Charlton Athletic are four points back of a League One promotion playoff place with a game in hand. On Tuesday night, the Addicks will cash-in their game in hand against fourth-place Lincoln City. The Imps are on the verge of promotion playoff qualification but could still fall out of the top six. If they lose their last two games and Oxford United, Blackpool and Portsmouth all win, then Michael Appleton’s team could be eliminated from playoff contention.
Charlton Athletic are eighth in the league on 68 points. They are four points off of the final playoff place occupied by Portsmouth. If the Addicks can win the rest of their fixtures, they would finish with 74 points which is currently fifth-place Blackpool’s points total. Manager Nigel Adkins must lead Charlton Athletic to victory in their final two games and hope the teams around them drop points.
Lincoln City won the reverse fixture between the teams at home. The Imps were 2-0 winners in the teams’ previous game thanks to goals from Jorge Grant and Lewis Montsma on either side of halftime. The fixture saw seven yellow cards handed out.
The Imps are unbeaten in back-to-back League One games. They are coming off of a 3-3 draw versus Petersborough United last weekend. Charlton Athletic, on the other hand, have drawn back-to-back games. Can they keep hopes of making the promotion playoffs alive versus Lincoln City?
Charlton Athletic vs Lincoln City Betting Odds
Charlton Athletic collected nine points from the last 18 available to them in the league. They were excellent in defence allowing just five goals to opponents while 11 were scored in attack. The Addicks’ hopes of making the playoff did take a dent over the course of the last two weeks. Charlton Athletic could only manage a 2-2 draw versus Crewe and a 1-1 draw against Accrington. Adkins’ team are winless in three straight games.
Leading sportsbooks have Charlton Athletic at odds of 23/20 to win at home against Lincoln City on Tuesday night. Charlton Athletic have been poor at The Valley in 2020-21. They have taken just 25 points from 63 available to them at The Valley while posting a –4-goal difference.
Lincoln City are at odds of 5/2 to win away from home on Tuesday night. Appleton’s team are in good form going into the game. They took 13 points from the last 18 available in the Championship. Lincoln City have the Championship’s best away points total. They have taken 45 points from a possible 66 away from home. Their last four road games all ended without defeat.
Charlton Athletic manager Adkins has made a vow that the team will make the playoffs. They must win out in their final two games of the campaign to make the postseason. They also need help from other teams.
Charlton Athletic vs Lincoln City Team News
Ryan Inniss is in line to play against Lincoln City on Tuesday night. Inniss was out for a long period with an injury. Adkins is desperate to get him back into the team for the playoff push. Diallang Jaiyesimi maybe a little bit further away in the race to be fit to play.
Charlton Athletic are led in goals by Chuks Aneke with 14. Conor Washington has added 11 of his own to the team’s total. Charlton Athletic have gone slightly off the boil in recent weeks and need the duo to step up and score goals against the Imps.
Appleton is hopeful forward Brennan Johnson will be fully fit for the match on Tuesday night. Johnson suffered a strained muscle against Shrewsbury Town two weeks ago but the injury wasn’t as bad as first feared. The forward has scored 10 times in 39 matches in League One.
Centre-backs Joe Walsh and Adam Jackson are both injured. The duo has been on the sidelines in recent weeks and could remain there. Jorge Grant leads Lincoln City in goals with 13 in League One. He scored in the reverse fixture between the clubs. Tony Scully has 11 goals of his own.
Charlton Athletic vs Lincoln City Prediction
Both teams to score goals: YES @ 8/11 - BET NOW
Lincoln City won the reverse fixture against Charlton Athletic 2-0. This time around, we should see an improved performance from the Addicks. They must win against Lincoln City to improve hopes of making the promotion playoffs. Charlton Athletic saw their last two matches in the Championship end with both teams scoring. Two of Lincoln City’s last three matches ended with both teams scoring.
Chuks Aneke to score anytime @ 8/5 - BET NOW
Charlton Athletic striker Chuks Aneke has 14 goals this season. He scored in Charlton Athletic’s recent draw against Accrington and has two goals in his last four league matches. Aneke needs to have a big game to help the Addicks’ crack the promotion playoffs. He has 16 goals in 60 matches for Charlton Athletic in all competitions.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 19/20 - BET NOW
Charlton Athletic must win to keep promotion playoff hopes alive. Lincoln City also need to win to qualify for the postseason. Due to the teams needing victories, Adkins and Appleton could set their sides out to attack from the get-go.
Three of Lincoln City’s last six games finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Three of Charlton Athletic’s last six games finished with over 2.5 goals as well. The promotion chasers both have players that can score goals. The playoffs are in sight and Tuesday night’s match is a game in hand for both clubs.
Lincoln City are in much better form going into the Tuesday night fixture. They also have the league’s best away points total. Charlton Athletic have failed to win their last three games. Adkins has a big job on his hands this week. If the Addicks win on Tuesday night, it will set them up nicely for the final day of the League One campaign. A loss and Charlton Athletic will play League One football again next term.
Charlton vs Lincoln Tips
Here are our Charlton vs Lincoln tips for Tuesday's League One match at The Valley.
1. Both teams to score goals: YES @ 8/11
2. Chuks Aneke to score anytime @ 8/5
3. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 19/20
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