Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Saturday’s Carabao Cup game at County Ground pits together Swindon Town and Charlton Athletic, the two teams who will compete in the League One in the upcoming season. Swindon impressed in the League Two last term, with the team finishing the process in top position in the standings, while Charlton failed to secure the Championship survival. The Robins defeated Coventy City in their first warm-up game, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of their EFL Cup opener.
The Addicks, on the other hand, are eyeing a quick return to the English second tier. The club chiefs did well to keep hold of a number of first-team regulars, and seeing that Saturday’s game will be played behind closed doors, we believe that Charlton Athletic are going to share the spoils with Swindon Town. You should bear in mind that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous six meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Zeki Fryers):
Zeki Fryers is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Swindon Town in the League Two. Born in Manchester, England, on September 9, 1992, Fryers made two appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
He made his debut for the English giants in the League Cup game against Leeds United on September 20, 2011. The 183-cm tall left-back played for the likes of Standard Liege, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Rotherham United (loan), Ipswich Town (loan), and Barnsley as well before signing a deal with Swindon Town in 2019 as a free player.
He made his Swindon Town debut in the League Two in a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United on August 3, 2019. Speaking of his international career, Zeki Fryers played for the England U16, U17, and U19 teams in the past. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Charlton):
Charlton Athletic are yet another capital club that will compete in the 2019/2020 Championship season. Founded back in 1905, the Red Robins welcome their opponents at the Valley, the stadium which can hold up to 28,111 spectators. Charlton Athletic wear red shirts and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Winning of the 1946/1947 FA Cup trophy is considered the club’s biggest success. The Red Robins defeated Burnley 1-0 in the title game, with Chris Duffy scoring the winner for Jimmy Seed’s charges in extra-time.
Fellow capital clubs Crystal Palace and Millwall are regarded as Charlton’s fiercest rivals, whilst Samuel Bartram, who made 579 appearances for the club is one of the most famous footballers who played for the Valley outfit. The club based in London will compete in the English second tier in the 2019/2020 season following a three-year absence.