FM Preview: Swindon Town v Gillingham 25 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Swindon Town v Gillingham fixture

Swindon Town prepare to entertain Gillingham at County Ground on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 28 wins out of 43 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at County Ground was two seasons ago, in January 2010, with Swindon Town running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2009/2010 Sat 16 Jan Swindon Town 3-1 Gillingham League One
2009/2010 Sat 08 Aug Gillingham 5 - 0 Swindon Town League One
2007/2008 Sat 26 Apr Gillingham 1 - 1 Swindon Town League One
2007/2008 Sat 06 Oct Swindon Town 5 - 0 Gillingham League One
2005/2006 Tue 14 Feb Swindon Town 1 - 0 Gillingham League One
2005/2006 Sat 14 Jan Gillingham 3 - 0 Swindon Town League One
1986/1987 Fri 29 May Swindon Town 2 - 0 Gillingham Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 3)

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

Recent respective form guides

Swindon Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Robins in those games, with 10 conceded.

Gillingham have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gills's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 12 against.

Swindon Town's 22 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Gillingham are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 24 points from 14 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Swindon Town 6 4 1 1 12 6 13
Gillingham 6 3 1 2 12 10 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Swindon Town at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Robins will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Swindon Town Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Gillingham 6 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

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