Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
All eyes will be on Priestfield Stadium when Gillingham and Exeter City square off against each other in the FA Cup round 2. Gillingham kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over Woking, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match as well. The Gills defeated AFC Wimbledon in their last game in the League One, which is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Exeter City.
The Grecians aim to build on a 6-1 win over Colchester in the League Two, and given their attacking potential, we believe that punters can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Exeter City defeated AFC Flyde 2-1 in their FA Cup opener, which is yet another reason why a high-scoring affair is on the cards. In their last meeting at Priestfield Stadium Exeter recorded a 3-2 win over Gillingham.
Highlighted Player (Jack Bonham):
Jack Bonham is a professional footballer who was born in Stevenage on the 14th of September, 1993. The 26-year-old, although having born in England, is an Irish International and has featured for the Republic of Ireland's Under-17 team five times.
At the club level, he began his youth career with Watford and signed his first professional contract in September 2010 at the age of 17. Bonham's first-ever professional appearance came on the 4th of May, 2013 as a substitute against Leeds United in the final game of the 12/13 Championship season.
This appearance marked the 1.92 m standing goalkeeper's only appearance in a Watford shirt. Bonham then went on to play for clubs like Brentford, Carlisle United and Bristol Rovers before eventually joining Gillingham at the start of the 2019 season on a two-year contract. He's since featured nine times for the club and kept two clean sheets.
Highlighted Team (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.