FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

Last updated : 05 September 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Gillingham v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town travel to take on Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Mighty Mariners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 9 and win only 4 of the 17 games.

The last time the two teams met at Gillingham was back in February 2003, over five years ago, with Gillingham running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 15 FebGillingham3 - 0Grimsby TownCHMP
2002/2003Sat 02 NovGrimsby Town1 - 1GillinghamCHMP
2001/2002Tue 05 MarGillingham2 - 1Grimsby TownCHMP
2001/2002Tue 25 SepGrimsby Town1 - 2GillinghamCHMP
2000/2001Sat 10 FebGillingham1 - 0Grimsby TownCHMP
2000/2001Sat 09 SepGrimsby Town1 - 0GillinghamCHMP
1997/1998Sat 04 AprGrimsby Town0 - 0GillinghamLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Gillingham have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

The away form of Grimsby Town is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 5 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Gillingham lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 7 points from their 4 games so far. Grimsby Town find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 2 points from their 4 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Gills, as the Mighty Mariners have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Grimsby Town Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.