Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After sharing the spoils with Bradford City on Matchday 30, Mansfield will be aiming to get back on course in the League Two when they welcome Gillingham to their One Call Stadium. The Yellows aim to stay in the playoffs berth, and their display in a 4-1 win over Doncaster is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s encounter. However, home win should not be considered as all Louis Reed, Callum Johnson, and Rhys Oates suffered serious injuries at the weekend.
The Gills, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating all Hartlepool, Colchester, and Crawley Town, while sharing the spoils with Swindon. Since the visitors are desperate to escape the relegation zone, we predict that they will take advantage of the current situation in Mansfield’s recovery room. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Akins):
After making his first football steps in Huddersfield Town youth academy, Lucas Akins made his first-team debut against Northampton Town as he came as a substitute to replace Luke Beckett. However, he made no more than five appearances for Huddersfield Town as he was sent on loan to Nortwich Victoria.
After spending two seasons at Hamilton Academical, the winger, who was born on 25 February 1989, joined Tranmere Rovers in July, 2010. Lucas Atkins scored 7 goals in 77 appearances for the club and in 2012 he signed a contract with Stevenage. The English footballer played 77 league games for the Boro and he scored 13 goals for the club.
During the 2013/2014 campaign he was on Burton Albion’s radar and at the end of the season he joined the Pirelli Stadium outfit. Lucas Atkins enjoys playing football, but dancing is considered his passion as well. His main position is right wing, but he plays as both centre forward and left winger 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.