Gillingham vs Southend Utd
English League One
Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: MEMS Priestfield Stadium (Gillingham).
Southend ended a fine three-win run with a disappointing goalless draw to the rock-bottomed Oxford United last weekend. Can they return to the winning ways on Saturday against Gillingham away at MEMS Priestfield Stadium?
The hosts will enter the game in high spirits after clinching their third win of the campaign. They stunned table-toppers Portsmouth 0-2 at Fratton Park thanks to first half goals from Tom Eaves and Andrew Lacey. It was indeed an inspiring defensive performance from the Gills who escaped the red zone by claiming four points from last two league ties. It is a massive improvement to the poor three-loss streak they had beforehand.
Gillingham vs Southend Utd: Head-to-head
We should witness goals galore on Saturday judging by the most recent head to head trend in matches between these two likes.
Each of last six H2H outings saw three or more goals scored, while all but one of past eight offered goals at both ends.
Southend Utd took four points from last term meetings with the Gills bagging an impressive seven-goal tally in the process.
Gillingham vs Southend Utd: Prediction
Steve Lovell made a host of rotations to the team which defeated Pompey seven days ago. It resulted in a demolishing 0-4 loss to Tottenham Hotspur U21 in the mid-week EFL Trophy action. However, this loss will count for little as first-team regulars are expected to be back in the starting line-up for this Shrimpers clash.
Tom Eaves will be the man to watch out as he took his league tally to six goals by breaking the deadlock at Fratton Park last weekend. Knowing that Gillingham have one of weakest defensive records in the division after 12 rounds, we certainly do expect goals here and backing the Over 2.5 goals FT looks just to be the way to go here.
Gillingham vs Southend Utd: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85 (17/20)
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10).