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Preview | Burton Albion v Gillingham

Steve Evans has new signing Jordan Graham in his squad for the trip to the Pirelli on Saturday.

7 February 2020

Gills head to Burton looking to extend their unbeaten run.


The Pirelli Stadium  

Sky Bet League 1

Saturday February 8

Kick off, 3pm


Team News:

Gillingham head to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion on Saturday in what will be a stern test of their credentials to make the League One play-off places this season. Boss Steve Evans could name the same starting eleven that beat Shrewsbury Town 2-0 at MEMS Priestfield Stadium last week after the Gills enjoyed a mini break last week due to the demise of Bury, who they would have been playing.

Burton currently sit 11th in League One having only lost twice in their last six games. The Brewers have an almost fully fit squad and were boosted by the news this week that Midfielder Ben Fox has returned to training less than seven months after suffering an ACL injury.


Preview Comments: 

Steve Evans - “Burton have a strong front two and their midfield is tasty. I have enormous respect for Nigel Clough and their Chairman. We will have a game plan and we know the rewards if we win. We need to take our chances."

“Nigel's team reminds me of the team I had at Rotherham. I am impressed with the signings he has made.”


Previous Meetings: 

Gillingham will be looking for just their seventh win in history against Burton Albion and will be looking for revenge for their 2-1 defeat at ME7 back in August. The Gills find themselves currently on a ten game unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One and despite defeat to Burton in August their recent form against the Brewers has been good winning two of the three previous games, including a league double against Nigel Clough’s side last season.

The first ever meeting between the two sides was back in 2009 when the Gills dumped Burton out of the FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 win at Priestfield thanks to a Curtis Weston strike which sealed the Gills place in the third round.



Burton win – 6/5

Draw – 11/5

Gills win – 21/10



Referee - Alan Young

Assistant Referee 1 - Christopher Husband

Assistant Referee 2 - Ravel Cheosiaua

Fourth Official - Thomas Harty


Special Bet: Gillingham to win 2-0 – 14/1




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