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Charlton Athletic v Hull City Preview

Competition: Football League Championship
Fixture: Charlton Athletic v Hull City
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Venue: The Valley, London
Kick off time: 15:00 hrs GMT

Hull City are to travel to London this weekend as they take on Charlton Athletic in the upcoming round of matches in the English Championship.

Charlton Athletic’s form: D-W-W-D-D

The hosts are in fifth position in the league standings currently with 5 points from 3 matches this season. Charlton started their campaign in the Championship with a 2-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers, who were relegated from the Premier League. Tony Watt and Morgan Fox’s scored the goals on that occasion at The Valley.

Charlton were pitted against Dagenham & Redbridge FC in the League Cup and had no difficulty getting into the next round. Charlton won 4-1 at home with goals from four different goal scorers including Watt. The side have drawn their last two league games on the road at Derby County and Nottingham Forest. While the match against Derby finished 1-1, the game at Forest finished goalless.

Hull City’s form: D-W-W-D-W

Steve Bruce’s Hull City have moved into second place with a 2-1 win over Fulham in midweek. Ahmed El Mohamady gave them the lead in the first half and Sone Aluko scored the decider in the 86th minute of the game.

Hull had beaten Huddersfield 2-0 at home on the opening weekend and were held to a 1-1 draw at Wolves last weekend. They also beat Accrington Stanley via penalties in the League Cup fixture after it ended 2-2 at full time.

Key Players and Team News

Charlton Athletic: Tony Watt has scored in every game so far this season for Charlton except for the last game at Nottingham Forest. The 21-year-old Scottish striker is facing a crucial season in which he will have the opportunity to make a real name for himself. At the rate at which he is going and the kind of determination that he has shown in the games so far, it would not be surprising if he were to become one of the top scorers in this division at the end of the season.

Hull City: Chuba Akpom, who is on loan from Arsenal, had made waves with his goal scoring prowess. He has a great opportunity to show what he can do at his new club and Hull will hope that Akpom fires them back into the big time at the end of the season.

Betting Advice

The two sides last met in the Championship during the 2012-13 season with Hull winning at home and the other game ending in a draw.

Hull City are in good form but Charlton will hope to take their chances at home turf. However, Hull have better quality of players and should be able to get their first away win (2.05 with bet365) of the season.

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