FOOTBALL BETTING: Live on SkySports1: Mon 19.45: League 1 playoffs 2nd leg; Charlton v Swindon. Swindon will try to protect a 2-1 lead to make it to Wembley and a chance for promotion .
Swindon are Stan James’ 8/11 favourites to reach the League One play-off final having edged out Charlton 2-1 on Friday but it could be a mistake to overlook the Addicks, at 5/4 with Paddy Power, given that only one goal separates the two sides.
Phil Parkinson’s side are strong at home and with a vociferous crowd behind them, they have enough to edge out the Robins in normal time, a result Ladbrokes rate at 10/11. However, with little to separate the two sides, there’s every chance that Charlton will prevail by a one-goal margin (11/4, bet365) and take the contest to extra time.
Nevertheless, it’s a tough-to-call affair and any stakes on the host should be small as Swindon showed on home soil that they are a more than capable side. Subsequently, if a modest flutter is recommended then punters should seek to maximise a return and that’s why Totesport’s 11/1 for Charlton to progress on penalties is arguably the most eye-catching wager at the Valley, especially as the same firm price Danny Wilson’s side identically to prevail from the spot.
Elsewhere, it may be worth speculating on this clash to follow a similar pattern to the first leg. That one was goalless at the interval, a scenario 888Sport price at 7/4 this time around and banker hunters can tackle Partybets’ 8/15 for the second half to contain more goals than the first. William Hill meanwhile, quote 5/1 for the opening goal to arrive after the hour mark.