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Charlton Athletic arrive at Stadium of Light on Saturday for the League One fixture with home side Sunderland.
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Sunderland go into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 League One drawn result versus Peterborough United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Sunderland was Aiden McGeady (81'). Siriki Dembélé (66') scored for Peterborough United.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Sunderland defence. The Black Cats have given the opposition little, resulting in the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six games standing at 3.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sunderland:
- are unbeaten in the league by Charlton Athletic in their last 3 matches.
- have not emerged victorious against Charlton Athletic in their previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
Charlton Athletic head into the match after a 0-1 League One win over Doncaster Rovers in their previous fixture.
The only name on the scoresheet from Charlton Athletic was Ian Maatsen (12').
Nigel Adkins's Charlton Athletic have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 9 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period comes to 6.
Going into this one, Charlton Athletic are undefeated in their previous 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 13/08/2005 tells us that Sunderland have won 1 of these & Charlton Athletic 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 of them from The Black Cats and 9 netted by The Addicks. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was League One match day 4 on 03/10/2020 and the score finished Charlton Athletic 0-0 Sunderland.
The referee was Andrew Davies.
Team News: Sunderland
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Sunderland manager Lee Johnson to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Arbenit Xhemajli (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Charlton Athletic
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, Charlton Athletic manager Nigel Adkins doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this clash. Darren Pratley is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re thinking that Charlton Athletic may well find it hard to get anything against this Sunderland lineup who should just have the edge.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought 1-0 winning margin for Sunderland at the end of this game.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadium of Light (49,000)
Captain: Max Power
Manager: Lee Johnson
Competitions: League One position 3, EFL Trophy (Final)
🔑 Star Man: Grant Leadbitter
Normally played in the Centre Midfield position, Grant Leadbitter was born in Chester-le-Street, England. After having played his first senior match for Rotherham United in the 2005 - 2006 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 6 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 32 appearances.