Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers, Gillingham will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Swindon Town at their Priestfield Stadium. The Gills quickly bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Exeter, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to book their place in the League One playoffs. A man to watch in the home team will be Vadaine Oliver, who scored a brace in the midweek clash.
The Robins, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-2 loss to Crewe. The Railwaymen created a number of clear-cut chances to score in Tuesday’s clash (12 shots on target), and given Gillingham’s display in the triumph over Bristol Rovers, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Kent.
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 (Swindon):
Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.