Charlton vs Cardiff Match Preview
Charlton will hope that the home advantage for this Saturday will help them in securing a much-needed win. Lord knows how desperate they are for it. Considering the season-long struggles of Cardiff in away ties, a home seems the likely outcome though.
Charlton vs Cardiff Head-to-head (h2h)
The most recent match between the two ended in a goalless draw.
Since 2007, only one win has been posted by a team on the road.
The highest-scoring fixture had nine goals between the squads and saw Charlton winning 5-4.
In the last 12 years, Cardiff has not posted a single win at The Valley.
At this stadium, the hosts scored twice or more in three of the former five fixtures.
Charlton vs Cardiff Prediction
Cardiff was at home the previous match-day, and as has been the case, the venue had been their favorite hunting ground for this season. However, they were not able to rise up to the challenge this time around and conceded a narrow 0-1 defeat to Bristol City.
The sole goal and winner of the fixture had come in the 67th minute, and though the home team tried all three substitutions after that, they could not manage to find the equalizer.
Counterparts Charlton faced a somewhat similar result the prior game week, albeit a more cruel one. After trailing for almost an entire half, they had equalized on the road, against Millwall. However, in the 90+1st minute, the home team found the back of the net, which later became the winner of the game.
As of now, the current form, plus the away handicap makes things considerably harder for Cardiff. They have registered a total of three wins from their former thirteen attempts, and are on a streak of nine straight match-ups away from home, where they remained winless.
In fact, the team has been completely winless this season away from home and conceded twice or more in three of their last four such games.
Moreover, Charlton are desperate for the three points, and if history is any indication, the hosts of the day will come out on the top. The reason being, only once have the hosts of the particular day lost since 2007, in h2h encounters, and at this venue, the home team has not lost at all in the period.
Likely, expect Charlton to make the most of the support of their home crowd, and emerge victorious this weekend.
Charlton vs Cardiff Betting Tips
Double Chance: Charlton or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Charlton +0.5, +1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).