Two areas where Charlton Athletic are better than Nottingham Forest

Charlton Athletic and Nottingham Forest will face each other at The Valley in the Championship later tonight.

Nottingham Forest will be looking to maintain their great run of form when they take on Charlton Athletic at The Valley today.

The Reds will head into the Championship clash on the back of a 3-0 away victory over Reading, their fifth in six league games under manager Dougie Freedman.

Forest’s form has improved radically since Freedman replaced Stuart Pearce at the start of last month, and they could make a push for the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Charlton are currently 12th in the Championship standings with 42 points from 34 matches and look like they will finish in mid-table this season.

Heading into tonight’s clash, it is Forest who have the better form and will be favourites to pick up all three points, although the Addicks returned to winning ways at the weekend when they got the better of Huddersfield Town 3-0 at home.

As the Opta Stats table shows, over the last six games (all played in February), Forest have been much better than Charlton.

  GoalsGoals ConcededTotal Shots/GameTotal Shots against/GameChances created/GameTotal Tackles/GamesTotal Pass/GameTotal Cross/GamePoints
Forest 19 8 15.5 15.33 10.83 17.67 310.5 19.83 16
Charlton 12 8 9.67 15.67 6.5 20.67 338.17 13.17 9

Freedman’s side have scored more goals, have had more shots, created more chances, and played more crosses.

However, two areas where Charlton have bettered their visitors over the last six games are in the total number of tackles and the total number of passes.

It seems that Guy Luzon’s side have played an all-round game over the past month, and one suspects that they will do the same against Forest today.

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