FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Gillingham v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton face a trip to Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cobblers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2006, with Northampton inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Gills in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Fri 16 FebNorthampton1 - 1GillinghamLGE1
2006/2007Sat 19 AugGillingham0 - 1NorthamptonLGE1
2004/2005Tue 24 AugGillingham1 - 2NorthamptonLGEC
1998/1999Sat 13 FebNorthampton0 - 1GillinghamLGE1
1998/1999Tue 08 SepGillingham2 - 3NorthamptonLGE1
1997/1998Tue 24 FebGillingham1 - 0NorthamptonLGE1
1997/1998Sat 18 OctNorthampton2 - 1GillinghamLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Gillingham have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the The Gills, with 5 goals against.

The away form of Northampton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Cobblers have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Gillingham see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 30 points from their 24 games played so far, Northampton find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 26 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Gills, as the Cobblers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Northampton 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.