Friday 11 September 2015

Bogey team?

Charlton could secure a top six spot in the Championship if they beat Rotherham United tomorrow, while the Millers are looking for their first Championship win. If things do not go well, colourful manager Steve Evans could succumb to the curse of Charlton, although he has already been linked with the vacancy at Peterborough which is close to his family home.

Charlton have strikers Simon Makienok (knock), Tony Watt (calf) and Igor Vetokele (illness) back in their squad, although question remarks remain about whether they are fully fit. Midfielder Cristian Ceballos' ankle problem still keeps him out, as does Reza Ghoochannejhad's knee injury.

Rotherham are something of a bogey team for the Addicks. Charlton are without a win over Rotherham in seven attempts (D2 L5). Last year's game ended in a 1-1 draw. The Millers' last clean sheet at The Valley came in September 1961. They have conceded 21 goals in 11 games since then.

The Addicks have won three of their last four games at the Valley (L1), scoring twice in each victory. Rotherham are winless in their last seven league games on the road, losing five (D2). Former Charlton players with Rotherham are Richard Wood, Greg Halford and Frazer Richardson.

Odds: Charlton Evens, Draw 12/5, Rotherham 14/5. Rotherham are favourites to be relegated. Charlton's position has eased from being second favourites to seventh favourite for relegation.

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