Gillingham vs Accrington
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Priestfield Stadium (Gillingham).
In match-ups, once in a while these teams would lose themselves in the moment and go all out for war, which led to some interesting meetings with a lot of goals in the past. But those days are long gone by.
The last decade saw a shift in mentality and attitude towards games which preferred tough but safe wins, with fewer goals. Clean sheets were started to given importance over exciting game-play.
The teams have posted similar stats in the table so far, and are trying to etch themselves into the mid-table, away from the battlefield that is the exit zone into League Two. Safety still is not a given for both and will have to be earned with diligent work.
Gillingham vs Accrington Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five matches had under 2.5 goals.
- The teams hosting the game has posted six wins in response to just two losses since 2008.
- Three of the last four ties at the venue saw home wins, and the fourth one ended in a draw.
- Stanley is winless at the Priestfield Stadium.
- Three of the last four fixtures at this stadium had under 2.5 match goals.
- The hosts kept a clean sheet in two of the last four meetings here.
Gillingham vs Accrington Prediction
A win would be the ultimate objective at this point for both the teams, as a drawn game is practically useless considering the intense competition to escape a boot to League Two.
The home teams have considerably fared better whenever the teams took the pitch at opposite ends. And it has never been more evident than at the Priestfield Stadium. The visitors have never returned back with three points from there and went back empty-handed in three of the last four occasions. On top of that, their forwards were also completely shut out in two of those last four attempts.
Furthermore, Accy Stanley has been winless in seven of their last eight trips on the road and lost five of these last six.
In the last decade, whenever these two came at each other, the hosts of the day had been victorious on six instances, while the visitors managed just a paltry two.
I expect a fierce game on the cards, where at the end, the home team should be able to secure a tough win via a single goal.
Gillingham vs Accrington Betting Tips
Correct Score: 1-0, Gillingham @ 9.50 (17/2)
Gillingham to Score the First Goal @ 2.00 (1/1).