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Burton Albion will be the visitors at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday for the League One clash with hosts Gillingham.
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Gillingham will be looking for an improved result here following a 0-4 League One defeat last time out to Ipswich Town.
James Norwood (9'), Wes Burns (13'), Macauley Bonne (23') and Conor Chaplin (85') scored for Ipswich Town.
Gillingham have really struggled up front in recent times. Their sum of goals stands at just 2 against opposing sides during the course of their previous 6 outings. In those games, Gillingham have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 14. We will just have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Gillingham:
- haven't lost in the league to Burton Albion in their previous 2 matches.
- have left without a victory over Burton Albion in their previous 5 league matches.
In their previous game, Burton Albion drew 1-1 in the League One tie with Cheltenham Town.
The only scorer from Burton Albion was Daniel Jebbison (51'). Callum Wright (21') was the scorer for Cheltenham Town.
Over the course of their previous six outings, Burton Albion have helped themselves to a tally of 13 goals. Burton Albion have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve had 7 goals scored by their opponents.
Looking at their past form shows that Burton Albion:
- haven't been defeated by Gillingham when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 12/01/2019 shows that Gillingham have won 1 of these and Burton Albion 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined sum of 13 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 from The Gills and 7 netted by The Brewers. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
Team News: Gillingham
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Gillingham boss Steve Lovell to be concerned about from an otherwise complete squad. Daniel Adshead (Metatarsal Fracture) misses out.
We are thinking that The Gills look set to go for a 4-4-2 formation in the match featuring Tim Krul, Max Aarons, Grant Hanley, Ben Gibson, Brandon Williams, Przemyslaw Placheta, Pierre Lees-Melou, Kenny McLean, Milot Rashica, Teemu Pukki and Adam Idah.
Team News: Burton Albion
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Burton Albion boss Jimmy Hasselbaink does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
We are inclined to think that The Brewers seem most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 system, starting Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Vitalii Mykolenko, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan, Andre Gomes, Anthony Gordon, D. Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray.
We’re of the view that Burton Albion and Gillingham are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: MEMS Priestfield Stadium (11,582)
Captain: Kyle Dempsey
Chairman: Paul Scally
Manager: Steve Evans
Competitions: League One position 22
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