Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town go head to head at the Valley in what is expected to be an entertaining League One encounter. The Red Robins have been impressive in the League One of late, with the team beating both Doncaster and Sunderland away from home. The capital club aim to regain their spot in top six, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash. You should bear in mind that Charlton are eyeing their seventh home win of the season.
The Tractor Boys, on the other hand, are five points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that the Valley showdown is of big importance for them as well. However, away win should not be considered as Ipswich Town experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss at AFC Wimbledon. To make things even worse for the visitors, midfielder Joshua Andrew Harrop is sidelined through suspension.
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 (Ipswich):
Ipswich Town are an English football club that was formed in 1878. Portman Road has been the home ground of Ipswich Town since 1894 and the capacity of the venue, which was expanded in 2002, is 30,311. The Tractor Boys compete in the Championship, but they used to play in the English Premier League in the past as well. Ipswich Town last appeared in the elite division in the 2001/2002 season.
Ipswich won the FA Cup in 1978, with the team beating Arsenal (1-0) in the title game. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1981 when they outplayed AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup final. It has to be noted that the Tractor Boys have yet to suffer a loss at home ground in the European competitions.
Norwich City are regarded as Ipswich Town’s bitterest rivals and it is well known that the two sides take on each other in the East Anglian derby.