Our prediction for this Championship match:
The Valley will host Wednesday’s London derby between Charlton Athletic and Fulham, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the Championship standings. The Addicks sit in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 29, and, no doubt, the team’s main goal is to avoid relegation to the League One. Former Leeds United star and current Charlton boss Lee Bowyer feels pressure ahead of the local derby as his men recorded only one win in the last 16 league fixtures.
The Cottagers, on the other hand, are eyeing promotion to the Premier League. Even though key attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed the Middlesbrough game through injury, Scott Parker’s men extended their winning run in all competitions to three games. In Mitrovic’s absence, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Anthony Knockaert, who scored the winner against Boro. Anyhow, Fulham are more of a team than Charlton, and away win should be considered.