Friday, 4 March 2016

Never say die

I had lunch with my London boss today. He is a Fulham supporter and he was impressed with Charlton's away support who kept singing when they were 3-0 down and in the pub afterwards.

A good friend is a season ticket holder at Brentford. Their strategy is to consolidate in the Championship until they get their new stadium when they will be able to tap into the affluent south-west London market. But, be warned, Katrien was also targeting that in her search for new customers.

Brentford have conceded exactly once in each of their past four home league meetings with Charlton (W1 D2 L1). Charlton are unbeaten in two league visits to Griffin Park but have not gone three without defeat since their first three trips there in the 1920s.

The Bees have lost seven of their past 10 league games (W2 D1), including each of the past three away games, and have not lost four or more on the road since February 2011 (five losses). The Addicks have only won once in eight away league games (D1 L6), conceding 25 goals (3.1 goals per game).

Charlton have made more errors leading directly to goals than any team this season (9). The Addicks have conceded more goals via set-pieces (not including penalties) than any other team this season.

Jordan Cousins should return after being out injured.

With relegation a near certainty, they are now playing for honour.

Odds are: Brentford 4/6, Draw 3/1, Charlton 4/1.


Dave said...

Honour - ha ha ha ha

Dave said...

Playing for honour? Three points to Brentford.