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Charlton and Posh to maintain title pressure with wins

| 18.02.2011

Charlton’s four-game winning run was ended by Hartlepool in their last League One outing, but they can regain their momentum with a victory over Exeter.

It is 4/6 in the League One betting that Charlton beat Exeter, which would represent their fourth home victory in succession.

Meanwhile, Charlton also beat Exeter in their only other home meeting with the opposition, which was a 2-1 success at The Valley last season.

Charlton’s betting odds are 7/1 to win 2-1 again, with Bradley Wright-Phillips 3/1 to open the scoring, which would be his fourth goal in five games since signing from Plymouth.

Peterborough are another team with promotion aspirations and will be confident of securing maximum points from their home clash with Tranmere.

The Posh have won five of their last six home fixtures, scoring 21 goals in these outings and are 4/6 in the League One betting to beat Tranmere.

Tranmere would have acquired some confidence from their own five-game unbeaten streak and are 9/2 to beat Peterborough.

Furthermore, Tranmere have avoided defeat in both of their last two trips to Peterborough and have not lost any of the last four.

One of the harder League One games to predict is at Spotlands as Southampton are the visitors to Rochdale.

Rochdale are unbeaten in their last ten league games, while they have lost just one of their last 12 at home.

However, with Rickie Lambert rediscovering his scoring touch for Southampton of late, they cannot be ruled out.

Last season’s League One top scorer has five goals in his last three games, which has ensured Southampton remain fully engrossed in the play-off places.

Southampton’s betting odds are 1/1 to beat Rochdale, with Lambert available at 9/2 to break the deadlock.

Meanwhile, Rochdale can be backed at 11/4 to secure victory, with the likely draw available at 12/5.

A £25 stake on Rochdale drawing 2-2 with Southampton would return £350. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.