Failure to beat the top half sides in League One will cost Charlton promotion

Charlton’s failure to win against top half sides all season will cost them promotion, if the current trend continues between now and the end of the season

33 games played, 2 points off a play off spot with games in hand should see most fans optimistic that a top 6 place will be there by the start of May.

However 8 of those games are against sides in the top 12 and this is where they have struggled all season.

Games played against the current top twelve. 2017/2018

Played: 14
Won: 3
Draws: 3
Defeats: 8
Goals For: 8
Goals Against: 19
Points: 12

Away wins at Rotherham and Bradford have to go down as Charlton’s results of the season, but the failure to beat the likes of Gillingham (Twice), Plymouth, Peterborough and Portsmouth, is not good enough for the squad available to Robinson.

The manager states 71 points will be enough to get Charlton a play off spot, so where can we see those 20 points coming from.

5 at home, 8 away. Wins are essential against Wimbledon, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Northampton and Rochdale. With the rest of the games against other top half sides (Peterboro, Plymouth, Rotherham, Bristol Rovers, Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury, Portsmouth and Blsckburn) Charlton will need to rectify this awful run very quickly if they wish to be playing Championship football this August.

Even if the Addicks get into the Play Offs they will need to play their best football of the season result wise against the likes of Shrewsbury and Wigan, otherwise the season will be one big disappointment.

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