Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a morale-boosting 4-2 win over Exeter, Charlton Athletic will look to move closer to the playoffs place when they take on Portsmouth on Monday evening. The Red Robins have been showing signs of improvement of late, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-six finish. Fit-again forward Chuks Aneke is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the midweek triumph, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Pompey, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Fleetwood at the weekend, with the team dropping to 5th place in the standings. Portsmouth are eyeing their fourth away win of the process, but given Charlton’s form in October, the share of spoils is on the horizon at the Valley. With no fresh injury problems to report, Danny Cowley is unlikely to make changes to the team that faced the Cod Army.
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 (Portsmouth):
During Milan Mandaric’s era at the club, Portsmouth played an important role in the Premier League, with the team finishing their debut season (2003/2004) in the 13th position in the standings. The club impressed in the 2008/2009 season, with Nwankwo Kanu’s goal helping them beat Cardiff City in the FA Cup final.
As a result, Portsmouth represented England in the Europa League, with the team progressing in the group stages of the competition thanks to a win over Vitoria Gimaraes in the final qualifying round. The current club was formed in 2013, but the original amateur club was founded back in 1883. Nowadays Portsmouth host their rivals at Fratton Park, with the venue holding up to 20,620 spectators.
The likes of Sol Campbell, David James, Glen Johnson and aforementioned Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu are considered one of the club’s most notable players. Portsmouth wear blue shirts, white shorts and red socks when hosting their rivals at Fratton Park, while wearing white and blue colours when playing on the road.