Charlton face Ipswich Town at Portman Road tomorrow night seeking to maintain the glimmer of hope of a great escape from their relegation battle. At the moment the Addicks (7th) are above Ipswich (12th) in the form table. Mick McCarthy does not think it is going to be an easy game with Charlton 'scrapping away'.
Speculation surrounding a possible move of McCarthy to Aston Villa may have been unsettling, although it now looks as if Nigel Pearson is in the frame.
Ipswich have won five of their last six matches against the Addicks. We lost 3-0 at Portman Road last season, drew the season before that and won 2-1 three years ago.
Charlton have failed to score in four of their last five league games against Ipswich. The Tractors haven't scored in either of their previous two league games, while a third without a goal would equal their previous longest dry spell of the season. However, they remain only five points off a play off place.
Only Rotherham (13) and Burnley (11) have taken more points from their last five league games than Charlton (10).
Odds are: Ipswich 8/13, Draw 11/4, Charlton 19/4.