Peterborough United are taking a positive attitude into their League Cup tie with Charlton tonight, hoping to collect a scalp off a 'big' club. However, they will be without their suspended captain with keeper Ben Alnwick stepping into his place. They are also without three key defenders: Positive Posh
Peterborough have won their last three League Cup games at London Road, scoring 12 and conceding none in that time. Charlton have lost their last five away games in the League Cup, not tasting victory on the road since a 2-0 win at Swindon in 2007. The two sides have met five times in the League Cup (though not since 1979), with two wins apiece and one draw in previous games. The Addicks have won five of the last six meetings between the two sides.
Bet 365 make Charlton 9/5 favourites. For first goal scorer, you can choose between Conor Washington [who he?] and Igor Vetokele, presumably on crutches!
In recent years Charlton have not really done cups, but I hope that we try and maintain the momentum of our good start to the season by progressing in this competition. Hence, we should not weaken our team too much. My fear would be extra time and penalties.