Our prediction for this match:
Reading and Charlton take on each other in a highly-anticipated friendly at Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Royals did well to beat Lincoln thanks to Manadi Camara’s goal in their first pre-season friendly, but Premier League side West Ham United proved to be a big catch for Veljko Paunovic’s troops. The Serbian tactician did a great job with Reading last term, but they eventually failed to secure promotion to the Premier League.
Anyhow, Veljko Paunovic will use upcoming friendly games to test as many players as possible for the season opener against Stoke City. The Red Robins, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Celtic, with the team beating both Welling and Dartford in the last two warm-up games. Seeing that Charlton looked sharp in front of goal in these friendlies, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club.
At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley.
The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank 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.