2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 41 – Friday

Charlton Athletic look to pull closer towards safety as they welcome Millwall to The Valley in a blockbuster Sky Bet Championship London derby.

A win for Charlton will send them six points clear of the relegation zone, whilst Millwall can move up to eighth with victory and boost their play-off hopes. 

 

Team News

Sam Field

Loanee, Sam Field is a doubt for Charlton after suffering a head injury in Tuesday’s goalless draw at Cardiff. 

Adam Matthews and Tomer Hemed didn’t feature for the Addicks in midweek and are therefore doubts for this match. 

Millwall could be without Tuesday’s goalscorer, Mason Bennett after he was substituted with a back injury. 

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Aiden O’ Brien are definite absentees with unspecified injuries.

 

Stat Attack

  • Charlton are winless in their last 11 league meetings against Millwall (D5, L6).
  • Millwall have been held to goalless draws in their last two trips to Charlton.
  • Charlton are currently on their best defensive run this season of three clean sheets.

 

Prediction

Charlton seem to have sorted out their defensive difficulties during lockdown because they have played some decent football since returning, especially in midweek against Cardiff.

Millwall however will be a tough ask given their poor record against the Lions so I am expecting a good competitive game, which should finish in a score draw if the Addicks can maintain their progress as a win here looks unlikely unless they score first. 

Prediction: Charlton Athletic 1-1 Millwall

Result: Charlton Athletic 0-1 Millwall

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