Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Charlton Athletic and Bristol Rovers go head to head at the Valley in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Red Robins aim to build on a splendid 5-2 win over AFC Wimbledon, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Bristol Rovers. Jake Forster-Caskey, who found the net on his return to the squad at the weekend, is likely to keep his place in the starting XI.
The Pirates, on the other hand, aim to extend their winning run to four games in all competitions. Bristol Rovers have been scoring goals for fun of late, and given Charlton Athletic’s attacking potential, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting in London Charlton defeated Bristol Rovers 3-1, which is yet another reason why a high-scoring affair is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Maddison):
After spending his youth career at Newcastle United, Marcus Maddison signed a professional contract with the Magpies in the 2012/2013 season. However, he was immediately loaned to Blyth Spartans where he scored one goal in two appearances.
In 2013 the pacey winger was released by Newcastle United, signing a deal with Scottish club St. Jonstone. Due to a hunger for a first-team football Marcus Maddison returns to England in the summer of 2013, signing a contract with Conference Premier club Gateshead. The 180-cm tall footballer scored 13 goals in 34 appearances for the club before joining Peterborough United in 2014.
Maddison has established himself as a first-team regular at Peterborough and he is widely expected to play an important role in the London Road Stadium outfit in the 2019/2020 League One season. The English footballer, who is capable of playing as both winger and attacking midfielder, was born in Durham on September 26, 1993.
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.