Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Charlton will be aiming to climb to the playoffs berth when they take on Crewe Alexandra at the Valley on Matchday 38. Following a thrilling 6-0 win over Plymouth, the Red Robins suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Peteborough in the League One derby. Despite the defeat, the capital club remained in the playoffs race, but this has to go down as a must-win game for the home side.
Nigel Adkins has no fresh injury worries, and he is unlikely to make changes to the team that face the Posh. The Railwaymen, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the standings. Since Crewe have nothing to play for in the season finale, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Charlton. Midfielder Luke Murphy, who suffered an injury in the 1-1 draw with Rochdale, is unlikely to feature for the visiting team.
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 (Crewe):
Crewe Aleandra are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at Gresty Road. The stadium was built in 1906, and it can hold up to 10,153 spectators. Founded back in 1877, Crewe Alexandra play their home games in red shirts and white shorts, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Railwaymen played their first game against North Staffs in 1877, with the two teams sharing the spoils (1-1) at Alexandra Recreation Ground. Nowadays, Crewe compete in the League 2 where they take on their main rivals Port Vale. In 2014 a match between the two sides resulted in violence and arrests. The likes of Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, and Stoke City are considered the club’s rivals as well.
In 2013 Crewe Alexandra clinched the Football League Trophy as they defeated Southend United 2-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Max Clayton and Luke Murphy helped the Railwaymen clinch their first and only Football League Trophy.