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Vedran Ostojic 06 Dec 2019
  • Sunderland sit in the mid-table with just four points earned in their last four outings

  • Can they cause an upset at Priestfield?

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League 1
Gillingham vs Sunderland
15:00 – 07 Dec 2019
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Gillingham vs Sunderland Score Prediction

Gillingham vs Sunderland Match Info

Match date: 7th December 2019

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Stadium: Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham

Gillingham vs Sunderland Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

19 Nov 2019 Gillingham (E) 1 – 0 Sunderland
9 Nov 2019 Sunderland 1 – 1 Gillingham
19 Feb 2019 Sunderland 4 – 2 Gillingham

Matches played: 8

Gillingham wins: 1

Sunderland wins: 5

Draws: 2

Gillingham vs Sunderland Stats

  • Gillingham bagged four wins in their last five outings, with a trip to Wimbledon (1-0) interrupting the streak
  • Sunderland earned just one in their last nine across competitions
  • Gills beat Sunderland (1-0) in extra-time of their FA Cup clash in November to earn their first win over the rivals ever

Gillingham vs Sunderland Match Preview

Sunderland travel to Gillingham for their Matchday 20 clash just two weeks after seeing a 1st Round FA Cup loss at this ground, when Brandon Hanlan’s extra-time winner made all the difference. Phil Parkinson obviously struggled to make an impact and now has to hope for more, as his men look to put an underwhelming streak behind them with just one win in nine outings since late October.

Black Cats shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Coventry and saw Burton Albion (1-2) snatch all three points since, where defensive inconsistency proved costly at Stadium of Light as well. They have been conceding on the regular when away from home, which will be just as worrying now.

Gillingham have enjoyed quite a contrasting spell of form lately and they now come into the match with four wins earned in five outings, only seeing AFC Wimbledon (1-0) interrupt the streak. They sit five points behind 11th placed Sunderland and catching up will be the task in their minds on the day.

Gills outclassed Doncaster (3-0) here last week as Mark Byrne, Oliver Lee, and Brandon Hanlan all made it on the scoresheet. This promises them in good spirits too but Steve Evans’ men still have a lot to prove if they’re to escape the bottom part of the League One table, with games in hand to all of the six sides above them at this point.

We don’t see them climbing the table with points here, though, and we’ll now rather stick our necks out for Sunderland to snatch a point in a Draw priced at 12/5 with BetVictor. We hope to see the visitors in good shape despite an underwhelming streak and this could prove too much for Gills to handle.

However, we feel Black Cats’ records on the road are far from reinstating confidence, especially at the back. With that in mind, we expect them to find the net if they’re to snatch points and we’re backing a Yes on Both teams to score at 4/5 with bet365.

Gillingham vs Sunderland Betting Tips

Draw @ 12/5 with BetVictor

Both teams to score Yes @ 4/5 with bet365

 

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    Gillingham vs Sunderland Match Info Match date: 7th December 2019 Kick-Off: 3:00 pm Stadium: Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham Gillingham vs Sunderland Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 19 Nov 2019 Gillingham (E) 1 – 0 Sunderland 9 Nov 2019 Sunderland 1 – 1 Gillingham 19 Feb 2019 Sunderland 4 – 2 Gillingham Matches played: 8…