Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Coventry City when they host Gillingham at their Stadium of Light on Matchday 37. The Black Cats are eyeing automatic promotion to the Premier League, and, no doubt, they will go all guns blazing at the Gills in Saturday’s football match. Considering that Sunderland have been impressive at home ground in 2020, we believe that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match.
January signing Kyle Lafferty, who came from the bench in the 1-0 defeat to Coventry, is pushing for a start. Gillingham, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to AFC Wimbledon at the weekend, with the Dons putting an end to their 15-game winless run in the League One. Seeing that Sunderland are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Kent empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Duncan Watmore):
Duncan Watmore is an English footballer who started his youth career at the famous Manchester United football academy. The 175-cm-tall winger then joined Altrincham at the age of 16 and he continued playing for the lower-league club at senior level.
After scoring 15 goals in 48 appearances for the club in the league, Watmore moved to Sunderland in 2013, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Clitheroe and Curzon Ashton on loan as well during his spell with Altrincham.
During the 2014/2015 season he played 9 games for the Scottish Premier League club Hibernian, but he returned to Sunderland at the end of the campaign. Duncan Watmore has 13 caps for the England U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team. His main position is winger, but he is capable of producing fine performances as centre-forward as well.
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.