Gillingham journey to Fratton Park on Saturday for the League One clash with home team Portsmouth.
Our Portsmouth v Gillingham predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Portsmouth will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-1 League One success against Oxford United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Portsmouth was Harvey White (48').
Over their last 6 games, Kenny Jackett's Portsmouth have hit the back of the net a combined total of 9 times - an average number of goals per match of 1.5.
Heading into this fixture, Portsmouth haven't been beaten in the league by Gillingham in their last 3 matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against AFC Wimbledon in League One competition, Gillingham and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Jack Rudoni (89') scored for AFC Wimbledon.
The numbers tell their own story, and Gillingham have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 11 goals in all. Defensively, The Gills have seen their frailties exposed.
Coming into this contest, Gillingham have not been beaten by Portsmouth in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 04/09/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Portsmouth winning 2 of those games, Gillingham 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Pompey and 5 netted by The Gills. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league contest between these clubs was League One match day 7 on 20/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gillingham 0-2 Portsmouth.
The referee was David Rock.
Team News: Portsmouth
Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from. Jack Whatmough is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Gillingham
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Gillingham boss Steve Evans has no fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
In our opinion, Portsmouth will likely create the chances to score more than once when they line up against Gillingham, who could well find it tough scoring.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 2-0 winning score for Portsmouth by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fratton Park (20,620)
Captain: Tom Naylor
Chairman: Michael Eisner
Manager: Kenny Jackett
Competitions: League One position 5
🔑 Key Player: Marcus Harness
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Marcus Harness was born in England. Having played his first senior match for Burton Albion in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 5 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 28 appearances.