Gillingham vs Colchester by Hassy

Gillingham
VS
Colchester
Gillingham come into the home game against rock bottom Colchester after a superb win away at Swindon Town. Swindon were tipped by many over the weekend to get a result after the new manager has turned things around at The Robins. The away win carries even more weight because The Gills had to come from a goal down to win the match against one of the league's inform sides.

 

Despite Gillingham losing their last home match they come into the match off the back of decent form. The 0-3 loss to Burton could be forgiven because the match was 0-0 at HT despite Gillingham having a man sent off after only 37 minutes. That defeat was their first home loss of the season and I am certain they'll be keen to get back to winning ways on their own patch. They already have eight wins from eleven home games this season and only Peterborough have scored more goals in the division.

 

Gillingham captain Doug Loft might have to make do with a place on the bench for the clash with Colchester United on Monday. Loft returned from suspension against Swindon on Boxing Day but remained as an unused substitute for Justin Edinburgh's side.

 

Striker Cody McDonald faces a few weeks out after damaging his foot at Millwall earlier this month.

 

Colchester United sit rock bottom of the away table after accumulating just seven points from a possible 33 on the road. New manager Kevin Keen failed to halt the terrible run of results after seeing his side lose 0-2 in the Essex derby against Southend United.

 

Colchester have lost their last 8 games on the bounce and The U's have not managed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 13 games. In fact Colchester conceded at least one goal in 100% of their away games which doesn't not bode well at all when facing one of League 2's most attacking sides.

 

Good news for the visiting side; They could have Owen Garvan and Marvin Sordell back in action after the pair were absent for the defeat to Southend on Boxing Day.

 

Garvan was hampered by an ankle problem and illness, while Sordell was struggling with a knee injury. But the pair may return to the squad at Priestfield if they come through Sunday's training session unscathed.

 

Ex-Blackpool goalkeeper Elliot Parrish was named between the sticks for Kevin Keen's first match in charge and will be hoping to keep his spo

 

Gillingham boast the league's second best home form and host a side who have the worst away form in the league. Colchester United are suffering an abysmal run of results having failed to accrue a solitary point in League One since October.

 

The hosts already boast a massive 24 point gap over their opponents and they face a Colchester team that have lost their last six away games on the spin. Therefore, I cannot see anything other than a banker home win today.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Gillingham win Bet365 1.83 10 1-0 WON (+8.3 units)
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Comments (12)
TFB
I almost previewed this. The new manager thing kinda put me off a bit, strange things can happen. Congrats on your run btw.
12/28/2015 - 01:29
Hassy
Cheers mate. Colchester are so dire at the back Jose would struggle to sort it out so quickly, let alone Kevin Keen. They have too many kids in their team. Good going forward, abysmal at the back. 3-1 or 2-0 for me.
12/28/2015 - 02:02
Likethis
odds are too high for a win , it should be 1.45 , maybe X2 and over 2.5
12/28/2015 - 02:16
DUKE
Maybe over 2.5 or Asian handicap -1 would be good option since Colchester have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 9 matches in League 1.....
12/28/2015 - 08:28
Hassy
The odds are high yes but all comes down to the performance data. Their style makes their stats look a little weak. But you override that.
12/28/2015 - 13:55
MisterNo
i agree with this pick Hassy, this should be easy home win, i think 2-1 or 3-1..
12/28/2015 - 14:26
OVI
First of all thank you for the good work that you do here . Second i have a question about a game - Stevenage - Dagenham- i am thinking about a home win . Do you have an opinion? Hopefully i do not disturb you with my question. Thanks .
12/28/2015 - 17:08
Duke
My point of view...Stevenage might win....if they are attacking more than away team...pick a win for home team....it might also be btts....
12/28/2015 - 18:14
OVI
Thank you Duke for your opinion.
12/28/2015 - 18:43
Hassy
Both teams are extremely inconsistent so I wouldn't bet on that game myself. Good luck if you do though.
12/28/2015 - 18:44
DUKE
scary...will home win?
12/28/2015 - 19:48
OVI
Than you for your answer . In the end i have settled with a double Gillingham & Norwich.
12/28/2015 - 20:15
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