Charlton Betting Preview

If they get off to a poor start it could be a torrid season for Iain Dowie and Charlton. They’ve always started well and then faded. The problem for Dowie is that after Alan Curbishley, it is such a hard act to follow, and if things don’t go according to plan, it could be a tricky season. They had a great start last year and seemed to cruise through the first half of the season, but then went a bit stale in the second half.

Charlton do possess a potent strikeforce in Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Darren Bent, which should get them goals, so it is unlikely that they’ll go down and in Iain Dowie they have a hungry young manager of some pedigree. It is just that this first season is fraught with danger. To take over a successful regime that has lasted for fifteen years is a tall order but Dowie has a lot of talent and his Charlton team is very capable.

Premiership Outright  1500/1
Premiership without Chelsea  400/1
Premiership without Top Four – 50/1
Season Handicap (+46)  15/1
Season Match Bet – Fulham 8/11, Charlton Evs
Season Group Bet – Portsmouth 7/4, Aston Villa 12/5, Fulham 10/3, Charlton 7/2
Premiership Top Scorer – Hasselbaink 66/1, Marcus Bent 100/1
Relegation – 9/4
To Finish Bottom – 9/1