Swansea City vs Gillingham
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Swansea City will have a great opportunity to keep their excellent spell of form going on Saturday afternoon when they play host to lower-division Gillingham in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
The two-time semi-finalists booked this tie after a brilliant effort against fellow Championship opponents Aston Villa on the first weekend of the year.
The Welsh outfit claimed a demolishing 0-3 victory over the Lions away at Villa Park. Courtney Baker-Richardson opened up the way for such win with a second-minute opener.
The Swans then focused on counter-attacks which proved to be a fantastic strategy as Nathan Dyer and Jay Fulton added their names on the scoreline to make it a drubbing of Aston Villa at the end.
Can the hosts re-produce such showing here against a much weaker opposition?
Swansea City vs Gillingham: Head-to-head
It’s been more than a decade since these two sides last met each other.
Interestingly, it’s Gillingham who have a positive head to head record (three wins to Swansea’s two) coming into their 7th meeting with the Swans.
Teams have a win, a draw and a defeat each in three H2H games at Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City vs Gillingham: Prediction
Graham Potter’s men are enjoying a splendid form of late. They won three and drew one of past four games in all competitions. The streak includes a highly important 1-0 victory over 4th-placed Sheffield United on Saturday evening at Liberty.
The Welsh outfit are now ready for a strong promotional challenge in the final quarter of the season given there are only six points between them and play-offs at the moment.
The story is completely opposite with Gillingham who are just one point above the red zone in the third division of English football. They did shock Premier League side Cardiff City 1-0 at home in the previous round, but we have to mention the Bluebirds named a highly-changed squad for that tie.
Gillingham suffered a tough 0-3 loss to bottom-half Walsall last weekend and we just can’t imagine them hurting the red-hot Swansea City here.
Swansea City vs Gillingham: Bet Tips
HT/FT Swansea City/Swansea City @ 2.20 (6/5)
Swansea City -1.5 handicap @ 2.35 (27/20).