Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Gillingham will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to MK Dons and Portsmouth when they host Fleetwood Town at their Priestfield Stadium. The Gills have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in back-to-back defeats to Portsmouth (0-2) and MK Dons (0-2). Gillingham are eyeing their third home win of the season, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Fishermen, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Accrington where they failed to turn their dominance into goals. Anyhow, a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Priestfield Stadium as Fleetwood have been struggling up front of late as well. It has to be noted that in their last meeting in the League One the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
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 (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.