Charlton Athletic host 4th placed Portsmouth in an attempt to record back-to-back wins after their 4-2 victory over Exeter City last week. The Addicks sit in 14th place and are yet to really get running this season. Meanwhile Portsmouth have managed just one loss in 11 matches.
This stats pack crunches all the numbers behind this Monday night League One clash, and should help you pick a winning bet builder. I’ve covered xG, goals, corners and cards, and even written up a Stats Pack Guide so you can make the best use of it.
Charlton will hope to field the same lineup that beat Exeter City and scored four last week.
That being said, striker Miles Leaburn came off with a slight knock after scoring and is a doubt for tonight’s game. He could be replaced by Chuks Aneke who scored just 2 minutes after coming on.
Portsmouth will also lineup similarly to their 1-1 draw against Fleetwood Town last week.
Winger Reeco Hackett-Fairchild will hope to get his name on the team sheet over Owen Dale who started last time out.
Charlton have incredibly balanced stats, and that helps explain why they sit so comfortably in the middle of the league.
3 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses and they can count themselves slightly lucky with that. Their opponents across the season have just pipped them on average for xG, shots and corners.
Portsmouth’s stats are much better viewing, and they have outperformed their xG thanks to Colby Bishop’s clinical finishing.
They’ve dominated all the stats except corners.
Player Shots and Shots on Target
Charlton will hope Miles Leaburn recovers from his knock as he is the only player to average over a shot on target per 90.
Other than that, winger Rak-Sakyi and striker Stockley are the ones to watch, with Chuks Aneke not making the list after coming on for his first outing last week.
Hacket-Fairchild’s shooting stats (1.38 SOT and 3.81 shots p/90) are heavily skewed as he has started just 2 of his 11 appearances, playing 260 minutes.
Strike partnership Bishop and Scarlett are the obvious candidates for shots.
Player Goals and Assists
With Leaburn out, Charlton will hope Stockley and Aneke can form a decent partnership up top, although they have just 3 goals combined this season.
Midfielders Fraser (3), Rak-Sakyi (2) and Kirk (2) are the other threats.
For the visitors, keep an eye out on Bishop, who has scored 7 goals in 11 appearances, and has even created one too.
Perhaps a surprise name on the goal count is right-back Connor Ogilvie who has 3 goals this campaign.
Both Clare and Inniss have 4 cards this season, although I expect Clare to be benched tonight.
Other than Clare, the Addicks have Egbo, Rak-Sakyi and Dobson who also average over 1 foul a game.
Several Portsmouth players like to draw fouls, and Charlton have a task on their hands.
Match-Ups to Watch:
Ryan Inniss vs Dane Scarlett
Mandela Egbo vs Reeco Hacket-Fairchild
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi vs Connor Ogilvie
Dane Scarlett is on the referee’s watch-list for both reasons, making fouls and drawing fouls at the top.
Portsmouth defenders also tend to receive a fair portion of the cards, with Robertson, Raggett and Morris all receiving two so far.
Striker Stockley will be a menace for those defenders, while Egbo and Rak-Sakyi should be tough to handle on the right for Clark Robertson.
Match-Ups to Watch:
Sean Raggett vs Jayden Stockley
Dane Scarlett vs Scott Fraser
Clark Robertson vs Mandela Egbo & Jesurun Rak-Sakyi