Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United head into Saturday’s football game against Gillingham following a historical 6-0 win at Lincoln City. The Yellows produced their best performance of the season against the Imps, but they are still four points behind the play-offs berth in the League One standings. Oxford United need to keep on raising their form if they are to secure promotion to the English second tier, but they are definitely capable of beating Gillingham who failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town in their last league fixture.
The Gills dropped to 16th place in the League One table and seeing that the Yellows impressed in the crushing of Lincoln City, we are positive that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Oxfordshire. In their last meeting at the Kassam Stadium James Henry’s goal from the penalty spot helped Oxford United beat Gillingham 1-0.
Highlighted Player (Elliott Moore):
Born in Coalville, England on March 16, 1997 Elliott Moore is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a centre-back. Moore has one cap with the England U18 team, while making two appearances for the England U20 team.
The 196-cm tall defender is a product of Leicester City football school, joining the club at the age of 6, but he did not enjoy a first-team football with the Foxes. He made his first appearances for Leicester City senior team on July 19, 2017 against WBA at the Asia Trophy. After spending a couple of seasons on loan at OH Leuven, Elliott Moore returned to England in the summer of 2019, signing a contract with League One side Oxford United.
Moore made his League One debut against Sunderland on August 3, 2019. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light in the opening match of the season, with Elliott Moore coming from the bench in the dying minutes of the game.
Highlighted Team (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.