Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has once been again making his predictions ahead of the EFL playoffs and its good news for Charlton Athletic fans.
After previously tipping Charlton to go through against Doncaster, Prutton now feels the Addicks will be playing Championship football next season.
The former Leeds and Nottingham Forest player said in his ‘Prutton Predicts‘ column on the Sky Sports website that Charlton ‘have been superb in 2019 and are the form side heading into the final.’
He also highlighted striker Lyle Taylor as the dangerman and noted his experience of having scored in Wimbledon’s League Two play-off final victory in 2016 as key.
Charlton fans of a superstitious nature will be hoping Prutton sticking with them is a good omen, and unsurprisingly the Sky pundit couldn’t help bringing up the classic 1998 Division One play-off final when Charlton beat Sunderland on penalties after a memorable 4-4 draw.
He doesn’t believe Sunday’s game will be so high scoring but predicts a tight affair could be decided once again from twelve yards with the expectation getting the better of the heartbroken Black Cats and the South London outfit once again emerging from the drama victorious.
Charlton are the form side going into the match with momentum and positivity around the club for the first time in years.
If Sunderland’s performance in the semi-final is anything to go by Jack Ross’ men will make it very difficult for Lee Bowyer’s side to get going.
I’m sorry Black Cat fans, I take Charlton to go through, but disagree with Prutton, I think they will do it in ninety-minutes.