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Shrewsbury Town will be at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday for the League One tie with hosts Gillingham.
Our Gillingham v Shrewsbury Town predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Gillingham will be looking for an improved result here after the 4-1 League One loss in their previous game against Blackpool.
The only scorer from Gillingham was Jordan Graham (14'). Jerry Yates (5', 20'), Sullay Kaikai (30') and Elliot Embleton (61') scored for Blackpool.
Gillingham have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 11 during that time and have conceded a total of 8.
Leading up to this clash, Gillingham:
- have not been beaten in the league by Shrewsbury Town in their previous 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Shrewsbury Town will go into the match following on from a 3-0 League One win against Plymouth Argyle in their most recent match.
For Shrewsbury Town, the scorers were Shaun Whalley (77') and Nathanael Ogbeta (81'). Will Aimson (52' Own goal) scored for Plymouth Argyle.
The numbers tell their own story, and Shrewsbury Town have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in total. At the back, The Shrews can certainly do much better. Even so, we must now wait to see whether such a trend will continue on in this upcoming game.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 20/02/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with Gillingham winning 1 of those games, Shrewsbury Town 1 and 4 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for The Gills and 7 coming from The Shrews. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was League One match day 4 on 03/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Gillingham.
The match was refereed by James Adcock.
Team News: Gillingham
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Gillingham boss Steve Evans to be concerned with due to a largely intact group of players. Callum Slattery (Ligament Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Shrewsbury Town
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Shrewsbury Town manager Steve Cotterill has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
We’re of the view that Shrewsbury Town could well find it tough to register a score against this Gillingham outfit who we think will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
Our tip is therefore for a very even contest with a 1-0 winning margin for Gillingham when the referee blows for full-time.
Should be interesting.
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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 8
⭐ Star Player: Vadaine Oliver
Usually playing in the Striker position, Vadaine Oliver was born in England. After making a first senior appearance for Lincoln City in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 14 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 37 appearances.