Charlton Athletic host Blackpool at The Valley this Saturday in a big weekend in League One. Both slides sit in the bottom half of the table and will need a win if they want to close in on a spot in the Play-offs.
Charlton currently sit 14th in League One after ten games. With four wins, two draws and four losses, The Addicks currently have 14 points, leaving them four points adrift of the Play-offs.
In their last five games in all competitions, Charlton have two wins, two draws and one loss. In the Group stage of the Football League Trophy, Charlton faced Crawley Town. Miles Leaburn, Tyreece Campbell and George Dobson all scored for Charlton but goals from Harry Forster, Klaidi Lolos, Nick Tsaroulla and Rafiq Khaleel gave Crawley the 4 - 3 win. The visit to Stevenage saw Jame Reid draw first blood with his goal in the first half and despite leaving it until the 92nd minute, Corey Blackett-Taylor converted his penalty to grab a 1 - 1 draw.
Charlton’s win came against Wycombe. Leaburn, Slobodan Tedic and Blackett-Taylor all scored in the 3 - 1 win despite having only 47% of the possession with Freddie Potts on the scoresheet for Wycombe. The visit to Shrewsbury ended in a goalless draw despite Charlton’s six shots on target, 62% of the possession and managing 455 passes in comparison to Shrewsbury’s 270 passes.
The most recent outing for Charlton was against Exeter City. Despite James Scott opening the scoring for Exeter, Blackett-Taylor and Leaburn both scored along with a double from Alfie May to grab the 4 - 1 win with Will Aimson sent off for Exeter.
Blackpool currently sit 13th in League One after ten games. With four wins, three draws and three losses, Blackpool have 15 points to their name, leaving them three points away from the final Play-off places.
In their last five games in all competitions Blackpool have three wins and two losses. In the Group stage of the Football League Trophy Blackpool faced Barrow. Sonny Carey and Kylian Koussai both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Blackpool. However, in the next game, Blackpool were on the wrong side of a 2 - 0 scoreline. Sam Vokes and Brandon Hanlan both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Wycombe.
Blackpool bounced back against Reading. Jordan Rhodes picked up a hat-trick and was joined by Kouassi on the scoresheet in the 4 - 1 win over Reading with James Husband scoring an own goal to put Reading on the scoresheet. Rhodes scored again against Barnsley with his penalty being the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win for Blackpool.
Most recently, Blackpool faced Derby County. Korey Smith, James Collins and Martyn Waghorn all scored with Kenny Dougall the only rebuttal for Blackpool as Derby won 3 - 1.
Charlton and Blackpool have met 66 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1929. Blackpool have a big advantage in this fixture with 31 wins in comparison to Charlton’s 19 wins, with the other 16 games ended in a share of the points.