Gillingham and Sheffield United were both expecting to be challenging for promotion this season, however it’s been a start to the season of contrasting fortunes. Gillingham find themselves in 6th place at the moment, with the goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas a big bonus for the club. Sheffield United under Chris Wilder are having a nightmare start to the season. They find themselves in 20th place, level points with Shrewsbury in the drop zone.
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Sheffield United fans are unhappy with the current situation as they feel like they’ve stagnated in League 1 for too long. No manager seems to be able to match the club’s expectations, but I do think if they give Wilder some time that he will come good. They’ve had to make a few changes to the squad this season, most notably the sale of young star striker Che Adams to Birmingham City.
They’ve already had some poor results this season, including a draw at home to Rochdale and a defeat at home to Southend were they were 3-0 down by half-time. They did beat Oxford United in their last game so their form might be changing.
Gillingham have given captaincy to their midfielder Josh Wright, and the ex-Leyton Orient man seems to have matured into the role well. They came close last season to promotion thanks to goals from Bradley Dack, but tailed off towards the end of last season. Gillingham need to find consistency, as they lost 5-0 away at Scunthorpe and in their last game beat Shrewsbury 3-2 away after being 2-0 down.
Gillingham vs Sheffield United Predictions
My first betting tip for Gillingham v Sheffield United is going to be a draw. Gillingham are a very strong team in League 1, as are Sheffield United. These two would definitely take the point if offered it as they’re both still in delicate states, and their fans will be on their backs if either are to lose. You can get 12/5 with Bet Vivtor’s Gillingham v Sheff Utd betting odds.
My second Gillingham vs Sheffield United betting tip for this match is going to be Under 2.5 match goals. Though both teams have been involved in games with plenty of goals recently, I think both managers will be pushing their defences to be more stable, as their attacking powers are strong enough to win games if they can start working on getting clean sheets. Coral are offering 5/6 for Under 2.5 Match Goals.
My final Gillingham v Sheffield United prediction is going to be an anytime goalscorer tip and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is the man to be on. He’s bang in form and if anyone’s going to score for Gillingham it should be him. There’s tasty odds of 4/1 with William Hill for him to score first.
Gillingham v Sheffield United Betting Tips
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