Charlton entertain Tottenham in the first London derby to be staged at the Valley this season. Alan Curbishley's side have had a mixed start to the season and need a morale-boosting win after only picking up two points out of the last 12 available.
In contrast Spurs are enjoying their best start to a season for nine years and are just one point behind leaders Manchester United. George Graham puts Tottenham's good start to the season down the wonderful camaraderie that exists in the dressing room at White Hart Lane. "The spirit at the club is wonderful", said the former Arsenal boss.
Charlton themselves have shown a lot of resolve in their last two fixtures - against Southampton they earned a point, coming from a goal behind, and on Sunday they recovered from a two-goal deficit to earn a point at Derby.
However Curbishley has admitted his team need to work on their defending if they want to avoid a return to the Nationwide League. The Addicks have let in 2.2 goals per game on average and only Manchester City and Derby have conceded more this term.
Charlton keeper Dean Kiely is available at 6/4 with SpursBET on keeping his first clean sheet since his team's 4-0 opening day win over Manchester City, when Tottenham visit the Valley on Saturday.
While Charlton may leak goals, they have no problems at the other end with new £3.25 million signing Jonatan Johansson scoring in his last two matches. The Finnish striker, who made his first start for the Addicks at Pride Park last week, looks a useful acquisition for the club. He set up a goal for Claus Jensen, before grabbing the equaliser past Mart Poom.
Johansson and his new team-mates have a more deadly shooting accuracy than Spurs, registering 59% of their shots on target and only Everton have been more accurate. In contrast, while Tottenham may not have been more prolific, central defender and skipper Sol Campbell netted his first goal in 18 months against West Ham on Monday. Ironically, before Monday night his last goal was at the Valley in Spurs 4-1 win at Charlton in 1998-1999.
SpursBET are offering odds of 500/1 for Spurs to repeat their 4-1 win, with Campbell being first goalscorer on Saturday.
If Charlton are to get something out of Saturday's game, they will certainly need to shore up their leaky defence as confident Spurs look to fire their way to their first away win of the season at the Valley, and maintain their position as the top club in the capital.