Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Gillingham and Grimsby square off against each other at Priestfield Stadium in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. The Gills suffered a 2-0 loss to Mansfield at the weekend, with the team dropping to the relegation zone, but keep in mind that they defeated both Hartlepool and Crawley Town in the previous two home fixtures. All Alexander, Lapslie, and O’Brien are pushing for a start as head coach Neil Harris should opt to make changes to the team that faced the Yellows.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Colchester. Grimsby are nine points clear of bottom two, meaning that they are safe for now. Since Gillingham want this win more than Grimsby, we are going to put our money on the home side. As for the away team, Danilo Orsi-Dadomo is widely expected to sneak into the starting XI.
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 (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.