Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bury kick off the new League One campaign with minus 12 points due to financial issues. The Shakers are considered No. 1 favourites to suffer relegation to the League Two, but they will surely give 100% to beat the odds and avoid the drop to the English fourth tier. Gillingham, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers in their opener, but they failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Burton Albion.
Steve Evans’ troops are determined to record their first win of the season and they will not have a better chance than this to do so. Bury footballers are low on confidence ahead of their opener and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Priestfield Stadium outfit. In their last meeting in the League One Bury emerged triumphant, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Chris Humphrey):
Chris Humphrey was born in Saint Catherine, Jamaica on 19 September, 1987. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a wing back as well, began his senior career at Shrewsbury Town and he made 74 league appearances for the club between 2006 and 2009.
The Jamaica international played four games for Stafford Rangers during his loan spell at Marston Road and in July, 2009 he signed a deal with Scottish Premier League team Motherwell. He made his Motherwell debut on 23 July, 2009 as he started in the Europa League qualifier against Flamurtari Vlore. After making 132 league appearances for the Scottish outfit, he joined Preston North End in June, 2013 and he extended his contract with the Championship team in June, 2015.
Humphrey was linked with selection for the Scotland national team, but he decided to play for Jamaica. He made his debut for the Reggae Boyz in 2012 in a 1-0 loss to Panama.
Highlighted Team (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.