Stoke City vs Gillingham
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium.
The Potters are from the Championship, and have the reputation of being one of the toughest teams to beat in the whole of England. And their home stadium has played a big role in expanding this legend.
Any team worth their salt is supposed to first prove themselves at this ground before gaining the respect of the English crowd. And it’s here where the Gills are supposed to play this Wednesday.
Not only are Steve Evans’s men from the League One – one rung lower than that of the Championship in England, but they are also going through a rough patch of performances at the moment.
On top of that, Michael O’Neill’s men have had all the recent success in h2h clashes, whereas the Gills used to dominate almost two decades back.
As such, expect a great performance by Stoke this match-day.
Stoke City vs Gillingham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the pitch, the Potters won 1-3 on the road. In fact, they have a 100% winning record in the past decade.
- They are unbeaten against this rival in the past 15 years.
- They had scored two or more goals in two of the preceding three clashes.
- The guest failed to score in four of their former six visits to this stadium.
Stoke City vs Gillingham: Prediction
O’Neill’s men were unbeaten in nine of their former eleven overall games, and in fact had won seven of these match-ups. Impressively, they had also kept clean sheets in six of their past nine games.
And at home, they had won six of their last nine appearances, and also remained unbeaten in 11 of their last 15 fixtures here. In fact, they have lost a total of just four times at this ground in the whole of 2020.
Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in seven of their last ten overall match-ups, and had kept a total of one clean sheet in the past eight months.
Most importantly, they had a total of four wins away from home in the past fourteen-month period.
Considering all these factors, it’s obvious that the Potters are the team in form. On top of that, they are at home (one of the toughest grounds in the whole of England), and they are a team in the Championship – while their opponents are from the lower division.
For the reasons, expect a winning performance from Stoke City this Wednesday.
Stoke City vs Gillingham: Betting Tips
Stoke City to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Stoke City @ 1.7 5 (3/4).