FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 09 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Gillingham v Darlington fixture

Gillingham play host to Darlington at Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Gills are clearly on top, having won 11 and lost only 3 of the 18 games.

The last time the two teams met at Gillingham was back in November 1999, over five years ago, with Gillingham running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 23 AugDarlington1 - 2GillinghamLGE2
1999/2000Sat 20 NovGillingham3-1DarlingtonFAC
1995/1996Tue 02 AprGillingham0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
1995/1996Sat 14 OctDarlington1 - 0GillinghamLGE2
1994/1995Tue 21 FebDarlington2 - 0GillinghamLGE2
1994/1995Sat 29 OctGillingham2 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
1993/1994Sat 15 JanDarlington2 - 1GillinghamLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Gillingham 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.

Darlington have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Gillingham's total of 57 points from their 35 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two. Darlington's 44 points from 33 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that The Gills's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Darlington. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Darlington Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.