FootyMAD's Shrewsbury Town match preview

Last updated : 13 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Gillingham v Shrewsbury Town fixture

Gillingham play host to Shrewsbury Town at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Gills are clearly on top, having won 13 and lost only 5 of the 24 games.

The last time the two teams met at Gillingham was more than a decade ago, in May 1997, with Gillingham running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 13 SepShrewsbury Tn.7 - 0GillinghamLGE2
1996/1997Sat 03 MayGillingham2-0Shrewsbury Tn.LGE1
1996/1997Tue 15 OctShrewsbury Tn.1 - 2GillinghamLGE1
1993/1994Sat 12 MarGillingham0 - 2Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
1993/1994Sat 18 SepShrewsbury Tn.2 - 2GillinghamLGE2
1992/1993Tue 06 AprGillingham1 - 0Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
1992/1993Sat 12 DecShrewsbury Tn.2 - 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.

The away form of Shrewsbury Tn. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Shrews have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Gillingham are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 60 points from 36 games. Shrewsbury Tn. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 57 from their 37 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Shrewsbury Tn.6222698

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 Shrewsbury Tn.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Shrewsbury Tn. Not won in previous 14 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.