Gillingham vs Peterborough - Free Betting Tips

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Early in the season as it may be, this encounter in Kent brings together two sides with different priorities for the season. Gillingham, the hosts today, need the points here to avoid being drawn into a relegation battle. Meanwhile, with the Gillingham vs Peterborough betting tips for today clearly favouring the visitors, it’s evident that another win for Posh will help their promotion push, and keep them on the tail of League One leaders Portsmouth as they aim to maintain a solid start to the season.

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Gillingham vs Peterborough Best Odds

22. September 2018 | 15:00
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Tip:
Peterborough win
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6/5
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Peterborough and more than 2.5 goals
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Peterborough win 3-1
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Peterborough are riding high and in great form, and Gillingham are neither of those, so taking Betway’s odds of 6/5 on the visitors winning here seems like a pretty straightforward choice in the circumstances. Indeed we’d expect them to be odds-on, so those might be the Gillingham vs Peterborough best odds of the weekend. There’s a fair chance of a high-scoring game, too, so the 9/4 odds with Boylesports on Posh taking all three points and there being more than 2.5 goals in the game seem too good not to take. Finally, if you want a longer-range bet, check out Coral who are offering 16/1 on the visitors winning this encounter 3-1.

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Peterborough win
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Peterborough and more than 2.5 goals
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16/1
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Peterborough win 3-1
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Gillingham vs Peterborough Betting Tips: Form Guide

Gills’ Good Start Gives Way To Disaster

Gillingham’s start to the season was everything they could have hoped for, picking up two wins from their first two games. Accrington Stanley were beaten 2-0 on the opening day, and then Burton Albion, fallen from the Championship, were picked off by a score of 3-1 at Priestfield. At that stage, one can imagine Steve Lovell was feeling pretty content. So what has happened since then? Well, one point from a possible eighteen has seen Gillingham go from early pace-setters to League One’s least in-form team.

Recent games have seen the Gills do some things that they wouldn’t have imagined they’d do. Making Sunderland feel better about themselves, for example, by getting absolutely slammed 4-1 at Priestfield – and that despite Tom Eaves having given the home team the lead within two minutes. The next game saw a 1-1 draw with Coventry but, since then, Gilligham have played three in the league, lost all of them, and failed to score while conceding eight goals. In short, that’s relegation form.

Eaves, with four goals, comfortably leads the club scoring charts, but even he hasn’t been able to get among the goals in the last few games. A major part of the reason for Gillingham vs Peterborough betting tips for today favouring the visitors is the fact that Gillingham are shambolic in both attack and defence at the moment. Unless they can change at least one of those, they’ll have a long season ahead.

Posh Put Themselves In Promotion Places

Peterborough come into this game off the back of their only defeat so far in eight league games – and it came at the hands of promotion rivals Portsmouth. The visitors’ Irish left winger Ronan Curtis enjoyed a productive day, creating goals for fellow forwards Jamal Lowe and Olly Hawkins, with Posh replying deep into time added on, Matt Godden touching in from Ivan Toney’s pass. Godden’s goal was his seventh of the season, while his strike partner Jason Cummings has six during the same time period. Gillingham can consider this a warning – they’re facing a side with a strike partnership that can’t stop scoring.

Steve Evans’ side have also demonstrated an ability to win away from home, with their last three trips each ending in them grabbing the three points. A 1-0 win at Charlton was secured via a late Cummings penalty, and the next fixture was a trip to the Deep South-West to play Plymouth. An impressive team performance saw Cummings and Godden score two each, and the former also lay a goal on for Siriki Dembele as Posh ran riot, winning the game 5-1. Last time they travelled for a game, Southend United were the opposition, and after Godden had scored twice to put his side ahead, two second-half Southend goals made it all-square again. Three minutes from the end, Toney, on as a sub, scored the winner for the visitors.

There is no doubt that Gillingham vs Peterborough match previews will strongly favour the visitors here. Their away record is excellent, and they’re facing a side that has lost five of its last six. It would be unsurprising if they managed a few goals here, too.

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The Last Five Games

Gillingham VS. Peterborough United

  • Gillingham Form1 draw and 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Gillingham Goals3 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Peterborough Form2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Peterborough Goals13 goals in the last 5 matches
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Gillingham vs Peterborough Preview: Recent Meetings

These sides have been relatively constant members of League One over recent years, so this weekend will see them meet yet again having shared pitches twice a season for the last five campaigns. Last time they met, it was on this ground in February and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. The visitors went 1-0 up halfway through the second half, midfielder Danny Lloyd getting the opening goal. It was deep into injury time that home defender Max Ehmer was able to sneak an equaliser for Gillingham.

The other meeting last season, at Posh’s ABAX Stadium, ended 1-0 to the visitors. Former Manchester United trainee Lee Martin scored the only goal of the game off a Jake Hessenthaler assist. Although Peterborough finished several places higher than their counterparts in the league, Gillingham did win the head-to-head last season – which may give them some encouragement for this meeting.

Gillingham vs Peterborough Prediction: Comfortable Away Win

Peterborough have been a resolutely mid-table side in League One over the last few seasons. This time around, they seem able to aim higher and it is due in no small part to the fact that they are scoring goals. For little to no initial outlay, the club brought Godden and Cummings in over the summer, and those two are working well off one another, scoring freely and bringing other players into the mix. Last season, under Grant McCann, Peterborough were too often mediocre and pedestrian. This season, they seem a world more productive, and that can only be bad news for Gillingham here.

The Gills may, eventually, get themselves on an even keel and playing the kind of football that brought them maximum points from their first two games of the season. It will need to be soon, if they are to avoid a drawn-out relegation battle, but we don’t envisage this game being the time and place where they pull it all together. The home defence has been too disorganised, too often, to deal with the various threats Cummings, Godden, Toney, Dembele and others can present to it. Our Gillingham vs Peterborough prediction, therefore, is for Posh to pick up all three points, and for these sides to continue playing their part in relegation and promotion battles respectively.

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