Competition: League One
Market: Northampton double chance
Odds: 19/20 @ 1xBet
Looking to spring an upset on Tuesday night, Northampton will travel to the Valley when they meet a struggling Charlton.
Starting with the hosts, while some in Charlton’s camp might have opened up the 2023/24 campaign with their sights set on mounting a genuine play-off charge, the Addicks find themselves at the heart of a major League One nightmare. Last seen over the weekend putting in another worrying display as they slumped to a deserved 2-0 loss away at Burton, Michael Appleton has a real job on his hands at the Valley. Now looking over their shoulder at the drop zone and coming under a huge amount of scrutiny, the former Portsmouth boss finds his side in the midst of an 11-match winless run across all competitions. With that woeful extended blip stemming all the way back to a 2-1 victory against Cheltenham on November 28th, Charlton have also gained a reputation for their continued struggles on home soil. Including back-to-back 2-1 losses against Oxford and Peterborough since opening the New Year, it should be highlighted that Appleton’s men are without a win from any of their previous four contests at the Valley.
As for the visitors, although Northampton might have only made their League One return this season, the Cobblers are enjoying a recent purple patch. Last seen over the weekend picking up a 1-1 stalemate against promotion hopefuls Wigan, the mood in Jon Brady’s camp should be at a real high. Opening the New Year with a 1-0 win against Cheltenham, Tuesday’s guests have lost just one of their previous seven appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to December 2nd. Signing off 2023 with an eye-catching 2-1 victory away at Lincoln, Northampton should be relishing a trip to the capital in midweek. Skyrocketing their way up the League One standings and breaking their way into the top-half, Brady’s side could be smelling a potential opportunity here. Given what has been a huge recent gulf in class between Tuesday’s opponents, an away double chance can be found at appealing odds.
Bet: Northampton double chance against Charlton 19/20 for Tuesday’s League One matchup @ 1xBet