Sunderland vs Gillingham Predictions and Match Preview

Peter Green - February 18, 2019

Sunderland vs Gillingham
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 19th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).

Sunderland has a magnificent opportunity to bypass Portsmouth in their race to secure a direct promotion to the Championship. The latter has been struggling to post points on the board, despite their high-profile presence in the tournament, and the hosts feel like it’s the right time to make the move.

Their wish has been complemented with a favorable draw too. Gillingham comes visits them this Tuesday and is just three points off the safety line. They are also one of the few teams that have already conceded 50 goals or more in the competition.

Even the worst team on the road, Shrewsbury, has let in just two more goals than this squad. The setting is in place for some exciting ninety minutes of football.

Sunderland vs Gillingham Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Gillingham has never won against this opponent.
  • Except for a single draw back in 2005, the hosts for this tie has a 100% winning record in h2h meetings.
  • The reverse fixture for this tie, this season, ended in a 1-4 win for Sunderland.
  • Gillingham has never kept a clean sheet.
  • The hosts for the tie have scored two or more goals in every single game except one.

Sunderland vs Gillingham Prediction

Gillingham has never had a realistic chance against this rival. In their h2h history, never once has the team tasted a win – 100% unbeaten record, and Sunderland welcomes them at their home. Also keep in mind that, the reverse fixture, when Gillingham was at home, just a few months back, ended in a 1-4 win for the visitors then.

About goals, Sunderland has always managed to find the back of the net against Gillingham and did so twice or more in every meeting bar one.

They have been on ominous form this season, remaining unbeaten in 40 of their last 46 games, and 21 of their last 22 home ties. Their counterparts, meanwhile, were winless in five of their last six fixtures, and in four of their last five on the road.

The home team is a massive favorite to record a huge win in this game.

Sunderland vs Gillingham Betting Tips

  • Half Time Result: Sunderland to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Sunderland to Score in Both Halves @ 2.62 (13/8).