Charlton vs Cardiff: Championship clash live on Sky Sports Football
Charlton vs Cardiff
Sky Bet Ch’ship
12:30pm Saturday 23rd November
Charlton face Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Football.
The Bluebirds will possess captain Sean Morrison accessible to The Valley using the centre-back for the trip having recovered from a broken wrist. Midfielder Joe Ralls (groin) and striker Robert Glatzel (hamstring) are doubts, although Danny Ward is suspended.
Charlton striker Lyle Taylor, who was out with a knee injury since September, is”touch and go” to return. Addicks manager Lee Bowyer says that he may not be able to field seven substitutes, with quite a few older players ruled out.
Darren Pratley is individual and suspended midfielders Sam Field and Jonny Williams both suffer knee injuries. Goalkeeper Ben Amos (finger), shield Lewis Page (Achilles), midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey (hamstring) and striker Tomer Hemed are also sidelined.
Midfielder Albie Morgan has been recalled from a loan spell in National League side Ebbsfleet United to reinforce the group.
Charlton therefore are without a win in four matches, losing three and have hit a poor run of form. Their last two outcomes lose at home to Preston away at Millwall.
Neil Warnock’s final games in charge of Cardiff watched them lose Bristol City both sides of a triumph over Birmingham and two derbies 1-0 against Swansea.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer: TBC
Cardiff boss Neil Harris:”I want to receive my message across to the players as fast as possible. What will not change is my work ethic, my mentality and that I’ll always do what I believe is best for Cardiff City.
“I need to correct the mindset of the players also, with not just 1 style of drama. You need to locate a way of beating the opponent and every game will be different. You’ve got to be disciplined and organized right off and I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge of handling this fantastic Club.”
Under 15 decades ago, Neil Harris scored for Cardiff . On Saturday , he takes responsibility for the club for the very first time as boss, although there was talk about a permanent move in the moment.
His commendable exploits using the Lions seemed to achieve a natural finish a month, but with a similar kind of play to that observed in south Wales in recent years and an increased budget, he may only be able to improve to the job he left behind.
Charlton Athletic have dropped only one of the past 11 home league games from Cardiff (W4 D6), a 1-4 defeat in March 1985.
Cardiff and Charlton haven’t faced in a league match since February 2016, a goalless draw in the Championship.
Charlton haven’t dropped three consecutive league matches since March 2018, if they were handled by Karl Robinson.
Cardiff have experienced just 11 open play sequences of 10 or more moves in the Championship this season – 17 fewer than any other hand.
Cardiff have won two of their past 26 away league visits to London (D10 L14), winning none of their past seven (D2 L5).
Charlton’s Chuks Aneke has played more occasions from the Championship this season without starting a game than any other participant (11 sub appearances).
Charlton are the other side who will feel that the break came at the perfect time recently. Points from their first 16 games remains a fantastic returnconsidering their pre-season expectations.
This is a terrific prospect for Neil Harris, who takes charge of the first Cardiff game. It’ll be interesting to observe how he tries to detract in Neil Warnock’s style of play early as the squad has been shaped into his image. I will back a bit of an away and supervisor bounce win.
David Prutton predicts: 0-1 ( 15/2 with Sky Bet )