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8 August 2014

Sky Bet preview Gillingham's opening league fixture of the new season away at MK Dons

Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the Football League, preview Gills opening league fixture away at MK Dons.

Gillingham are against the odds in their Sky Bet League 1 opener as 18/5 outsiders to record a victory when they visit MK Dons on Saturday.

The Football League sponsor rate a 1-1 draw as the most likely scoreline at 11/2 with a repeat of the Gills’ 1-0 victory at stadiummk last season available at 12/1.

The Gills head into the season as 20/1 outsiders for promotion, while their visitors are shorter in the same market at just 5/1.

Goals are expected with over 2.5 odds-on at 5/6, while the Gills are 8/1 for a victory without conceding.

Dons striker Will Grigg is the favourite to open the scoring at 9/2 while Cody McDonald (15/2) is considered the visitors’ main threat.

Best bet: Gillingham to win and both teams to score at 8/1

*odds subject to change

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