FootyMAD's Grimsby Town match preview

Last updated : 20 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Grimsby Town v Gillingham fixture

Gillingham travel to take on Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Gills will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 11 occasions, and draw 5, from the 17 games played.

The last time the two teams met at Grimsby Town was back in November 2002, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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:
2008/2009Sat 06 SepGillingham3 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Gillingham's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Grimsby Town are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just 27 points from their 38 games thus far. Gillingham are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 64 points from their 38 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town6114894
Gillingham64207214

FootyMad's prediction ...

Gillingham are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Grimsby Town. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Gillingham Undefeated in last 3 away games.
9 games since last defeat.