League One preview: Can Sunderland edge out victory against Charlton Athletic?

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadium of Light (48707 seats)

A key match in League One as both teams are battling for the top positions. With Sunderland in 3rd position and Charlton Athletic placed 7th, this promises to be an exciting meeting. Read on to find out more!

Insights:
  • Sunderland have the fewest conceded goals (29) in League One

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Sunderland form and stats

Sunderland, who have the fewest conceded goals (29) in League One, have collected 33 points from their League One home games so far after 9-6-4. Sunderland haven’t lost a league-game in twelve attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Shrewsbury Town, 59 days ago.

The home team returns to Stadium of Light after being equal after 90 minutes with Peterborough United (placed 2nd) on their last time out; the League One game ended 1-1. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Oxford United in a game that was won 3-1.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Sunderland have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 17 games) they have won eight times, drawn eight and lost one.

Sunderland are traveling soon after this match as the League One match at Wigan Athletic awaits in three days.

Sunderland are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 27 goals in 19 games. From these home matches, Sunderland have conceded only 18 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Charlton Athletic form and stats

10 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. That’s the product of Charlton Athletic playing as the away team in the League One this season. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Peterborough United game have they lost an away game, meaning Charlton Athletic has taken points from seven away matches in a row.

Two travels in a row for Charlton, whose manager N. Adkins could celebrate last time after the League One win against Doncaster Rovers. Ahead of that match was the away draw versus AFC Wimbledon that ended 2-2.

We have checked recent matches where Charlton have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those eight games were two victories, zero draws and six defeats.

Charlton are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 25 away goals from 20 games (in the league). It's not easy to score on Charlton as they have only conceded 17 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Charlton Athletic - Sunderland 0-0. Head-to-head totals (for the last six meetings): Sunderland won one game, two matches ended with a draw and Charlton Athletic has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: three / three

Top Goalscorers

SunderlandC. Wyke
C. Wyke
23 goals
Charlton AthleticC. Aneke
C. Aneke
12 goals
Charlton AthleticC. Washington
C. Washington
11 goals

Sunderland missing players

Charlton Athletic missing players

Sunderland Charlton Athletic
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
38 19 5 Played P 6 20 38
19 9 2 Won W 3 10 16
14 6 2 Drew D 0 6 11
5 4 1 Lost L 3 4 11
59 27 6 Scored S 6 25 55
29 18 6 Conceded C 6 17 50
95% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 95% 95%
76% 74% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 70% 76%
37% 37% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 17% 20% 42%
21% 21% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 15% 32%
3% 5% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 5% 16%
50% 63% 80% BTTS BTTS 17% 35% 50%
47% 32% 20% Clean Sheets C S 50% 55% 37%
8% 5% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 15% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.3 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 2.3
3 2 1 Red cards R C 2 3 8
 
13.1 12.7 9.8 Shots (avg) S ( 8.5 9.6 10.6
4.6 4.2 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.5 3.2 3.5
34% 34% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 38% 42%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Sunderland have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Sunderland have the fewest conceded goals (29) in League One
  • Sunderland have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (12) in League One
  • Sunderland haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hull City 40 23 7 10 68 32 20 12 3 5 25 10 20 11 4 5 43 22 36 76
2 Peterborough United 39 22 7 10 67 38 19 14 3 2 44 15 20 8 4 8 23 23 29 73
3 Sunderland 38 19 14 5 59 29 19 9 6 4 27 18 19 10 8 1 32 11 30 71
4 Portsmouth 38 19 7 12 56 40 20 8 5 7 27 21 18 11 2 5 29 19 16 64
5 Blackpool 37 18 9 10 50 33 18 9 6 3 26 17 19 9 3 7 24 16 17 63
6 Lincoln City 37 18 8 11 55 40 19 8 3 8 28 26 18 10 5 3 27 14 15 62
7 Charlton Athletic 38 16 11 11 55 50 18 6 5 7 30 33 20 10 6 4 25 17 5 59
8 Ipswich Town 38 17 8 13 41 38 20 11 3 6 22 17 18 6 5 7 19 21 3 59
9 Gillingham 40 17 7 16 56 54 20 9 3 8 28 28 20 8 4 8 28 26 2 58
10 Doncaster Rovers 37 17 6 14 54 48 19 11 4 4 32 20 18 6 2 10 22 28 6 57
11 Accrington Stanley 38 16 9 13 51 52 19 9 5 5 24 16 19 7 4 8 27 36 -1 57
12 Oxford United 39 16 8 15 53 48 19 9 4 6 25 17 20 7 4 9 28 31 5 56
13 Milton Keynes Dons 39 15 9 15 55 54 20 8 7 5 30 25 19 7 2 10 25 29 1 54
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 15 9 14 47 48 19 9 5 5 28 21 19 6 4 9 19 27 -1 54
15 Fleetwood Town 39 14 11 14 42 33 20 8 7 5 24 14 19 6 4 9 18 19 9 53
16 Plymouth Argyle 40 14 10 16 50 63 20 11 4 5 30 27 20 3 6 11 20 36 -13 52
17 Shrewsbury Town 37 12 13 12 43 42 18 5 7 6 25 23 19 7 6 6 18 19 1 49
18 Burton Albion 38 12 9 17 48 62 19 6 2 11 25 37 19 6 7 6 23 25 -14 45
19 Northampton Town 40 10 9 21 33 57 20 7 4 9 16 22 20 3 5 12 17 35 -24 39
20 Swindon Town 39 11 4 24 45 69 20 7 1 12 21 32 19 4 3 12 24 37 -24 37
21 Bristol Rovers 40 10 7 23 39 63 20 7 2 11 23 28 20 3 5 12 16 35 -24 37
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 8 12 18 36 61 18 4 4 10 19 31 20 4 8 8 17 30 -25 36
23 Wigan Athletic 39 9 8 22 39 66 19 3 5 11 18 36 20 6 3 11 21 30 -27 35
24 Rochdale 38 7 12 19 47 69 19 1 9 9 20 38 19 6 3 10 27 31 -22 33

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.