Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A place in the EFL Cup last 32 will be at stake when Walsall and Charlton face each other at Bescot Stadium on Tuesday evening. Walsall aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, and they are surely capable of matching Charlton on home soil. All Liam Bennett, Isaac Hutchinson, and Timmy Abraham are pushing for a start, speaking of the home team, while Corey Blackett-Taylor should miss out with injury.
The Red Robins, on the other hand, impressed in a 5-1 win over Plymouth, with the team sharing the spoils with Cambridge United in their last League One fixture. Both Sam Lavelle and Aaron Henry could be recalled to the starting line-ups, while goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray is expected to face his former club. Anyhow, given Charlton’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. In their last meeting in a competitive match Charlton defeated Walsall 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Jake Forster-Caskey ):
Born in Southend-on-Sea, England on April 25, 1994 Jake Forster-Caskey is a midfielder who plays for Charlton Athletic in the League One. Forster-Caskey started his both youth and senior careers at Brighton & Hove Albion and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 67 league appearances for the Seagulls first team.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons and Rotherham United, the English footballer signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Charlton Athletic in the winter of 2017. Jake quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the capital club, scoring 5 goals in 43 appearances in the 2017/2018 League One campaign.
However, he was out of contention for most of the 2018/2019 season with a serious knee injury. His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and left midfielder as well.
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.