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The League Two fixture at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday will see home team Gillingham playing against Rochdale.
View all of the Gillingham v Rochdale predictions, poll and stats below (including the best match odds).
Gillingham will be hoping for a better result after a 2-0 League Two loss in their previous game against AFC Wimbledon.
Ethan Chislett (15') and Jack Currie (71') scored for AFC Wimbledon.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Gillingham haven’t conceded. The reality is that Gillingham have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals along the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Gillingham:
- are unbeaten in the league by Rochdale in their previous 5 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 7 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Crewe Alexandra in League Two action, Rochdale will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from Rochdale was Devante Rodney (69'). Daniel Agyei (14') and Lachlan Brook (22') scored for Crewe Alexandra.
The numbers tell their own story, and Rochdale have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in total. At the back, Rochdale have clearly had some problems. Such a trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Going into this encounter, Rochdale have left without a victory over Gillingham when they've played them away from home in the last 7 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 15/09/2018 tells us that Gillingham have won 2 of them & Rochdale 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
In all, 19 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them from The Gills and 9 belonging to The Dale. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league contest between these sides was League One match day 25 on 23/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Gillingham 2-2 Rochdale.
The referee was Chris Pollard.
Team News: Gillingham
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just a single fitness concern for the Gillingham manager Neil Harris to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Ashley Maynard-Brewer (Shoulder Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Rochdale
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Rochdale manager Robbie Stockdale does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
In this game, Rochdale must be fancied to score a goal against this Gillingham side, but it possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our tip is for a 2-1 advantage for Gillingham at the end of the match. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: MEMS Priestfield Stadium (11,582)
Captain: Stuart O'Keefe
Chairman: Paul Scally
Manager: Neil Harris
Competitions: League Two position 20, EFL Cup (First Round)