FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

Last updated : 03 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Exeter City v Gillingham fixture

Exeter City play host to Gillingham at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Grecians are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 8 of the 49 games.

The last time the two teams met at Exeter City was more than a decade ago, in October 1995, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1995/1996Sat 13 AprGillingham1 - 0Exeter CityLGE2
1995/1996Tue 31 OctExeter City0-0GillinghamLGE2
1994/1995Sat 25 MarGillingham3 - 0Exeter CityLGE2
1994/1995Sat 03 SepExeter City3 - 0GillinghamLGE2
1989/1990Sat 21 AprGillingham1 - 1Exeter CityLGE2
1989/1990Sat 16 DecExeter City3 - 1GillinghamLGE2
1983/1984Sat 03 MarExeter City0 - 0GillinghamLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Exeter City's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Grecians have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Gillingham's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Gills have hit 6 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Exeter City's 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Gillingham lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 13 from their 8 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at St James' Park for the Grecians and the Madmen are unable to see past Gillingham claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Exeter City No sequences of note
Gillingham Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.