The Red Dragons welcome Gillingham to the Racecourse Ground this weekend, where the hosts will be the favourites to claim all three points. This game will be a close encounter, but interestingly, the two sides have not met for 23 years.
Wrexham's goal of earning promotion to League One looks realistic after their performances over the first 16 matches. Phil Parkinson's team experienced a shaky start, but they have now adapted to life in League two, winning four of their last five matches in the division. The Red Dragons have been pure entertainment when playing at home, as they score over three goals a game on average, whilst also conceding 2.38, the highest amount of goals for and against for a home side in League Two. They have won five of their eight matches at the Racecourse Ground and only losing once.
Last weekend, Wrexham picked up a huge 2-1 victory over Mansfield in the FA Cup. Sam Dalby performed brilliantly, showing pure goal scorer traits whilst also acting as a creator. The forward registered a goal and an assist, which eventually sent his side through.
The Gills had an excellent start to the season, winning their first four matches in League Two by a 1-0 score line, but since then their luck seems to have ran out. After 16 games, they are placed in ninth, having won eight, drew one and lost seven. Gillingham have kept the joint most clean sheets this season (6), whilst also scoring the fewest number of goals (14).It has been a rather chaotic season in the managerial department and as of this weekend, three different individuals will have taken charge of the club.
Gillingham faced National League North side, Hereford AFC, in the FA Cup last week and they left with a 2-0 victory. Despite playing a lesser opponent, the side still struggled in front of goal and that will most likely cost them this weekend.
Wrexham are very strong at home and always score for fun, whereas Gillingham struggle to score goals but have shown to be defensively sound. The morale within the Red Dragons camp will be high after huge wins versus Mansfield and Notts County, and they should win this game.
The final prediction is Wrexham 2-0 Gillingham, with a home win priced at 8/13.