Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Lincoln, Gillingham will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Bolton at Priestfield Stadium on Matchday 37. The Gills are determined to secure the League One survival, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s clash. Both Daniel Adshead and Alexander MacDonald remain in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Trotters, on the other hand, are eight points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the promotion-chasing side. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in the Priestfield Stadium showdown, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. All Elias Kachunga, Josh Sheehan, and Lloyd Isgrove are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Stuart O\'Keefe):
Stuart O’keefe is a an English footballer who started his senior career at Southend United. In August 2010 O’Keefe signed a one-year deal with Crystal Palace after impressing coach George Burley in a trial game against West Ham reserves.
The 173-cm-tall midfielder scored one goal in 36 appearances for the Eagles in the Premier League, finding the net in a 3-1 win over Sunderland on August 31, 2013. Stuart O’Keefe played for Blackpool on loan before moving to Cardiff City in the winter of 2015.
After his loan spells with Milton Keynes Dons, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle, O’Keefe moved to Gillingham at the end of the 2018/2019 season. He made his League One debut with the club on August 3, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers. His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Bolton):
Bolton Wanderers were formed as Christ Church Football Club back in 1874 and three years later they adopted their current name. The Trotters currently compete in the Championship and they play their home games at Macron Stadium, which was opened in 1997.
Speaking of the club’s trophies, Bolton Wanderers won the FA Cup on four occasions (1923, 1926, 1929 and 1958), but they have yet to win the Premier League title. The Trotters were producing splendid displays in the 2003/2004 Premier League campaign, with the team finishing the season in eighth position in the standings, which is regarded as the club’s best result in the English top flight.
Bolton did well to reach the UEFA Cup knockout stages in the 2007/2008 season; the English outfit eliminated Atletico Madrid in the two-legged tie, but Sporting Lisbon eventually proved to be a big catch for the Trotters.
Nigeria international Jay-Jay Okocha is one of the most notable footballers who played for Bolton and he scored 14 goals in 124 appearances in the league for the club. Bury are considered the club’s fiercest rivals.