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The Championship game at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday sees hosts Cardiff City
facing opposition in the form of Charlton Athletic
. For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Cardiff City v Charlton Athletic, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Cardiff City will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-3 Championship success vs Preston North End. In that game, Cardiff City had 53% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Cardiff City, the goalscorers were Joe Ralls (69'), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (82') and Robert Glatzel (90'). Preston North End got 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Daniel Johnson (73') was the scorer for Preston North End.
Neil Harris's Cardiff City have scored a sum total of 9 times over their last six outings. The corresponding number of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures is 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Cardiff City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Charlton Athletic in their last 3 matches.
- have not beaten Charlton Athletic in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Charlton Athletic will go into the match after a 1-0 Championship win as they beat Queens Park Rangers in their most recent outing. In that match, Charlton Athletic had 36% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Charlton Athletic was Darren Pratley (12'). For their opponents, Queens Park Rangers got 6 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Charlton Athletic has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Examining their last six games reveals that it’s happened 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 7 while The Addicks have scored 5. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 16/04/2013, neither club has come out on top overall with Cardiff City winning 1 of those games, Charlton Athletic 1 and 4 being draws in normal time.
A sum of 12 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 for The Bluebirds and 6 belonging to The Addicks. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Championship match day 17 on 23/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Charlton Athletic 2-2 Cardiff City. In that match, Charlton Athletic managed 57% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Conor Gallagher (13') and Jonathan Leko (42'). At the other end, Cardiff City got 23 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (52') and Lee Tomlin (73') scored. The match was refereed by Darren Bond.
Team News: Cardiff City
Cardiff City boss Neil Harris does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this game with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
It’s our opinion that The Bluebirds will possibly opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation this time with Alex Smithies, Joseph Bennett, Sean Morrison, Curtis Nelson, Dion Sanderson, Joe Ralls, Will Vaulks, David Hoilett, Lee Tomlin, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Robert Glatzel.
Team News: Charlton Athletic
Out of a mainly healthy group, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Charlton Athletic gaffer Lee Bowyer to be concerned with. Lewis Page (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, The Addicks will likely make use of a 4-4-2 formation, going with Dillon Phillips, Adam Matthews, Tom Lockyer, Jason Pearce, Adedeji Oshilaja, Alfie Doughty, Darren Pratley, Josh Cullen, Albie Morgan, Chuks Aneke and Macauley Miles Bonne.
We’re of the opinion that Charlton Athletic would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this Cardiff City side, but that may not be as many as they will have scored against them. We think that it’s going to be both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Cardiff City after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Neil Harris
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Key Man: Robert Glatzel
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Robert Glatzel was born in Munich, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Wacker Burghausen in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has struck 5 league goals in the Championship 2019 - 2020 season so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.