Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a 2-1 loss to MK Dons, Gillingham Town will be aiming to get back on course when they take on Walsall on Matchday 31. Oliver Hawkins limped off with injury in the last league match, with Macauley Bonne likely to step up. New signing Josh Andrews is likely to make his Gillingham debut after joining the club from Birmingham City.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in all competitions. Walsall have been struggling at the back of late and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Gillingham’s party at Priestfield Stadium. As for the visiting team, Jamille Matt is pushing for a start, with Douglas James-Taylor likely to drop to the bench. In the first half of the season Walsall defeated Gillingham 4-1, meaning that the hosts are eager to get their revenge on the Saddlers.
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.