FM Preview: Northampton Town v Gillingham 28 Apr 2012

Footymad preview History of the Northampton Town v Gillingham fixture

Gillingham face a trip to Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gills will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 33 and win only 9 of the 51 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Sixfields Stadium was just last season, in October 2010, the Cobblers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Gillingham 4 - 3 Northampton League Two
2010/2011 Sat 15 Jan Gillingham 1 - 0 Northampton League Two
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Northampton 2-1 Gillingham League Two
2007/2008 Sat 16 Feb Northampton 4 - 0 Gillingham League One
2007/2008 Sat 19 Jan Gillingham 0 - 1 Northampton League One
2006/2007 Fri 16 Feb Northampton 1 - 1 Gillingham League One
2006/2007 Sat 19 Aug Gillingham 0 - 1 Northampton League One

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Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

Gillingham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gills, and 9 goals against.

Northampton Town are currently lying in 20th place in npower League Two having mustered a points tally of 46 from their 44 matches played.

Gillingham lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 66 from their 44 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Northampton Town 6 1 2 3 5 9 5
Gillingham 6 2 2 2 8 6 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gillingham are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Northampton Town. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Northampton Town Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Gillingham Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.

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