Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yeovil Preview

Amidst the disappointment of Tuesday's performance, it's easily forgotten that we somehow actually won. The sign of a good side perhaps?

We certainly seem to be a (very) good side away from home, scoring seven more goals on the road than the next most prolific travellers.

At The Valley it's an entirely different story, with 1-0 being the only scoreline that we have managed to win by (six times in League and Cups admittedly).

The 'truth' about our qualities probably lies somewhere between the two extremes, a view emboldened by the fact that we remain only four points ahead of Oldham in 11th despite the recent fabulous run.

Momentum might be challenged by at least one forced change, with Joe Anyinsah doubtful after his injury picked up at Peterborough.

Jose Semedo will return in midfield, with Therry Racon moved forward from the holding role he did not look comfortable playing against Barnet.

Pawel Abbott didn't do his chances of a reunion with Paul Benson any good with a lacklustre performance, so the role will likely be handed to Lee Martin whose recent brace focused attention.

Yeovil have struggled all season and sit just one place from the foot of League One.

Their two away wins were achieved by a single goal against fellow strugglers Walsall and Rochdale, in the space of an early October week.

The have conceded at least two goals in each of their past five League games, whilst last weekend's 3-1 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge means they arrive feeling as short of confidence as the Addicks are buoyed by it.

The Glovers have heavily opted for loan signings to bolster a tiny squad, but so far with scant return.

Ex-Charlton keeper Ben Roberts (who made a solitary substitute appearance in May 2003 against Fulham) will likely be on the bench, but the Addicks connection ends there.

My midweek bet on a 6-0 victory was a little optimistic with hindsight, so I'll keep things more real this time.

Some of the odds are plainly ridiculous (eg. Paul Benson odds-on to score at anytime), but if my hypothesis above regarding Martin's role is accurate, he looks good value to get on the scoresheet. I'll express the view two ways.

NY Addick bets £5 on Lee Martin to score anytime at 10/3
NY Addick bets £5 on Lee Martin to score first at 9/1


At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd, in your last post you say we played terribly and are "going to be found out again", and yet in this post you surmise that because we won that very same game it might be the 'sign of a good side'?

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous newyorkaddick said...

I guess the key word is 'might' (be a good side), just as we might equally have been extremely lucky on Tuesday night, and are in fact a pretty average side enjoying a good run of form (my view).

Admittedly I've only seen us play poorly this season so my view may be an unfair one.


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