Sunderland v Gillingham Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th February 2019

Black Cats to edge a win at the Stadium of Light

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Sunderland v Gillingham Betting Tips – League One, 19th February 7.45pm

The Black Cats are still in touch with the top three just about, in League One. This is a game in hand they have over the three teams above them. But Sunderland are still drawing a lot of league fixtures. Will Gillingham be able to hold out at the Stadium of Light in midweek? Read our predictions for Sunderland v Gillingham.

Sunderland v Gillingham Betting Odds*

Sunderland 11/20
Draw 14/5
Gillingham 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:42 p.m.)

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Sunderland News and Form

The Black Cats could only manage another draw as they were held at home by Accrington in league action on the weekend. That is a W1 D6 record that Sunderland have taken in their last seven league fixtures. They have also drawn four of their last five (W1) at home in the division as well. So that’s a bad habit that they need to shake off to try and push for automatic promotion. The highest they can get in midweek is third, but that is going to be with help elsewhere, namely in third-place Portsmouth not getting anything at home against Bristol Rovers.

Sunderland have a W8 D8 L0 record at home this season in the division. The Black Cats have won just two of their seven games at home against teams currently in the top half of the table (D5) so they have been much more consistent against those in the bottom half, where the Gills are. Sunderland have averaged 1.9 goals per home game, taking a clean sheet in a quarter of their home games. The Black Cats have scored in every league game played this season. They are without a clean sheet in three. They have been losing 1-0 at halftime in each of their last three games played actually, They are without a first-half goal in five league fixtures.

Sunderland v Gillingham Head to Head

Sunderland were 4-1 winners over Gillingham in August
The Black Cats are unbeaten in their last eight against Gillingham
Gillingham’s overall head to head against Sunderland is W1 D2 L6
This is their first meet at the Stadium of Light since 2005

Key-Facts – Sunderland v Gillingham

  • Sunderland have drawn six of their last seven league games
  • The Black Cats have one first half goal in their last eight
  • The Gills are only three points above the dr0p zone

Gillingham News and Form

Gillingham collected three points to ease a bit of pressure on the weekend. They earned a 1-0 success over Scunthorpe. That snapped a four-match winless streak the Gills were on. Out on the road in League One this season Gillingham are at W5 D3 L7 and they have taken four points from their last two road games. In their last four on the road, they are W1 D1 L2. Actually, the Gills have done alright away from home in having only lost two of six games on the road against sides currently in the top half of the table.

There has been no clean sheet for them though on their travels in their last four. Their defence is a big issue for them. They currently boast the third worst defence in the division, with only Scunthorpe and Rochdale having shipped more than they have. Gillingham have taken one clean sheet in their last eight games (home and away). They have tallied up three of them all season on their travels. Going into this midweek action Gillingham are only three points above the drop zone.

Sunderland v Gillingham Tips & Odds

Half time draw at 5/4
Sunderland 1-0 correct score 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:42 p.m.)

Sunderland v Gillingham Predictions

Sunderland to win: Will all these drawn games come back to haunt Sunderland in their promotion push? Who knows. We feel there’s enough for them to get a win out of this one. A narrow one only though.