Lincoln City vs Gillingham
England League 1
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: LNER Stadium (Lincoln).
Gillingham secured all three points when the two sides met in the reverse fixture. With the visitors showing promise, even on the road, Lincoln City have been cast as the underdogs in their own backyard this week.
Lincoln City vs Gillingham Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Gillingham post a 1-0 victory.
- Three of their previous five encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just one of their past five meetings.
- None of their last seven games have ended as a tie.
- Gillingham have registered the win four times in their previous seven fixtures. (W-4, D-0, L-3)
Lincoln City vs Gillingham Prediction
Lincoln City made a swift return to losing ways last week on the road after Accrington edged past them with a 4-3 scorecard. Despite taking the lead thrice in that latter clash, the hosts failed to hold on to it, and ultimately had their hearts broken in the dying minutes of stoppage time when their counterparts found the winning goal.
Miserably, the home team have now admitted defeat in five of their past six fixtures. They have also garnered no more than one measly point from a possible eighteen in the process.
On the other hand, Gillingham will be making the trip to LNER Stadium on the back of a three-match winning streak. The visitors took down Southend with a 1-0 scoreline in their most recent outing. While at home, they got the better of Doncaster with a 2-1 victory.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have not lost in the league since their 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon, back in late November.
To make matters worse for the hosts, Gillingham are unbeaten in their past seven outings on the trot. In sharp contrast, Lincoln City have not secured the bragging rights in their last three games here.
Taking into account that they were also at the losing end in their previous meeting with this foe at home, the hosts can rule out any hopes of picking up all three points this Saturday.
However, Gillingham have shared the spoils more times on the road than any other side in the cluster. Given that Lincoln City have also salvaged a point twice here this season, it will be safer to back a double chance in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have been struggling to get their names on the scoresheet, even on home soil, as of late. In fact, they have found the back of the net just once in their past three games here.
Meanwhile, Gillingham have scored just thirteen goals on the road so far, which is just half of what they have managed at home. As such, count on neither side to rack up the goal scoring charts this weekend.
Lincoln City vs Gillingham Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Gillingham @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).