Charlton vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 21/10/2023

Charlton
21/10/23 - 15:00

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Reading

Charlton - Reading

England League 1 - The Valley

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Charlton and Reading face each other in an English League One clash on Saturday, October 21st. This London derby promises to be tense with both teams chasing much-needed 3 points. Our dedicated League One betting tips page gives you more predictions and odds.

Charlton vs Reading predictions and betting tips

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Charlton to Win

  • Charlton have been near-perfect in their last 4 home matches W3 D1. 
  • Reading have earned just 1 point from their last 4 league games. 
  • The Royals also have the worst away record in the division – 6 defeats in 6 away matches played. 

Half With Most Goals: Second

  • Charlton have scored 82.4%, or 14 out of 17, of their goals so far in the second half. 
  • Reading also scored the vast majority of their goals after the break – 77.7% or 7 out of 9. 
  • In 4 of the last 6 H2Hs, there were more goals in the second half. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Charlton vs Reading

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Last Five - Charlton

13/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Goztepe

Goztepe

Charlton

Charlton

1

3

W

06/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Dartford

Dartford

Charlton

Charlton

1

6

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Charlton

Charlton

1

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Charlton

Charlton

1

1

D

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Charlton

Charlton

1

1

D

Last Five - Reading

06/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Watford

Watford

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Burton Albion

Burton Albion

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Reading

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Charlton odds: 9/10 (1.90) – 52.6% Probability

Draw odds14/5 (3.80) – 26.3% Probability

Reading odds16/5 (4.20) – 23.8% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Charlton to be the expected winners in this match, with a 52.60% win probability. Regarding other markets, May to Score Anytime is worth considering in our opinion at 11/10 (2.10). 

Charlton – Reading preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Charlton vs Reading lineups.

Charlton

Charlton have changed their fortunes since changing managers. The Addicks are undefeated in the 5 games since Michael Appleton took over (W3 D2). Last time around a 2-2 home draw vs Blackpool saw first points being dropped at the Valley under the new management after 3 consecutive home wins before that. 

Charlton now gearing up for a London derby that has not seen a draw in any of the last 9 clashes between the teams – 4 wins for Charlton and 5 for Reading. 

Starting goalkeeper Isted is out injured and the inexperienced Maynard-Brewer will be starting for now. Charlton’s options in midfield remain seriously restricted too with regulars Taylor and Camara missing from that area due to injuries. 

Predicted Lineup:

Maynard-Brewer (GK), T. Watson, Jones, Hector, Thomas, Dobson, L. Watson, Leaburn, Tedic, Blackett-Taylor & May 

Reading

Reading’s poor form continued with a 1-2 away loss vs Leyton Orient. The display was very shaky and the motivation looked visibly low. The Royals have now earned just 1 point from their last 4 league games and they lost 6 out of 6 away matches played. 

Reading are still up for sale with no buyers found yet. The club’s finances remain in an awful state and this is affecting the morale of the squad as they wait for delayed wages. 

Reading continue to be missing some important players due to injuries. Experienced striker Smith has been absent in attack lately and he remains out. Also, the midfield line is depleted with all of Mbengue, Camara and Ejaria still in rehabilitation. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Button (GK), Bindon, Dean, Abbey, Carson, Vickers, Wing, Savage, Knibbs, Azeez & Kelvin 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Miles Leaburn

Charlton's 19-year-old striker Miles Leaburn is having a breakthrough year and he comes into this match very high on confidence. 

Leaburn scored 3 goals in Charlton's last 3 matches. He also contributed 2 assists in the last 2 home games. The young forward simply can't get enough of this right now and he will certainly fancy his chances against the very shaky Reading defence. 


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