Friday, March 21, 2008
AFTERNOON ACTION ............
CHARLTON ATHLETIC - WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Not much has gone right for the hosts in recent weeks and their promotion dreams are hanging by a thread. They could go back into the top six, albeit only for 24 hours , with a win, but confidence cannot be high. The Addicks have just a single win in six starts, six points in eight matches and since allowing playmaker Andy Reid to leave, the supply to the frontline has dried up.
Albion will also be looking to get back on track after the big home defeat to Leicester last week, that game turned on a dismissal and we can expect a more disciplined performance fron the Baggies. A win will keep an automatic promotion spot in their own hands and they will probably be happy to get away from, their former fortress home, where they have collected only five points from as many games. On the road, only Watford have averaged more Championship goals this season and they have also notched 13 in three FA Cup away wins at Peterborough, Coventry and Bristol Rovers.
I do not see the visitors coming away empty handed, they can get forward very quickly and with Charlton forced to press for the win, they should get plenty of opportunity to do so.
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