Charlton Athletic vs Portsmouth preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: A general view of play during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Swindon Town at The Valley on January 23, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth will be looking to correct their recent patchy form as fifth plays sixth on Saturday afternoon.

The Addicks come into the game off the back of a 1-0 away win at MK Dons on Tuesday. Liam Millar scored the winner in the 18th minute of the game for Lee Bowyer's side. Charlton have not recorded a home win since 12th December but a win on Saturday would see them overtake Portsmouth and stay in the play-off places.

Pompey have lost to two fellow promotion candidates in Hull City and Lincoln City in the past week, so Kenny Jackett's side will be desperate not to make it three. 

They have won their last three away games in the league, keeping a clean sheet in all of them so Portsmouth will be confident that they can leave London with all three points on Saturday.

Team news

Akin Famewo, Marcus Maddison and Ryan Inniss are all doubtful for the home side because of injury. Jason Pearce and Jonny Williams were not involved midweek but could return to the starting lineup this weekend. 

Portsmouth centre-back Jack Whatmough is suspended after receiving his marching orders against Lincoln midweek for a bad tackle.

Predicted lineups

Charlton (4-4-2):

Amos; Gunter, Oshilaja, Pearce, Purrington; Shinnie, Forster-Caskey, Pratley, Millar; Stockley, Washington.

Portsmouth (4-2-3-1): 

MacGillivray; Johnson, Nicholassen, Raggett, Brown; Williams, Cannon, Harness, Naylor, Jacobs; Marquis.

Ones to watch

Jake Forster-Caskey

The 26-year-old central midfielder has crucial in the heart of Charlton's team this season with his brilliant mix of attacking and defensive qualities. Forster-Caskey is a danger from long range and free kicks yet is also very accomplished at tackling and intercepting. With two goals and one assist in the past five games, he is in red-hot form at the minute and could cause Portsmouth some problems on Saturday.

Sean Raggett

The Portsmouth centre-back has been rock solid in defence this season and could play a huge part in nulling the Charlton attack this weekend. Raggett has won four man of the match awards this season and has also used his aerial prowess to score twice.

Previous meetings

Charlton have beaten Portsmouth in their last four meetings in League One, with the most recent being their 2-0 win at Fratton Park back on 31st October thanks to goals from Jonny Williams and Chuks Aneke.

How to watch

Kick-off is at 15:00 BST on Saturday 30th January and the match is available to watch on both club's iFollow streaming service for a fee of £10.


 

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