Swansea vs Gillingham predictions and FA Cup betting tips for this week’s fixture. Kick-off is 3pm on Saturday 26th January and Swansea will be looking to avoid a shock.
One of the FA Cup 3pm matches this weekend gives Swansea a great chance to get into the last 16 of the FA Cup but Gillinaam will go into the match with nothing to lose. The Gills are down in 19th place in League One and with a relegation battle looming, they might be better off out of the FA Cup. See our Swansea v Gillingham predictions below.
Gillingham travel to South Wales knowing they are the underdogs in this FA Cup tie and rightly so. The Swans haven’t lost in 2019 and beat fellow Championship side Aston Villa 3-0 in the third round earlier this month. Despite the hosts being favourites, Gillingham already have an upset to their name in this season’s competition thanks to a 1-0 win over Cardiff City. For these reasons our first Swansea City vs Gillingham prediction is for Swansea to win and both teams to score.
Sixth in the League One top scorers table sits Tom Eaves. The target man has been hugely impressive for the Kent club this season and this season marks his second south of the Thames. Eaves has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season – including one in the FA Cup in the Gills’ replay at Hartlepool United. He has had a lot of interest from other clubs following his remarkable last few months and another high profile goal this weekend could help him if he wants a big move either this month or over the summer. Eaves to score at any time is at 12/5 with FansBet.
Swansea have done well to stay relatively tight at the back recently. They haven’t conceded two goals or more since the 29th December against Wigan – a game which they drew and they’re currently on their longest unbeaten run of the season, scoring 11 goals in their last five games. On the other hand, Gillingham haven’t played in a 0-0 since mid – November. In their last eight games they have been involved in 25 goals and this is why our final Swansea vs Gillingham is for over 3.5 goals to be scored. This can be found at 2/1 with FansBet.
Swansea to win – 9/20.
Draw – 7/2.
Gillingham to win – 11/2.
With Swansea coming into the game as favourites, a good option would be to include them in an accumulator but this could have been very different if it is played at Priestfield.
The most likely player to score according to the bookies is Oliver McBurnie who is priced at 10/11 to score at any time with Paddy Power. Other options include Wilfred Bony at 11/10 and Courtney Baker-Richardson at 6/4, both with the same bookmakers.
Both teams to score is 19/20 with Ladbrokes and the opposite bet is 5/6 with the same company.
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