In truth, Leyton Orient took three points off Charlton last season in a 1-0 win on New Year’s Eve so they are unlikely to be intimidated by a Tuesday trip to the Valley in the Capital One Cup.
Even so, after finishing 19 places apart in the league last season, they are underdogs against Chris Powell’s side, and that’s reflected in the odds as Charlton can be backed to win this at 4/7 (1.57) with Panbet.
Orient’s best hope will be that the Addicks are focused on the start of a Championship campaign that is less than a week away.
Having seen the likes of Hull, Barnsley, Blackpool, Wolves and Watford all struggle to beat lower league opposition in this competition recently, Russell Slade’s men will surely fancy their chances.
Leyton Orient are 27/5 (6.40) to beat Charlton in this one and the draw is available at 3/1 (4.00).
Perhaps the better bet for punters who can see another upset on the cards might be to cover both of these scenarios with the double chance at 29/20 (2.45) with Panbet.
While the matches so far in this tournament point to a potential upset, it is difficult to find too much encouragement in the pre-season form of the two sides.
Charlton have picked up eight wins in pre-season including impressive victories over Sporting Lisbon and Fulham.
In contrast, Orient have lost four of their last six,with the only wins coming against second-string sides.
As a result, the pick of the bets is to back Charlton but it might be worth looking for some value here as opposed to backing them outright.
The home side’s goal difference in the second half of League One games alone was +24 last season – more than any other side.
For that reason, the best pick is to back Charlton to win the second half here at 41/50 (1.82) with Panbet.
But the Addicks’ record early in games was also strong and it would be no surprise if this game went along similar lines to the league game between the teams in March.
That day Charlton scored – and ‘won’ – each half and backing them to lead at HT and win the game here, albeit with a little longer odds, provides good value at 61/50 (2.22) with Panbet.
|Charlton to win second half at 41/50 (1.82) with Panbet
||Charlton at HT/FT at 61/50 (2.22) with Panbet
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