Burton vs Gillingham
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton upon Trent).
Burton have been in better overall form, and they have the home advantage as well this Saturday. In addition, the team also had won the reverse fixture. As such, Burton look the favorite going into this weekend encounter. However, the surprisingly few number of losses for Gillingham suggest that they will surely put up a fight.
Burton vs Gillingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the former ten matches had goals from both teams.
- The last time these two met, Burton won on the road, 1-2.
- Four of the last six wins went to Burton.
- In the past decade, only one encounter at this venue failed to have goals from both teams.
- Burton had won three of the prior four meetings at this venue.
Burton vs Gillingham Prediction
Burton lost against Rotherham the last match-day on the road. The scoreline was 3-2 in favor of the hosts. However, the fact that the home team are the toppers of the table, and the game was a closely-contested one signify just how much of a competitor Burton really are.
Meanwhile, Gillingham won at home 2-0, over Shrewsbury. Both goals had come early for the former, and keep note that the guests had just been in the limelight for giving a tough time to reigning European champions, Liverpool, in the FA Cup. As such, expect a good game from Gillingham.
They have lost just thrice in the last twenty games, and just once in their previous nine games on the road. Moreover, since 2009, only twice have Gillingham failed to score against this opponent, and only once at this venue in the past decade.
In addition, Burton had failed to keep a clean sheet in 18 of their prior 21 overall match-ups as well. Considering all these observations, count on the guests Gillingham to score at least once. However, keep in mind that Burton do have the home advantage, and that they had won the reverse fixture (that too on the road).
Burton also have lost once at home in the last ten years in h2h games, and they even won three of the past four such meetings. They also had won four of the prior six home games this season, and stood unbeaten in five. Finally, home teams have registered eight of the last eleven h2h victories, and all these combine to suggest that Burton will win this weekend.
Burton vs Gillingham Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Burton @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).