Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury, Charlton Athletic will be looking to return to winning ways in the Championship when they take on Bristol Rovers at the Valley. The Red Robins are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures, and a win over Bristol Rovers could see them climb to the playoffs berth. Both Ryan Inniss and Marcus Maddison are rated doubtful for the game, while Chuks Aneke should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Pirates, on the other hand, aim to escape the danger zone in the League One standings. Bristol Rovers, though, are probably the worst travellers in the league, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the capital club. In the first half of the season Charlton defeated Bristol Rovers thanks to Jake Forster-Caskey’s goal. There should be no absentees in the away team.
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 (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.