Scoring three wins in a row is not an easy task, whether you are competing in football or trying to bet on who will win in League 1, although the latter might be easier with Stan James Promo Code 2018 for first time users.
Prior to the game, boss Karl Robinson commented: “It would be massive, massive. Three wins in a row at any level of football, is hard, unless you’re Man City. For anybody else three wins on the spin is a very difficult position to find yourself and we’ve put ourselves in a great position.”
Yet, Charlton Athletic managed to do just that last Saturday, after a spectacular victory over Walsall. The Addicks previously defeated Oldham Athletic (1-0) and Bury (1-0).
First goal for the Addicks came on 31 minutes, when Joe Aribo netted from the right side of the six-yard box, assisted by a magnificent Mark Marshall cross. This goal brought game to life, with the Saddlers pushed to press higher up the pitch, and both teams started making some serious attempts, creating several clear-cut chances.
On 35 minutes, Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) hit the crossbar with a dangerous strike from outside the goal area.
Whitney’s men were also attacking fiercely in the last quarter of the first half time. Finally, Erhun Oztumer (Walsall), assisted by Luke Leahy, grabbed an equalizer on 41 minutes, with a header to the bottom right corner, ending the first half time in a draw.
Walsall made an opening attempt in the second half, with Joe Edwards firing against the bar just yards from goal. The second half continued at a blistering pace. Other attempts that came close to scoring were made by George Dobson (Walsall), Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic), Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic), Stephy Mavididi, Tyler Roberts (Walsall), Luke Leahy (Walsall), Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) and Joe Aribo.
73rd minute brought an embarrassing own goal by Kory Roberts (Walsall) and Charlton Athletic took the lead again.
Finally, just one minute before the official end of the game, in 89th minute, Stephy Mavididi, assisted by Tarique Fosu-Henry, put the outcome beyond any doubt, firing against Kinsella and past Liam Roberts with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Charlton dominated the game, having possession 60% of the time, and firing 17 shots compared to 12 by Walsall.
Overall, the game was a thriller, with both teams creating a number of opportunities.
Charlton is currently sixth on the League 1 table, with 46 points. Wigan is first with 60 points, followed by Blackburn and Shrewsbury with 55 points.
Next Saturday the Addicks are playing against Blackpool. Currently, the odds are more in your favour if you are betting on Blackpool, although they are placed significantly lower than Charlton on the league table.
Charlton Athletic vs Walsall: Line-ups
Charlton Athletic: 1 Amos, 20 Solly, 15 Konsa, 26 Lennon, 22 Dasilva, 17 Aribo, 3 Kashi, 7 Marshall, substituted for Ahearne-Grant at 87’minutes, 12 Reeves, substituted for Fosu-Henry at 52’minutes, 16 Mavididi, substituted for Jackson at 90+4’minutes, 9 Magennis
Walsall: 13 Roberts, 15 Kinsella, 24 Roberts, 5 Guthrie, 3 Leahy, 7 Chambers, 2 Edwards, 4 Dobson, 10 Oztumer, 20 Bakayoko, 18 Roberts