Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with AFC Wimbledon, Gillingham will be looking to record their first win of the season when they take on Morecambe on Matchday 4. The Gills had no more than five goal attempts in the 1-1 draw with the Dons, but keep in mind that defender David Tutonda was sent off after 72 minutes. The 25-year-old DR Congo international is banned for the Morecambe game, while John Akinde remains in the recovery room with a long-term injury.
The Shrimps, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs at the start of the season, with the team sharing the spoils with Ipswich, beating Shrewsbury, while losing to Rotherham. Since Morecambe have been playing some low-scoring games of late as well, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. Jonathan Obika should be the only absentee in the away team.
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 (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.