Fleetwood boss has seen his side suffer just a single defeat from any of their previous seven matchups across all formats. With that run highlighted by a shock 1-0 win against Peterborough on November 19th, they have also enjoyed an extended flurry on the road. In fact, Barton’s side have lost just one of their last seven showdowns away from the Memorial Stadium – a run that stems back to the middle of September.
Bet: Bristol Rovers to score over 0.5 goals against Charlton 2/5 for Saturday’s League One contest @ 888sport
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