Crawley Town vs Charlton Athletic Match Analysis & Prediction
05/09/2023 9:45 pm
Crawley Town will be looking to build on their decent start to the season when they host Charlton Athletic in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.
Crawley came from two goals down to claim a point away to Stockport County at the weekend, although they may have been disapointed not to return to West Sussex with all three points given that Isaac Olaofe rescued a point for the hosts with only one minute of normal time remaining on the clock.
Still, picking up eight points from six matches represents a solid return for a side that would surely settle for avoiding relegation this season, having only survived by one position and three points last time out.
The Red Devils narrowly missed out on progressing from the group stage in this competition last season, with one victory and one draw from three matches not quite enough for them to finish in the top two spots, so manager Scott Lindsey will be targeting an improvement in that regard.
Dean Holden’s reign at Charlton came to an end last week after leading his side to four successive defeats in League One, with caretaker boss Jason Pearce laying down a marker to replace Holden permanently by guiding the team to a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood.
The Addicks were beaten 3-2 by Plymouth Argyle in the first knockout round of this competition last season, so having never won this tournament in the club’s history, they will be hoping for a stronger run this time around.
Crawley Town vs. Charlton Athletic Head to head
In the four previous meetings between these two teams, Crawley Town have claimed one victory while Charlton Athletic have won three. Charlton have scored 10 goals and conceded three in the process.
04/10/2016Charlton Athletic0Crawley Town2EFL Trophy
29/08/2017Crawley Town0Charlton Athletic2EFL Trophy
21/07/2018Crawley Town0Charlton Athletic2Club Friendlies
31/08/2021Charlton Athletic6Crawley Town1EFL Trophy
05/09/2023Crawley TownN/ACharlton AthleticN/AEFL Trophy
Crawley Town Team News
Lindsey will almost certainly have his eyes on making plenty of changes for this game ahead of Crawley hosting Newport County in the league on Saturday.
Klaidi Lolos could he handed an opportunity to impress in attack after coming off the bench last time out, while Luca Ashby-Hammond may be trusted in goal.
Crawley Town's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Salford City1Crawley Town1League Two
15/08/2023Crawley Town2Milton Keynes Dons1League Two
19/08/2023Crawley Town0Gillingham1League Two
26/08/2023Swindon Town6Crawley Town0League Two
02/09/2023Stockport County3Crawley Town3League Two
Charlton Athletic Team News
Charlton’s match against Wigan Athletic has been postponed, meaning Pearce may feel encouraged to be stronger than usual in this competition.
Alfie May is unlikely to be risked with his goals set to prove crucial for any aspirations the Addicks have in terms of mounting a playoff challenge, with Chuks Aneke potentially set to be thrown in from the cold.
Charlton Athletic's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Peterborough United1Charlton Athletic0League One
15/08/2023Charlton Athletic1Bristol Rovers2League One
19/08/2023Charlton Athletic2Port Vale3League One
26/08/2023Oxford United2Charlton Athletic1League One
02/09/2023Charlton Athletic2Fleetwood Town1League One
Crawley Town vs. Charlton Athletic: Odds and Predictions
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