Gillingham v Wolves Preview

January 2, 2014 | By

Southampton v Chelsea PreviewLeague One action Friday Night comes from the Priestfield Stadium and features Gillingham versus Wolverhampton Wanderers.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Gillingham v Wolves Preview, Premiership, Friday 3rd January 2014

Gillingham head into this game on Friday night having had a difficult time of it during 2013 and will want to take this opportunity to start their 2014 in much better fashion. However, manager Peter Taylor and his players will need to improve significantly on their home form shown last year as they only managed to win just four times from thirteen matches played at Priestfield Stadium, with the last of those victories coming back on towards the end of November 2013.

Wolves are having a much better time of it than their hosts and currently occupy 2nd position in the league one table and looking very good for promotion back to the Championship if they can continue to play well. Manager Kenny Jacket’s side have an excellent record on the road having won six times and lost just once and with the side having lost just twice in their last eighteen games, the players and fans will be confident of getting the right result in this game on Friday night in front of the Sky Sports camera’s.

Gillingham Team News:

No reported injuries or suspensions for the hosts, so expect manager Peter Taylor to play a similar side to the one that drew 2-2 with Walsall last time out. 4-4-2 will be the likely formation for the hosts with Kedwell and McDonald leading the attack up front with support in midfield being provided by Fagan, Hessenthal, Gregory and Whelpdale.

Striker Danny Kedwell is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season with 10.

Wolves Team News:

The visitors also have no reported injuries or suspensions for this game so expect to see manager Kenny Jacket line his side up in a 4-4-2 formation with which will see Griffiths and Cassidy leading the attack up front and receiving support in behind from Jacobs, McDonald, Edwards and Sako.

Striker Leigh Griffiths is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season with 12.

Gillingham v Wolves Head to Head Statistics:

Friday night’s game from Priestfield Stadium will become the 10th game played between these two sides over the years, of which Gillingham have won 2 times (2 at Priestfield Stadium), Wolves have won 5 times (2 at Preistfield Stadium) with the remaining 2 matches (0 at Preistfield Stadium) having finished all square.

The previous five matches played between the two clubs as shown in our head to head statistics table below, show that Wolves have a commanding advantage having won 3 times, with Gillingham having managed just the 1 victory and the remaining game having finished all square.

10/08/13 LEO Wolves – Gillingham
4 : 0
18/02/05 CHA Wolves – Gillingham
2 : 2
29/10/04 CHA Gillingham – Wolves 1 : 0
21/03/03 CHA Wolves – Gillingham
6 : 0
28/10/02 CHA Gillingham – Wolves 0 : 4

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

29 Goals (11 at Priestfield Stadium) have been scored in the previous 9 matches, which provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.22 and a 2.75 average goals per game statistic when both sides have played at Priestfield Stadium which indicates that we should see at least a couple of goals scored in this game on Friday Night.

Gillingham v Wolves Recent Form (Left to Right)

Gillingham: L W D L D

Wolves: D D W L D

Wolves just edge the recent form statistics having managed 1 victory, 3 draws and just 1 defeat from their last 5 matches played. Gillingham have also managed to win 1 from their last 5 games played, but have lost 2 and drawn 2 of the remainder.

Gillingham v Wolves Match Betting Odds Market

Gillingham have not had the best record at home this season, so it should not come as much of a surprise to see the online bookmakers offering out a current best price of 4/1 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) for Peter Taylor’s side to win this game on Friday night.

The Draw has yet to be an outcome at Priestfield Stadium when these two clubs have faced each other in the past, but with Gillingham desperate to get 2014 off to a positive start, the Draw could be the value play here and looks well worth getting on as your main cover bet at a current best price of 14/5 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers).

Wolves are the clear favourites to win this game on Friday night and with an excellent away record this season they do also look value at a current best price of 5/6 with Coral (£50 Free Bets for New Customers).

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Gillingham v Wolves Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Going on what both teams have done during 2013, Wolves are the stand out pick here as not only do they have an excellent record away from home, they also have a comanding advantage over Gillingham when the two clubs have met each other in previous years and I can definitely see plenty of interested punters getting on the 5/6 for Wolves to win this game.

However, Gillingham will be desperate to get their new year off to the perfect start and with home advantage and a packed out Priestfield Stadium fully behind them, the players will obviously want to put in 100% during this game and with the side having had no problems scoring goals recently and the goal statistics suggesting this game to see at least a couple of goals scored, the sensible choice does seem to be Both Teams to Score here along with some Anytime Goalscorer’s as both sides have strikers in excellent form in front of goal this season.

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