Friday, 8 January 2016

The Magic of the Cup

Charlton make the trip to Colchester tomorrow for their 3rd round FA Cup tie. It's really a case of two teams who don't do cups playing each other. Colchester have lost their last five FA Cup third round games, while the Addicks have lost four of their last five ties at this stage.

The U's have faced Charlton once before in the FA Cup, losing at home to the Addicks 1-0 in a third-round tie in 1984. The U's have lost six of their last eight FA Cup ties against higher-ranked opponents (W2), but are unbeaten in their last three at home (W2 D1). Charlton have only reached the fourth round once in the last six seasons - in 2014, when they eventually were knocked out in the quarter-finals.

Colchester are second from bottom in League One and have conceded 59 goals, the largest number of any team in the Football League. However, they have brought in a keeper on loan, 24-year old Jake Kean, from Norwich City who is likely to play tomorrow. He was encouraged to go on loan by their goalkeeping coach, one Dean Kiely.

Odds are: Colchester 31/20, Draw 12/5, Charlton 7/4.

1 comment:

Peter Harding said...

I was there in 1984 boy were we lucky nothing much changes with Charlton