Hartlepool United v Gillingham Betting Tips: BTTS, 2018-11-21

FA Cup & League Cup Tips


Wednesday 21st November 2018 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – FA Cup Betting Tips

The venue for my next pick is Victoria Park with National League outfit Hartlepool United playing host to League One side Gillingham as the betting tips continue with the FA Cup 1st round replays.

Hartlepool’s 0-0 draw away at Priestfield against Gillingham has actually been the host’s only highlight in recent weeks as the north-east club have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions.

It’s really four league defeats though in the National League to Sutton United, Wrexham, Bromley and Saturday’s 3-1 loss at home to Barnet, but Pools can throw the shackles off tonight and really go for it as the financial returns are incentive enough to do well here tonight.

Hartlepool also possess a couple of dangerous attacking personnel in the shape of leading goalscorer and highly rated midfielder Liam Noble (7 goals) and forward Nicky Muir (5 goals).

Gillingham suffered back-to-back defeats in League one on Saturday when they lost 1-0 away at Oxford United which followed a previous loss to Blackpool, so the visitors may not be relishing their long trip up north for this 1st round replay on Wednesday night.

The Gills have also lost their last two away matches on the trot with defeat at Plymouth Argyle as well as the aforementioned loss at Oxford United, and with just one win from their last 10 away matches in all competitions, it’s difficult to back them for the win here.

However, the visitors also possess a key striker in the shape of Tom Eaves (11 goals) and he’ll more than likely have a few chances in front of goal here this evening.

With both teams posing a threat up front and guaranteed non-league opposition in the 2nd round (the winner will either face Sutton United or Slough Town), I’m expecting both teams to go for it here – the betting tips suggest backing both teams to score.

Pick; Both teams to score @ 1.87 Comeon