Gillingham vs Oxford Prediction & Match Preview

Gillingham vs Oxford
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Priestfield Stadium (Gillingham).

Home advantage has been working its charm for Gillingham as of late. With Oxford erratic in their recent trips on the road, the hosts are in contention to climb up the ladder this Saturday.

Gillingham vs Oxford Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last meeting ended in a 3-0 win for Oxford United.
  • The final scores have been tied just once in their past five games.
  • Three of their previous five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their last ten clashes.
  • Oxford United have registered the win six times in their past seventeen encounters. (W-6, D-5, L-6)

Gillingham vs Oxford Prediction

Gillingham shared the spoils for the second consecutive week after their most recent clash with Peterborough finished in a stalemate. Nevertheless, the hosts are still unbeaten in their past seven fixtures in the League One and have picked up the win thrice in the process as well.

At the moment, the home team are sitting fourteenth on the ladder with thirty-four points to their name.

On the other hand, Oxford have been hit a sharp decline in form. The visitors are without a taste of success in their past three games on the trot in the third division.

Their last clash at home saw them hold Ipswich to a goalless draw. While on the road, they were at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard to Doncaster.

It is also worth mentioning that the guests have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past four outings. To make matters worse, Oxford have not secured the bragging rights in their last two visits to this stadium.

Taking into account that the hosts have not stumbled in any of their previous five games at home either, Gillingham are likely to eye all three points for the taking.

However, Oxford are currently one among the top four away sides in the cluster and have salvaged a point at the most four times already on the road. Considering that Gillingham were held to a draw in their latest League One clash here as well, the safest punt would have to be a double chance this weekend.

Furthermore, the hosts have kept a clean sheet in half of their past four games here. They have also conceded just two measly goals from their previous five at home.

Moreover, eight of their last nine h2h meetings here have been low scoring affairs with fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts. As such, count on neither side to rack up the goals tally in this one.

Gillingham vs Oxford Betting tips

  • Double chance: Gillingham or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).