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Gillingham vs Fylde: Our top betting tips
Fylde held Gillingham to a draw in the first meeting between these sides but with a replay now seeing the Gills at home you’d expect them to get the job done. Will they? Find out with our Gillingham vs Fylde match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Gillingham to win
We kick off our tips for this game by backing Gillingham to win this match. Gillingham, who play their football in League Two, are at home and despite struggling in the league this season their home form has been okay of late as they’ve lost just one of their past six games on their own patch. Fylde, a National League North side, meanwhile have lost two of their last three games on the road. When you the factor in the difference in level the teams play at it really looks to favour Gillingham. At odds of 13/15 (1.87) on offer, it feels like a real no brainer too.
Both teams will score
We might be backing Gillingham to win but one thing Fylde have done recently is find the net; they’ve scored in each of their last 14 games dating back to mid-September. Gillingham meanwhile have conceded in their last 11 games. With all that considered a bet on both team scoring looks wise and due to the odds on offer, it’s a bet we feel carries good value too.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Gillingham vs Fylde
Both sides have rather indifferent form across their last five outings:
Gillingham – LDWLL
Fylde – LLDDD
Form is displayed with most recent results first.
A winnable tie awaits the victor
Gillingham are enduring a tough season towards the bottom of League Two and they really could have done without the additional game. That said, now they’re here they’ll be desperate to go through. Fylde, who are chasing the playoffs in the National League North, will also be annoyed at the extra game – especially because the replay being away from home reduces their chances of a giant killing. With that noted, they’ll still go to Gillingham confident and giving it their all. For both sides, knowing that Dagenham & Redbridge await in round two might encourage them a little too – that’s a winnable game with the big boys coming in at round three!
Gillingham have been decent at home lately and will likely go with a full strength team here regardless of struggling in the league and needing to keep key players for. Watch out for Indonesian international Ellen Baggott.
Gillingham Predicted lineup – Morris, McKenzie, Wright, Baggott, Law, O'Keefe, Willaims, Jefferies, Green, Mandron, Adelakun
Fylde are arriving into this game off the back of three games without defeat. They’ll be going with the best possible XI they have and will expect Nick Haughton to trouble the Gills backline.
Fylde Predicted lineup – Neal, Obi, Whitmore, Bird, Conlan, Weston, Philliskirk, Walker, Haughton, Rowe, Charman
A quickfire FAQ on Gillingham vs Fylde
- Where is the match being hosted? – Priestfield Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Gillingham
- What time does the match kick off? 7:45 PM GMT