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West Ham vs Charlton Prediction & Betting tips
West Ham United and Charlton Athletic almost played together in the championship this season. The Hammers then managed to stay in the Premier League, while the Addicks were relegated to the championship because of a point. Thus, a third division team is now guesting in the East End of London, whereby the favorite role is clearly assigned.
So it is not surprising that in the run-up to the game between West Ham and Charlton, the bookmakers’ odds clearly turn towards the Hammers, which can be seen in the odds comparison of the betting base.
At West Ham against Charlton, the prognosis must also take into account that the start of the season for the Londoners went badly in a 2-0 home defeat against Newcastle. The Hammers do not go into the cup with the greatest self-confidence, especially since the already much more important derby against Arsenal is on Saturday.
Against this background, we expect a B-Elf, which means that despite the class difference between the two clubs, which cannot be dismissed out of hand, it is possible to play the tip at West Ham against Charlton that the guests can at least keep up. We see the greatest value in the bet on the draw at break.
In 2003 and 2011 West Ham United was relegated to the championship twice, but was able to quickly fight their way back to the Premier League in both cases. Currently, the Hammers have been an integral part of the top English league since 2012 and managed to stay up in the 2019/20 season.
Five points was the lead on a direct relegation place, which gave the club from the East End of London in 16th place in the final table.
Those responsible stuck to David Moyes, who took over as coach at the Hammers shortly before the turn of the year. Under the Scots it should actually be a little quieter this season. However, the 2-0 opener defeat by Newcastle showed that West Ham might again not be a candidate for the top half of the table.
It is all the more important that points are scored promptly in the Premier League in order to avoid a false start. The opening program could hardly have meant it worse with the Hammers. One after the other, the Irons now have to face Arsenal, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Just because of this mammoth program until the end of October, we assume that David Moyes will give preference to a B-Elf in the EFL Cup in order to spare his stars for the London derby against the Gunners.
Exactly this fact must be taken into account in the tip at West Ham against Charlton. The second garrison of the Londoners still has enough quality to beat a third division club. However, it won’t be a sure-fire success, which is why we are doing well with the tip on the draw at break.
In 2007 Charlton Athletic – in 1947 already overall winner of the FA Cup – rose from the Premier League. Since then, the Addicks have been miles away from a return to the upper house of English football.
Instead, it went down to League One for the first time in 2009, in which Charlton needed three years between 2009 and 2012 and between 2016 and 2019 to make the return to the championship. If this rule remains in place, the Red Robins will now have the first of three more years in the third division.
Lee Bowyer’s troops rose very tightly because of a single point behind Barnsley, which resulted in several departures. Several loans, including West Ham’s Josh Cullen, were not renewed. Top performers like Tom Lockyer, Lyle Taylor or Naby Sarr all went.
There isn’t much on the plus side, however. With Alex Gilbey, Conor Washington and Dylan Levitt only three players came to the Addicks, who therefore still urgently need to be active on the transfer market. After all, there are currently only 20 players available in the A-team, which is far too few with the full schedule.
Beating a first division team in the cup could well provide arguments on the transfer market, although the chances of doing so are rated as not too rosy. At West Ham against Charlton, the odds are clearly in the direction of the Hammers.
At least the dress rehearsal was successful for the Addicks on Saturday, when Crewe Alexandra won a 2-0 away win at the start of League One. The traditional club is therefore not without a chance in this duel, but without a doubt needs an absolute creamy day to be able to stay in the EFL Cup after the 3-1 win at Swindon in the first round.
West Ham vs Charlton head to head matches
25.07.15 CF Charlton West Ham 0 : 0
24.02.07 PL Charlton West Ham 4 : 0
19.08.06 PL West Ham Charlton 3 : 1
02.04.06 PL West Ham Charlton 0 : 0
31.12.05 PL Charlton West Ham 2 : 0