The Gills host Salford City on Saturday, with both sides going into the game off the back of a defeat. The team that was playing away were victorious on both occasions last season, with the Ammies winning this exact fixture 3-0 last December.
The lack of goals in the Gillingham squad seems to have finally caught up to them and after impressively winning six of their eight victories by a 1-0 score line, they sit in tenth after 17 matches. The Gills have netted the fewest goals this season in League Two, with an average per game of 0.82. On the other hand, they are very solid defensively, conceding only 22 times, which is the main reason for all of their successful results this season. As of late, Gillingham have lost four of their last five league matches and they will be hoping that new boss, Stephen Clemmence, can turn things around.
The game plan going into the most recent match versus Wrexham will have been to frustrate the home crowd and keep it tight at the back, yet that went out of the window within the first minute. Gillingham had chances in the tie and had more of the ball, but they eventually lost 2-0.
The Ammies have began to perform in a much more convincing fashion since the 2-1 win over Newport at the end of September and their only two defeats in the league since then, have come against Wrexham and Mansfield. After 17 matches, Salford are placed in 15th, picking up 21 points. Neil Wood's side actually perform better on their travels and they boast the sixth best away record in League Two, winning 67% of their games away from home. They also score and concede just over 1.5 goals per game on average.
Last time out in League Two, they faced third place Mansfield, who narrowly beat them 2-1. Yet the performance was impressive and the boss will take plenty of positives from the tie. The Ammies were also knocked out of the FA Cup this week, losing to Peterborough United on penalties after a crazy 4-4 draw.
This match should be extremely close and fine margins will decide the outcome. Gillingham clearly lack confidence in attack, whereas Salford have shown that they can score for fun recently. Either side could steal it but a draw is a likely outcome and it is priced at 12/5.
The final prediction is Gillingham 1-1 Salford.