Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Roots Hall will host postponed fixture between Southend United and Gillingham, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the second half of the season. Southend United are fighting hard to secure the League One survival, while Gillingham are eyeing a place in the play-offs. The Shrimpers do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, and, no doubt, the lack of confidence is likely to prove to be a big problem for the hosts in Tuesday’s football match.
You should bear in mind that Southend United conceded eight goals in total in the previous three league fixtures, and given the importance for the match, away win should be considered. The Gills are seven points behind the play-offs berth, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the Shrimpers. The visitors, who proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Blackpool and Doncaster, are likely to emerge triumphant in the midweek clash.
Highlighted Player (Joe Shaughnessy):
After spending his youth career at Mervue United and Salthill Devon, Joe Shaughnessy signed his first professional deal with Aberdeen in June 2009. Shaughnessy made 53 appearances for the club in the Scottish Premier League before joining St. Johnstone in 2015.
In October 2017 the Irish defender was named the club’s captain as he replaced Steven Anderson in the role. Joe Shaughnessy, who played for the likes of Forfar Athletic and Falkirk on loan in the past, left St. Johnstone at the end of the 2018/2019 season, signing a one-year deal with Southend United.
The Irish footballer made his League One debut in a 1-0 loss to Coventry City in the opening match of the season. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. His contract with Southend United should expire on June 30, 2020. Joe Shaughnessy’s preferred foot is right.
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.