Gillingham vs Sunderland
England League One
Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Priestfield Stadium (Gillingham).
Gillingham and Sunderland are going to face each other in the 4th round of English League One on Wednesday evening.
The hosts opened the campaign very successfully by winning twice, but their potential streak has been interrupted in the previous round with a defeat against Walsall.
Gillingham managed to secure the survival last season and stay six points clear of the relegation. Their defence hasn’t been too bad, but the forwards had troubles in converting their clashes into goals.
Steve Lovell’s side celebrated just five times in front of their fans last season, and they’ve also been involved in high number of draws at home ground. Gillingham managed to improve their attacking record as they are scoring two goals per match in average.
Sunderland are looking forward to bouncing back to the Championship as they have been relegated two times in a row. They missed the chance to win only once and the visitors are still undefeated in the competition.
They’ve been the bottom placed side in the second tier of English league pyramid last season as they’ve celebrated just seven victories. Their defending was awful as Bryan Oviedo and the lads conceded 80 times. However, away side managed to tighten up their defence and they have allowed just two goals so far.
Gillingham vs Sunderland: Head-to-head
Sunderland have been much more successful in their head to head clashes as The Black Cats booked three victories over their rivals in their four encounters. Their clashes are usually very efficient, and the crowd is able to enjoy more than three goals per match.
Gillingham v Sunderland: Prediction
Both sides have opened their campaigns successfully, but in this one the visitors are slight favourites. Sunderland should be capable enough of getting back home with new three points in their pockets.
These two sides have been pretty productive so far in the season, while their defences are holding the lines tight. We are going to follow the tradition of their head to head clashes and this clash should go over 2.5 margin.
Gillingham vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
Sunderland to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 12/11 (2.05).