Gillingham vs Fleetwood
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/16.00 CET
Venue: Priestfield Stadium (Gillingham).
The Gills will host Fleetwood town in Round 17 of League One this Saturday.
The home side are just one point away from the relegation zone are desperately in need of a win. With 8 defeats in 15 games they are 18th in the league table.
Defending has been a problem for the team managed by Steve Lovell. His side has conceded 28 goals and scored 23 in the league.
A 4 game winless run was concluded last week with a win over Bradford City at home. There has been goals in most of their matches with 4 of the last 6 games having over 2.5 goals in total.
Home form is a disappointment for Lovell’s men. They have only 1 win in their last 7 home games from all competitions, with 4 game losing streak included.
The “Fishermen” also had an irregular season but are in a better position in the table than their opponents. With 6 wins in 16 matches they are 10th in the table and tend to draw more games with 5 draws and equal number of losses.
Recent 6 games over all venues saw them win and lose 3 matches each. In previous 7 away games they have only 1 win and are currently on a 2 games losing streak.
For the hosts it’s a race to stay out of relegation and the visitors will move 2 places above with a win in this match.
Gillingham vs Fleetwood: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams have won 3 matches each in the last 6 h2h fixtures.
- Last 2 h2h matches was won by the Gills.
- Over 2.5 goals came in 5 of those 6 h2h games.
- At home Gillingham has won 2 games and the opposition also have 2 victories in the last 5 games.
- Also 4 of those 5 games at Priestfield Stadium had a final score of over 2.5 goals.
Gillingham vs Fleetwood: Prediction
Even though the home side has won the recent h2h game against this opposition, their home for is not enough to predict a possible win. They have won their last home game but it was against the bottom side Bradford. Their best recent home result was a 1-1 draw against Coventry. Apart from these two games they have lost 5 of their last 7 home matches.
Joey Barton’s men have lost both their away games recently but their opposition was two teams at the top of the table. They have never lost any recent away game against a team that are below them in the table. So I think this match will go down to the wire and a possible result may be an away win or a draw at a modest 1.50 odd.
Fleetwood has only conceded 4 goals in their 8 away games. So it is hard to break their defense down even for the top teams. They have found the net 12 times in those games .With a defense as poor as the hosts we can expect goals in this game too. Last 3 of the 4 games at home for the Gills had a scoreline of over 2.5 goals. So it is safe to bet on a similar occurrence of over 2.5 goals with 2.15 odd.
Gillingham vs Fleetwood: Betting Tips
Double chance of Fleetwood to win or match drawn @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.15 (8/7).