Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Charlton Athletic will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Peterborough when they face Bristol Rovers at the Valley. The Red Robins continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Tuesday’s clash. Talented midfielder Richard Chin remains in the recovery room, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home side.
The Pirates, on the other hand, head into the midweek fixture following back-to-back draws with Portsmouth and Barnsley. Nonetheless, Bristol Rovers are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Charlton’s party in London on Matchday 3. As for the away team, experienced forward Scott Sinclair is likely to return to the starting XI after getting his name on the scoresheet at the weekend.
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.