Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on the Valley when Charlton Athletic and Oxford United take on each other in the League One clash. Charlton are on a three-game winning run in the league, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the midweek game. The good news for the capital club is that defender Ben Purrington returns to contention after he was sent off in the 1-0 win over Blackpool.
The Yellows, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against MK Dons, and they managed to get one. Oxford United aim to escape the danger zone, but they will have a big fish to fry in the midweek clash. Anyhow, a lively contest is on the cards at the Valley, and we predict that punters can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. In their last meeting in the League One Oxford United defeated Charlton Athletic 2-1.
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 (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.