Charlton vs Brighton: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
The World Cup has finished but attention quickly shifts back to club football, with Premier League outfit Brighton travelling to Charlton in the EFL Cup last 16 on Wednesday (7.45pm kick-off, UK time).
Charlton vs Brighton: Betting tips
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Charlton vs Brighton: Predictions
Charlton vs Brighton: Predictions
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|First Goalscorer||Kaoru Mitoma||15/2 with Bet UK|
Brighton have been flying high in the Premier League despite managerial upheaval, with Graham Potter leaving for Chelsea and Roberto De Zerbi stepping in at the end of September, but the Italian has kept the Seagulls fiercely competitive, and he will no doubt be harbouring aspirations of producing a solid cup run.
The South Coast club know they have a fantastic shot at making the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup for the first time since 1978/79 — where they lost to Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest — and only the second time in the club’s history. Indeed, De Zerbi can etch his name in Brighton history if he wins on Wednesday.
He, of course, will be without recent World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, but his squad is brimming with talent across the board, a notion underpinned by their run in the competition so far, having eliminated Forest Green Rovers without any hiccups and taken down Premier League table-toppers Arsenal in the last round.
League One Charlton will be looking at their precarious position in the third tier, hovering just three places above the relegation zone, but this is a match-up the South London club will no doubt be relishing. The Addicks have so far eliminated QPR, Walsall and Stevenage to set this clash up.
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Charlton vs Brighton match stats
Brighton will fancy their chances of getting the job done in the capital later this week, and Craig MacGillivray — who is expected to start in goal with Joe Wollacott currently sidelined — could be in for a busy night between the sticks. The Seagulls have not been afraid to let loose this season: only Liverpool (88), Man City (88), Spurs (88), Arsenal (81) and Newcastle (79) have had more shots on target in the Premier League in 2022/23 than De Zerbi’s men (77).
Pascal Gross has been the main creative force in carving out opportunities for his team-mates to let loose. The German has created 26 chances in the Premier League this campaign, more than any other Brighton player. Charlton, by contrast, aren’t particularly blessed with a potent attack. Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is their top scorer on five goals, while the Crystal Palace loanee is also their top playmaker with 26 chances created. The youngster is certainly doing a lot of the heavy lifting.
Charlton vs Brighton: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Charlton 1-2 Brighton
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Charlton vs Brighton head-to-head
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It has been six years since these clubs last met, which came at a time when they were equals in the Championship — now 55 places separates them in the footballing pyramid. That last meeting at Valley Parade saw Chris Hughton’s men beat Jose Riga’s side 3-1, with Sam Baldock, Jiri Skalak and Tomer Hemed getting the goals to cancel out Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s equaliser.