Gillingham v Bury Betting Tips & Odds – 11/11/17

Gillingham v Bury Betting Tips & Odds – 11/11/17


Gillingham v Bury Betting Tips & Odds

In our Gillingham v Bury betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.


Two teams really struggling at the bottom of League One face each other here, as 23rd place Bury travel to Kent to take on a Gillingham side who sit just one space above them in the table. The visitors haven’t won a league game in their last eight attempts, and were held 1-1 by National League outfit Woking on Saturday in the FA Cup, a result that means they now welcome the Cards to Gigg Lane next Tuesday for a replay. The hosts are on a bit of a run at the minute, they’ve won their last three in all competitions, beating Rotherham in the league and then Leyton Orient in the FA Cup, before coming out on top in a bizarre 12 goal thriller on Tuesday night in the EFL Trophy against Reading u21’s.

Gills struggling to score

The main issue Gillingham have had since the season kicked off back in August is scoring. Steve Lovell’s men have only bagged 12 goals in 16 league games, a statistic that has seen them rooted to the bottom three for the vast majority of the campaign. If they’re to stand any chance of escaping relegation at the end of the season, this simply has to change. They’ve got a perfect opportunity build some confidence with a win here, over a team that sit directly below them in the division. Failure to do so, would allow Bury to step in and climb above them, so this game really is vital for the Priestfield outfit.

Last time out Gillingham came away with an impressive 3-1 win over Rotherham at the New York Stadium. This was only the Gills third win all season, but surprised many due to how well the Millers are doing at the moment. Paul Warne’s play-off chasers currently sit 15 spaces above Gillingham in the table and have looked a much stronger outfit all season, so that win will do Steve Lovell’s men the world of good heading into this clash, and perhaps indicates a change of fortune for the Kent outfit moving forward.


Steve Lovell’s men head into this game just one space above Bury.

Bury without a win in 8

The visitors go into this game extremely low on confidence after failing to win a league game in their last eight outings. A 3-0 win over Oxford United on the 26th of September is now nothing but a distant memory for Bury, since then they’ve lost six and drawn two of their following eight matches, and now find themselves 23rd in the table, ahead of rock bottom Plymouth by a single point. The Shakers could end the weekend in bottom place should they lose or draw this clash and Plymouth win their game away to Bradford City on Saturday, so need to make sure they put in a stellar performance here to obtain all 3 points.

Ryan Lowe’s men do take a little bit of momentum into this tie, they came out victorious in their last game on Tuesday night in the EFL Trophy, beating Stoke City u21’s 3-1. Goals from Nicky Ajose, Leigh Gregory and Callum Reilly were enough to see off a Potter’s side that contained the likes of Bruno Martins Indi, Ibrahim Afellay and Saido Berahino. That result will undoubtedly give Bury a boost here, and they’ll feel as though they can go and get something out of this match up if they perform like they did on Tuesday night; will it be enough to overcome an in form Gillingham side away from home though?


Bury are just a point above rock bottom Plymouth heading into this game.


If you can see the hosts prevailing here, you can get them priced at 8/5 with PaddyPower, a win for the struggling visitors is priced at 17/10 with Betfair. The draw is best priced at 12/5 with Ladbrokes. Both of these sides have looked shaky defensively this season, so we can see a few goals in this one! Both teams to score is best priced at 4/7 with Coral.

Recommended Bets:

Both teams to score (Best priced at 4/7 with Coral) – BET HERE

Gillingham/Draw HT/FT (Best priced at 12/1 with BetStars) – BET HERE


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