If they are to sneak into the play offs, where they are three points behind Reading, tomorrow's fixture at The Valley is a 'must win' game for Blackburn Rovers. However, they have been beset with inconsistency all season which reflects the challenge of rebuilding with a young squad: Rovers
Blackburn are currently 2nd in the form table while Charlton are 16th. This reflects a good run of away form for Rovers who have been unbeaten in their last five away games.
Charlton have, however, started to find the back of the net. One can speculate about the reasons for Marvin Sordell's recovery of form. I would agree with those who say he is not a very good player, but I am quite happy if he starts scoring for us at this stage of the season. Fans from Charlton and Bolton were engaging in mutual appreciation of the player on the way back from the Bolton gave as they formed a Marvin Sordell fan club.
If Charlton could win tomorrow, they would be as good as safe. Even a draw would be helpful, given the games that teams around us have. Reading will want to win at Doncaster to sustain their play off challenge and it is difficult to see Barnsley winning at Boro or Blackpool at Wigan. QPR versus Millwall could be a draw as could Birmingham versus Leeds.
I am going for a 2-1 win for the Addicks. Odds are: Charlton 7/4, Draw 23/10, Blackburn 6/4.
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