Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Gillingham and Tranmere square off against each other at Priestfield Stadium in the League Two round 36. The Gills failed to find the net in the previous three league fixtures, but Saturday’s clash could be the turning point for Neil Harris’ troops. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Tranmere.
The Super Whites, on the other hand, aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Tranmere want this win more than Gillingham, which is probably the main reason why we predict the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match. Paul Lewis suffered an injury in a 1-1 draw with Hartlepool, with Jake Burton likely to step up. You should bear in mind that Tranmere defeated Stevenage thanks to Josh Hawkes’ goal in their last away game. Since Hawkes managed to find the net in the draw with the Pools as well, the opposition back-line should have him at bay.
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 (Tranmere):
Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.