Charlton Athletic vs Doncaster Rovers betting tips: League One play-off match preview and predictions


Charlton vs Doncaster prediction: Charlton 2-1 Doncaster

Can Charlton finish the job they started at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday lunchtime?

Doncaster had the majority of the early chances which included Danny Andrew hitting the crossbar from a long range free-kick.

However, it was the visitors who took the lead when Lyle Taylor smuggled in from close range.

Then, just two minutes later, Joe Aribo smashed in, beating Marko Maroši.

2-0 to Charlton Athletic.

They looked like they were going to take a very healthy lead back to London until very late on.

Matty Blair headed in from close range with just 3 minutes remaining to breath new life into this tie.

Nevertheless, it’s advantage Charlton Athletic so can they finish the job at the Valley?

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Highlights of Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic vs Doncaster Rovers: Who will win?

Charlton beat Doncaster 2-0 at the Valley back in November and they are 19/20 to repeat that win.

Doncaster must win this match but are 3/1 to do that.

A draw will do for Charlton and that’s 12/5.

Over 2.5 goals is evens.

Both teams to score is 5/6.

Charlton to win and both teams to score is 3/1

The Addicks are 1/8 to qualify; Donny are 9/2 to make Wembley.

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Lyle Taylor got his 25th goal of the season in the first leg. He is 16/5 to score first and 13/10 to net anytime.

Joe Aribo now has 10 goals to his name. He’s 6/1 to score first and 5/2 to once again sore anytime.

John Marquis has scored 25 goals for Doncaster this season. He is 11/2 to score first and 9/4 to make that 26.

Both John Marquis and Lyle Taylor to score is 7/1.

Both Joe Aribo and Lyle Taylor to score is 17/2.

Both Mallik Wilks and John Marquis to score is 12/1.

Both Alfie Beestin and Mark Marshall to score is 28/1.

Charlton Athletic vs Doncaster Rovers: Match preview

Will it be Charlton going to Wembley?

They were in the Premier League as recently as 12 years ago but have been relegated from the Championship twice in that time.

Sunday’s first leg win continued their recent great form.

Lee Bowyer’s side hammered Rochdale 4-0 in their final regular season game.

They’ve amassed 11 wins from their last 14 games, losing just 1 of those.

Charlton were not outside the play-off places from 8 December onwards and were unlucky to miss out on automatic promotion by just 3 points.

As the side who finished third, they are the favourites in these play-offs so will see off Doncaster and book their place at Wembley?

Donny to cause an upset?

Doncaster have it all to do.

Doncaster were last in the Championship in 2014 but have been down in League 2 since then.

In fact they’ve been either promoted or relegated in 6 of the last 11 seasons but face a tough task to add to that here.

However, Grant McCann’s side did win 13 times in the league this season by two or more goals.

They need to do the same here if it is to be them going to Wembley on Sunday week.

Charlton Athletic team news vs Doncaster Rovers

Lee Bowyer lined-up with a back 3 on Sunday, something they have not done all too often recently.

However, after an outstanding performance, he’s expected to stick with it.

Dillon Phillips will continue in goal ahead of Preston loanee Chris Maxwell.

In defence, Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr is expected to keep his place ahead of Jason Pearce.

Arsenal loanee Krystian Bielik can play in defence and midfield which allows them to switch from one to an other very easily.

Right-back Chris Solly is suspended.

Albie Morgan is likely to keep his place instead of Ben Reeves.

Ahead of them, Joe Aribo gets the free role in this 3-4-1-2 formation.

He’ll be just behind the two strikers.

When Karlan Grant, who’d scored 14 league goals for them this season, left for Huddersfield in January, there were worries as to how this side would score goals.

However, Lyle Taylor has been brilliant filling the void left by his former strike partner.

Taylor has scored 25 goals this season, including the opening goal in the first leg, so can he add another one here?

Will Charlton be heading to Wembley?

Doncaster Rovers team news vs Charlton Athletic

Grant McCann has no injury worries ahead of this huge game so has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Goalkeeper Marko Maroši has started 41 games this season but has kept just 8 clean sheets.

In defence, Andy Butler will captain an unchanged back 4 from the weekend.

Herbie Kane, who’s on loan from Liverpool, will partner Ben Whiteman in midfield.

Ahead of them is a Doncaster Rovers legend.

James Coppinger will make his 604th appearance in this one for the club he joined way back in 2004.

He also signed a 1 year contract extension last week.

Mallik Wilks is expected to keep his place in the side ahead of Tommy Rowe.

Kieran Sadlier will be on the other wing.

Up front will be their main man.

John Marquis has scored 25 goals this season and provided 5 assists meaning he’s been involved in 34% of their goals this season.

Will he add some more in their biggest game of the season so far?

Predicted Charlton Athletic line-up vs Doncaster Rovers

Predicted Charlton Athletic line-up vs Doncaster Rovers

Predicted Charlton Athletic line-up vs Doncaster Rovers.

Predicted Doncaster Rovers line-up vs Charlton Athletic

Predicted Doncaster Rovers line-up vs Charlton Athletic

Predicted Doncaster Rovers line-up vs Charlton Athletic.

The latest tweets from Charlton Athletic pre Doncaster

The latest tweets from Doncaster Rovers pre Charlton

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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