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Gillingham vs Sunderland Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Gills facing fifth straight defeat in League One

  • Gillingham host Sunderland at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday
  • Gillingham have lost their last 4 matches and failed to score in each of them
  • Gillingham have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches
  • Sunderland have kept clean sheets in 3 of their 4 away matches this season
  • Sunderland have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 11 away matches
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Sunderland can inflict a fifth straight defeat on Gillingham (Getty Images)

Sunderland head to Priestfield to face Gillingham on Saturday with question marks hanging over their promotion credentials. Can the Black Cats put a bad week behind them against a Gillingham side bidding to avoid a fifth straight loss?

Gillingham Form


Gillingham have endured a tough couple of weeks. Steve Evans' side have lost four in a row in League One and failed to score in any of those defeats.

A 2-0 defeat away to MK Dons was followed by losses at home to Portsmouth and Fleetwood by the same scorelines. 

A tough run of fixtures continued on Tuesday. The Gills looked to have earned a point at Ipswich, only to concede a winner with four minutes remaining. Teddy Bishop scored Ipswich's goal in a 1-0 victory.

Gillingham Team News


Defender Connor Ogilvie returns from suspension to strengthen the Gillingham backline. Midfielder Stuart O'Keefe remains on the long-term injury list.

Jordan Graham has scored four of Gillingham's nine goals in League One this season and will be key for the hosts.

Sunderland Form


Sunderland's early season form has dipped in this last week with a first defeat of the campaign coming last Saturday to Portsmouth. 

Pompey recorded a 3-1 win at the Stadium of Light against 10-man Sunderland, who had conceded just one goal all season prior to a defensive horror show. 

Phil Parkinson's side followed that with another disappointing performance as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Rochdale at Spotland on Tuesday.

Prior to this week's two results, Sunderland had started the season with four wins and two draws. 

Sunderland Team News


Sunderland welcome back Luke O'Nien from suspension and he is likely to return to his wing-back role. Defenders Jordan Willis and Dion Sanderson, meanwhile, have slight doubts over their fitness and late decisions will be made on the pair.

Grant Leadbitter and Josh Scowen were rested in the midweek draw with Rochdale, but are expected to return to the Sunderland midfield.

Gillingham vs Sunderland Head to Head


Gillingham and Sunderland have met six times across the last two seasons. Sunderland did the double in 2018/19 with a 4-1 win at Priestfield followed by a 4-2 win at home, but the Black Cats are winless since.

Last season, after a 1-1 draw at Priestfield in an FA Cup first round tie, Gillingham took the replay in extra-time after a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light. The Gills then won 1-0 at home in League One and earned a 2-2 draw in the north-east. 

Gillingham vs Sunderland Odds


Sunderland are odds on at 1.75 to win on Saturday. Bet365 make Gillingham 5.75 outsiders with a draw priced at 3.50.

Gillingham vs Sunderland Stats


  • Gillingham have lost their last 4 matches (League One)
  • Gillingham have failed to score in their last 4 matches, and 5 of their last 6 (all competitions).
  • Gillingham have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Sunderland have won 3 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Sunderland have kept clean sheets in 3 of their 4 away matches this season (League One).
  • Sunderland have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 11 away matches (League One).

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Where is Gillingham vs Sunderland being played?

Gillingham vs Sunderland is being played at Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham, England.

What time does Gillingham vs Sunderland kick off?

Gillingham vs Sunderland is being played at 13.00pm GMT on Saturday 31 October 2020.

What competition are Gillingham vs Sunderland playing in?

Gillingham vs Sunderland are playing in League One.

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Verdict

Sunderland don't do a lot of scoring, making the under 2.5 goals the value in this game. Gillingham are on a bad run and, despite holding Sunderland three times last season, are facing a fifth straight defeat.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-142.86 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Sunderland Win Full Time Result @-133.33 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Megabet: Sunderland Win To Nil To Win To Nil @175 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Sunderland 1-0 Win Correct Score @500 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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