Sunderland vs Gillingham Prediction & Match Preview

Sunderland vs Gillingham
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland)

Sunderland is still facing serious pressure from Fleetwood and Oxford United, for the place in promotion playoffs. They are winless in their last 2 games and will have enough opportunities to get one in this upcoming game.

The hosts have never lost to Gillingham in front of their home fans. The Gillis are also without a win in their 2 recent match days and are just 8 points behind this opposition. They lost at home against AFC Wimbledon last time out after conceding early. Against Sunderland, they must be careful at defense because of their head to head dominance.

Sunderland vs Gillingham: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture was won by Gillingham with a final score of 1-0.
  • Sunderland has 2 wins in the last 5 head to head matches against the Gillis.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their recent clashes.
  • At home, Sunderland is unbeaten against this opposition.
  • Both teams scored in all those games at this ground.

Sunderland vs Gillingham: Prediction

Predicting a clear winner is hard in this match.  Both teams are unbeaten at home and away respectively.  The Black Cats have not lost any of their previous 9 league games. This includes 5 wins and numerous goals. The Gillis is also unbeaten on the road in 9 recent occasions.

Up until now, both sides are scoring at an average of one goal per game. The last 4 times they met here we saw both sides getting in the score sheet.

Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 21 matches of each team this season. Since both teams are having an attacking mentality lately, I am sure about goals in this game. The head to head stats at the Stadium of Light proves my point. So I am backing a low scoring match with both sides getting goals.

Sunderland vs Gillingham: Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score @ 2.20 (6/5).
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (5/8).