Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Gillingham play host to Crawley Town at their Priestfield Stadium in the League Two round 38. The Gills failed to impress in the first half of the season, but they have been showing signs of improvement of late. Following back-to-back wins over Hartlepool and Colchester, Gillingham played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with promotion-chasing Swindon at the weekend, but that did not help them escape the relegation zone. The hosts are desperate to move away from bottom two, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Crawley.
With no fresh injury worries to report, Neil Harris is unlikely to make changes to the team that shared the spoils with the Robins. Meanwhile, the Red Devils recorded a morale-boosting win over Salford City (3-2) at the weekend, but given their poor away record (0-6-6), we do not believe that they are capable of collecting more than one point from Saturday’s showdown. It has to be noted that the club chiefs signed the likes of Kellan Gordon, Jack Roles, Ryan Schofield, and Jack Spong in the January transfer window.
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 (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.