Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Select Car Leasing Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Reading and Charlton, the two teams who are level on points in the League One standings. The Royals aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stevenage and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the out-of-form capital club. Barring any fresh injury concerns, head coach Steve Evans is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Boro.
The Red Robins, on the other hand, have suffered four defeats in the previous five league matches. Charlton do not seem to be at their sharpest and given Reading’s fine performance in the triumph over Stevenage, we predict that the visitors will return to London empty-handed. All Michael Hector, Chuks Aneke and Miles Leaburn should miss out with injuries for the away team, while Kayne Ramsay is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club.
At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley.
The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank as well.
Highlighted Team (Charlton):
Charlton Athletic are yet another capital club that will compete in the 2019/2020 Championship season. Founded back in 1905, the Red Robins welcome their opponents at the Valley, the stadium which can hold up to 28,111 spectators. Charlton Athletic wear red shirts and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Winning of the 1946/1947 FA Cup trophy is considered the club’s biggest success. The Red Robins defeated Burnley 1-0 in the title game, with Chris Duffy scoring the winner for Jimmy Seed’s charges in extra-time.
Fellow capital clubs Crystal Palace and Millwall are regarded as Charlton’s fiercest rivals, whilst Samuel Bartram, who made 579 appearances for the club is one of the most famous footballers who played for the Valley outfit. The club based in London will compete in the English second tier in the 2019/2020 season following a three-year absence.