Gillingham vs Peterborough by Luke
Gillingham didn't look that well last time out, as the team suffered quite heavy 4:1 defeat away to Rochdale on previous Saturday evening. Hosts entered the match better and had the lead already after ten minutes with a goal from Mendez-Laing, while Parker temporarily equzlied seven minutes later. However, hosts continued being better and re-installed the lead in 33rd via Henderson.
They opened the second halftime better as well, reaching the third goal already in 49th minute via Camps, while the visitors stood playing with a man less in 59th minute when defender Rehman got excluded. Players of Rochdale dominated the game till the end, sealing the victory with a goal from Vincenti in 90th minute. It was second consecutive defeat for Gillingham as the team previously suffered also heavy 4:0 defeat in front of own fans against Bolton, as they now stand just four points above relegating placed Port Vale.
Home team won't be counting at defender Zesh Rehman (6/0) who serves a one game ban. Very important midfielder Josh Wright (34/11) is back after suspension, while defenders Ryan Jackson (27/1) and Deji Oshilaja (26/2) may be back in contention after following groin problems. Striker Joe Quigley (7/0) is away on international duty. Midfielder Chris Herd (12/0), forward Rory Donelly (24/1) and defender Bradley Garmston (5/0) continue to be sidelined due injuries, with Aaron Morris being long term absentee.
Peterborough, on the other side, continued with poor form as the team comes from only a point taken in front of own fans against Oldham last Saturday weekend in a 1:1 draw. It was their fifth consecutive match without a victory in League One, as the side previously had three defeats and now two consecutive draws, this one and previous time away from home to Chesterfield 3:3.
Their game against Oldham wasn't very interesting, as the guests took the lead in 11th minute via Erwin and looked a bit better during the match, but the hosts managed to level up the result in 73rd minute via Morias, with neither of the teams risking a lot towards the end of the game. Peterborough is now at 12th position, still with chances to reach the play-off zone since they have eight less than sixth placed Southend, while they should be quite safe regarding relegation battle having eleven more than red zone placed Port Vale. Jermaine Anderson and Gwion Edwards are doubtful with knee problems. Leo Da Silva Lopes will be also returning to start here.
Both teams are coming into this game being in a situation where they have to prove a lot and improve after poor performances recently. Gillingham must attack since they are actually in a relegation battle, but Peterborough also has a lot to play for and will surely be trying to get the three pointer as well. Over should come even easier than what the odds suggest.