Colchester found currently in 4th position of the ranking of its Checkatrade Trophy group managed to gather 0 points after 2 rounds.
The hosts through a difficult period in the championship, with just 2 points accumulated in the last 5 rounds. Recently, Colchester suffered a defeat on the ground at Plymouth, 2-1.
Colchester did not do too well in the FA Cup, where he suffered a defeat in the first round, 1-2 in front of Chesterfield.
Colchester has not managed to win at home, in a championship game since September, when they beat Blackpool 3-2.
On the other side, Charlton ranks 3rd the group standings with 2 points accumulated in 2 matches.
The guests are in very good shape with 8 points obtained in the last 4 matches of the championship. Previous round, Charlton triumphed on home soil, 1-0, in front of Chesterfield.
Charlton continued good form in the FA Cup, where he eliminated it Scunthorpe in the first round, 3-1.
Charlton last time was required on the ground from Colchester in a championship game since 2011.