Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Abbey Stadium pits together Cambridge United and Charlton Athletic, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The U’s sit in the relegation zone with 30 points on their account, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last five league matches. Cambridge are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Charlton, which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered. Experienced forward Joe Ironside should be recalled to the starting XI after coming as a substitute in the last league fixture.
The Red Robins, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Morecambe, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their five-match winless run. Charlton, though, have little to play for in the season finale, and, taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from the match. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Corey Blackett-Taylor, who scored a brace in the midweek triumph.
Highlighted Player (Liam O’Neil):
Born in Cambridge, England on July 31, 1993, Liam O’Neil is an English footballer who plays as both defender as midfielder for Cambridge United in the League Two. O’Neil is a product of the Cambridge United football school, but he played for Histon during his youth career as well.
In the summer of 2012 he joined WBA youth academy, and it has to be noted that he made three appearances for the Baggies at senior level in all competitions. Liam O’Neil played for the likes of VPS and Scunthorpe United on loan as well before joining Chesterfield in 2015.
After scoring two goals in 45 appearances for the club in the league, O’Neil moved to Cambridge United in the winter of 2017. As his mother comes from Wales, O’Neil is open to play for the Wales national team, but he has yet to earn a cap with the Dragons.
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.