One confident prediction that can be made about tonight's game against Bradford City is that the attendance will be low. Leaving aside how fans feel about the regime, the season is effectively over for Charlton. There has also been a succession of home games.
The Bantams come into the game fourth in the table and fifth in the form table. They are on an unbeaten run of ten games. At home they are even more of draw specialists than Charlton, but they have a good away record: won eight, drawn five and lost just five.
Bradford manager Stuart McCall has a grievance about the fact that the only time he was sent off in his career was at The Valley (seventeen years ago). However, he thinks that the good pitch will suit their style of play: Hoping for a happier outcome
Chris Solly and Jordan Botaka will both miss the game with calf injuries. Jason Pearce will also not be involved even though he managed 60 minutes in an Under-23 game on Sunday. Josh Magennis is still very doubtful as he nurses a hamstring injury and Jake Forster-Caskey will play no part due to an ankle injury. Kevin Nolan argues that Karl Robinson needs to be cut some slack given the injury problems he faces: Crippling injury list
The bookies are expecting a Bradford win: Charlton 21/10, Draw 9/4, Bradford 13/10.
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