Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Priestfield Stadium will host Tuesday’s League One game between Gillingham and Cheltenham. The Gills aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Crewe, but they will have a big fish to fry against the Robins. Midfielder Bailey Akehurst, who limped off with injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature in the midweek clash, with Harry Lintott stepping up. You should bear in mind that Gillingham have recorded no more than two wins at home ground this season.
Cheltenham, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town, with substitute Kyle Joseph scoring the winner. The 20-year-old Scotland international is pushing for a start, with Christian Norton likely to drop to the bench. Anyhow, the Robins are more of a team than the Gills, and we predict that Michael Duff’s charges are going to emerge triumphant in Tuesday’s clash.
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 (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.