On Saturday, Sunderland host Charlton Athletic at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland AFC

The Black Cats mount a serious challenge for an automatic promotion. Currently in 3rd place, Sunderland are just 2 points below Peterborough United in the league table with one game in hand.
The performances have been looking solid as of late, especially at home where Sunderland have amassed 4 points against strong sides Lincoln City and Oxford United in recent weeks (should have been 6 points really).

Looking at the four most recent games specifically, Sunderland have created on average 4.25 shots on target per game - one of the best attacking numbers in the league right now. In the same stretch of games, Sunderland have conceded on average 1.75 shots on target per game which - the best defensive numbers in the league in recent weeks. In fact, Sunderland have the second best shots on target difference in League One right now.

Charlton Athletic

The Addicks have indeed collected 11 points from the five most recent league games and put some serious pressure on the top 6 teams. Charlton is currently in 7th spot, 3 points adrift Lincoln in 6th.
I don't think Charlton's numbers look that good in recent weeks, especially considering four of the five most recent games have been against bottom third opposition.

Looking at the four most recent games specifically, Charlton have created on average 3.25 shots on target per game which is below the league average. In the same time span, Charlton have conceded on average 3.00 shots on target per game which also is below the league average in recent weeks. All in all, the Charlton display a rather average shots on target difference in League One right now. Against pretty bleak opposition mind you.

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Conclusion & Betting Tips

Sunderland have the second best shots on target difference in League One right now, having faced strong opposition in recent weeks.
Charlton have a rather average shots on target difference in League One right now, having faced pretty poor opposition in recent weeks.
I do believe that the home teams have a slightly larger chance of nicking 3 points here than the odds currently suggest.
Betting Tip: Sunderland.
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