Gillingham vs Sunderland prediction, odds, and free betting tips (16/10/2021)

The League One action is back with Gillingham taking on Sunderland at the Priestfield Stadium. Sunderland still remain with a shout of finishing top of the table by the end of this weekend.

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Gillingham remain just two points above the drop zone following the 2-0 loss against Wycombe Wanderers last weekend. This was the third successive loss for Gillingham. Sunderland progressed in the EFL Trophy after beating Manchester United U21 team 2-1 at home.

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Sunderland to win the match

Sunderland have picked up four wins in the last five games. Meanwhile, Gillingham are on a three-game losing streak with no goals on their side. Despite playing away from home, Sunderland should be quite confident of taking all three points, which will could keep them in contention for the top spot by the end of this weekend. This is despite Sunderland managing just one away win so far this season.

Total goals less than 2.5

Out of the last four away trips in the League One, Sunderland have only come up with four goals while conceding eight. A lot of it has to do with the heavy loss against Portsmouth. Gillingham, though, have struggled for any creativity and it is not a surprise that they have not scored in three consecutive matches.

Goals from both teams – no

Sunderland are a lot stronger when it comes to games at the Stadium of Light. The same cannot be said about their exploits away from home. Meanwhile, Gillingham are on a three-game streak where they have created very little and scored none.

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Gillingham could potentially back into the relegation zone by the end of this weekend. The disappointing start to the campaign means that Gillingham have long flirted with the bottom three so far this season but they are yet to drop into the same. Steve Evans does not have any injury problems in the game and this should provide some respite from the poor form.


An improvement in away from could see Sunderland finally challenge at the top of the table. The Black Cats have been unable to sustain the top spot owing to a return of one away win in the last four. Lee Johnson will be without players like Jordan Willis and Arbenit Xhemajli for this game.

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Gillingham vs Sunderland prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Priestfield Stadium

When will this match start? October 16, 2021 at 16:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Sunderland

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