Charlton v Portsmouth: likely line-ups, predicted XIs, match-day odds, key stats and form guide
Pompey head to Charlton today (3pm) looking to avoid a third-successive defeat against a promotion rival.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of today’s game at the Valley.
Charlton team news
Conor Washington looks set to be out for the hosts, after he suffered a calf injury in the midweek win at MK Dons.
The Addicks don’t know the extent of the injury, with the striker sent for a scan on Thursday.
Influential defender Ryan Inniss remains out with a quad injury but there’s better news on Akin Famewo.
The centre-back has been out with an ankle injury but could return to face Pompey, alongside on-loan Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen, who was rested for the midweek game against Swindon.
Predicted starting XI
Ben Amos, Chris Gunter, Ben Purrington, Adam Matthews, Ian Maatsen, Jake Forster-Caskey, Andrew Shinnie, Darren Pratley, Ben Watson, Jayden Stockley, Liam Miller. Subs: Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Adedeji Oshilaja, Akin Famewo, Albie Morgan, Johnny Williams, Ronnie Schwartz, Chuks Aneke,
Pompey team news
Jack Whatmough is suspended after Pompey failed to overturn his red card against Lincoln in midweek.
Ben Close, meanwhile, has been added to the Blues’ injury list.
The midfielder, who wasn’t involved in Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Lincoln, has a hamstring injury and will be out for a couple of weeks.
He joins fellow hamstring victim Paul Downing in the treatment and Alex Bass.
Bass was initially ruled out of Pompey’s FA Cup trip to Bristol City on January 10 with a dead leg and has since been unavailable.
However, it’s now emerged he suffered a stress fracture to his fibula – an injury which could see him out until the end of February.
New goalkeeping arrival, Lewis Ward, is expected to take Duncan Turnbull’s place on the bench.
Craig MacGillivray, Callum Johnson, Sean Raggett, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Charlie Daniels, Ryan Williams, Tom Naylor, Andy Cannon, Ronan Curtis, John Marquis, Marcus Harness. Subs: Lewis Morgan, James Bolton, Lee Brown, Harvey White, George Byers, Michael Jacobs, Ellis Harrison.
Match-day odds (bet365)
1-0 8/1, 2-0 14/1, 2-1 10/1, 3-0 28/1, 3-1 22/1, 3-2 28/1
1-0 7/1, 2-0 11/1, 2-1 17/2, 3-0 22/1, 3-1 18/1, 3-2 28/1
0-0 9/1, 1-1 11/2, 2-2 14/1, 3-3 50/1
First goalscorer: John Marquis 15/4, Chuks Aneke 11/2, Conor Washington 11/2
Top scorer: Chuks Aneke (10)
Top assists: Albie Morgan (4)
Most appearances: Conor Washington (26)
Top scorer: John Marquis (13)
Top assists: Ronan Curtis (8)
Most appearances: John Marquis (30)
Charlton: P31 W13 D8 L10
Past five games
W 1-0 MK Dons (A) – League One
D 2-2 Swindon (H) – League One
L 2-1 Peterborough (A) – League One
W 1-0 Bristol Rovers (A) – League One
D 4-4 Rochdale (H) – League One
Pompey: P33 W16 D6 L10
Past five games
L 1-0 Lincoln (H) – League One
L 4-0 Hull City (H) – League One
W 4-0 Wimbledon (H) – League One
W 1-0 Fleetwood (A) – League One
L 5-1 Peterborough (A) – Papa John’s Trophy
Other fixtures (3pm kick offs unless stated)
AFC Wimbledon v MK Dons, Blackpool v Burton Albion, Bristol Rovers v Rochdale, Crewe Alexandra v Ipswich Town, Hull City v Swindon Town, Lincoln City v Doncaster Rovers, Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic, Oxford United v Fleetwood, Plymouth v Accrington, Shrewsbury Town v Peterborough, Sunderland v Gillingham (1pm)
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