Gillingham vs AFC Wimbledon - Free Betting Tips

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Gillingham and Wimbledon are both mired in long winless streaks, so it’s likely both teams will have high expectations from this match. Last season, they were separated by just a few points, only just scraping safety with a few places between them and the the dreaded relegation line. The objective for this year, for both sides, is to remain in the English League One — and, if luck goes their way, end the regular season in the upper half of the table.

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08. September 2018 | 00:00
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Correct Score 1-1
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Gillingham are at home and will be more inclined to go for outright victory, even if this means that they have to take more chances. They haven’t won a match in a long time and were not particularly successful at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium last season. This is why we believe punters should conside  a double chance wager at odds of 1/2 at Betway. Alternatively, there’s also the option of taking odds of 11/5 offered by 888sport on a draw, or going for the Gillingham vs Wimbledon best odds available: Sportingbet’s 6/1 on the Correct Score being 1-1.

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Gillingham vs AFC Wimbledon Betting Tips: Form Guide

A Victory-Free Month For Gillingham

The new season started very promisingly for Gillingham, who won back-to-back games and scored a combined five goals to take the lead in League One. Since the 11th of August, they have been unable to pick up another win regardless of where the match was played, and have lost four from six of their most recent fixtures. A scoreless draw against Millwall followed by a losing penalty shoot-out saw them knocked out of the League Cup in the first round, demonstrating the problems appear to be rather deep-rooted. Following on from that loss, they have only managed another low scoring draw against Coventry, and — most worryingly of all — have allowed a combined 12 goals in the other four defeats.

The only good news ahead of this match is that no players are missing due to injuries or suspension, so manager Lovell can use his best footballers. After suffering back-to-back defeats on the road and conceding six goals, Gillingham are likely to play prudently even against AFC Wimbledon. Tom Eaves is guaranteed to play up front, as he has scored four goals this season and was also their most prolific scorer last year. He will be joined up front by the goal-shy Brandon Hanlan, so it comes as no surprise that Gillingham vs Wimbledon match previews anticipate a low scoring game.

Wimbledon’s Plagued By Attacking Woes

The visitors have recently ended a four-game losing streak, as they qualified for the next stage of the Checkatrade Trophy after an excellent match against Charlton Athletic. It was the first time they had scored two goals this season and had to endure a penalty shootout just to secure their place in the next round. Wimbledon have been plagued by the inability to score regardless of venue and in six games played so far this season, they have only found the back of the net three times.

The offensive woes are not new: AFC Wimbledon were only able to score an average of one goal per match last season. Their attack was the worst among all teams that avoided relegation, and there are no clear signs of improvement in 2018. Lyle Taylor was their top scorer last year, but he’s since departed for Charlton Athletic, leaving Wimbledon somewhat bereft of goal-scoring talent. Against Gillingham, they will rely exclusively on Joe Pigott, who has scored twice in six matches, but he’s likely to feel isolated up front. With all these factors in mind, our Gillingham vs Wimbledon betting tips for today are on the hosts not to lose — and we wouldn’t expect more than 2.5 total goals in the game.

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The Last 5 Games

Gillingham VS. AFC Wimbledon

  • Gillingham Form0 wins, 1 draws, 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Gillingham Goals4 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Wimbledon Form0 wins, 1 draw, 4 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Wimbledon Goals5 goals in the last 5 matches
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Gillingham vs AFC Wimbledon Preview: Recent Meetings

Gillingham players will be happy to return to MEMS Priestfield Stadium after losing the last two games on the road and conceding a bucketful of goals in the process. Having said that, they don’t have too many reasons to anticipate victory ahead of this match, given they’ve yet to register a win against Wimbledon at their home ground. In four matches played here, three were high-scoring draws, and they lost the other match, in 2012, by four goals to three.

Our Gillingham vs Wimbledon betting tips take into account the fact that today’s hosts have always played attacking football against this particular opponent. All three draws ended with the same 2-2 scoreline and even when they lost, Gillingham were able to score three times, and they sought to create many more opportunities. They will exercise caution after losing the last two matches, but won’t have to worry about an offensive-minded opponent, since Wimbledon will be using a single striker.

Gillingham vs AFC Wimbledon Prediction: Gillingham or Draw

Our Gillingham vs Wimbledon prediction is that this match will be very different from the previous four meetings between the sides at MEMS Priestfield Stadium. Both teams have struggled offensively and Wimbledon, with their solo striker choice, have rather predictably only scored three times this season. The hosts are more inclined to take chances, but the high number of goals they’ve conceded in the past may compel them to put safety first. As a result, we believe that a draw is the most likely result, and a low-scoring one to boot.

Wimbledon have lost their best striker over the summer and MacDonald is serving a one-match suspension after a recent red card. They have scored a single goal on the road, but have still managed to pick up four points along the way. Their top priority for this match is simple: avoid defeat. Unless a goal is scored early in the match, the game should falter for momentum, and neither team will be willing to take too many chances in the second half. The goal for both is to avoid relegation and, if they are to achieve this, they can’t afford to drop points against teams battling the same concerns.

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