FM Preview: Shrewsbury Town v Gillingham 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Shrewsbury Town v Gillingham fixture

Gillingham face a trip to Shrewsbury Town at Prostar 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 14 and win only 3 of the 26 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Gillingham 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Tn. League Two
2010/2011 Sat 26 Feb Shrewsbury Tn. 0 - 0 Gillingham League Two
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Gillingham 2 - 0 Shrewsbury Tn. League Two
2008/2009 Sat 23 May Gillingham 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Tn. Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4)
2008/2009 Sat 14 Mar Gillingham 2 - 2 Shrewsbury Tn. League Two
2008/2009 Sat 13 Sep Shrewsbury Tn. 7 - 0 Gillingham League Two
1996/1997 Sat 03 May Gillingham 2 - 0 Shrewsbury Tn. League Division Two

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Recent respective form guides

Shrewsbury Town are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have seen the Shrews score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

The Gills have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Gills's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Shrewsbury Town are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 42 points from 24 games.

Gillingham's total of 41 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League Two.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Shrewsbury Town 6 1 2 3 3 6 5
Gillingham 6 3 1 2 9 7 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gills's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Shrewsbury Town, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Shrewsbury Town Unbeaten in the last 20 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Gillingham Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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