Gillingham vs Shrewsbury Prediction & Match Preview

Gillingham vs Shrewsbury
England – League One
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Priestfield Stadium (Gillingham).

Gillingham have been on a roll in front of the home crowd this season, and once again the Priestfield Stadium should help them out this Wednesday. However, the long history of h2h domination by Shrewsbury suggests that a clean sheet might be too much to ask from the hosts.

Gillingham vs Shrewsbury Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Six of the previous seven wins went to Shrewsbury.
  • Gillingham have failed to keep a clean sheet in the past 13 meetings.
  • The last the hosts won at this stadium was back in 2010.
  • Shrewsbury had won four of the former six games at this venue.

Gillingham vs Shrewsbury Prediction

Gillingham were on the road the last match-day, and had taken on Rochdale. The four-goal affair saw either team share the spoils, as the game ended with a 2-2 scoreline.

In the meantime, Shrewsbury were away from home the prior game week, and had locked horns with Fleetwood. The former had the win in sights, as they were leading 1-2 with just nine minutes till final whistle.

However, with three minutes left on the clock, Fleetwood equalized, and thus the match ended 2-2.

In regards to the result this Wednesday, first consider the impressive form Gillingham have been in this season, especially at their home.

The team were unbeaten in 14 of their former 16 match-ups, and were so in nine of their last ten at home. 

Also, in front of the home crowd, Gillingham were on a seven-game winning run, before they were held to draws by Oxford, and Portsmouth (both of whom are in contention for playoff spots), and the only loss in the last ten match-days at this venue had come against West Ham, a PL outfit.

On the other hand, Shrewsbury were winless in seven of their last eight games, and are on a winless run of four fixtures on the road. Keep note that they were also winless in 11 of the preceding 14 road trips.

On top of that Gillingham have the home advantage, and they are unbeaten in their previous nine league fixtures. 

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury, who have to deal with the away handicap, are winless in their last five league encounters.

Taking into consideration these observations, it’s adjudged that the hosts Gillingham should record a win this Wednesday. However, to be on the safe side, we will opt for the DNB.

Going on, though Gillingham have the upper hand, it’s not an absolute one. First of all, while Shrewsbury are beneath their opposite number in the league table, it deserves mentioning that they have two games in hand.

Also, Shrewsbury are high in confidence, after they held the mighty Liverpool to a 2-2 draw in their FA Cup fixture the last match-day.

In addition, Shrewsbury are unbeaten against this opponent in the past four years, and teams on the road have been invincible in h2h clashes in the last seven years. 

Moreover, only once have Shrewsbury lost against this opponent since 2010, and at this venue, the team scored twice or more in three of their prior four visits.

Bringing these new information under purview, it becomes evident that while the hosts look the stronger side, they might find it hard to keep their nets clean.

Likely, the BTTS bet looks promising this Wednesday.

Gillingham vs Shrewsbury Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Gillingham @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).