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Preview | Hull City v Gillingham

Gills make the long trip north on Saturday to take on league leaders Hull City at the KCOM.

26 March 2021

Match Previews

Preview | Hull City v Gillingham

Gills make the long trip north on Saturday to take on league leaders Hull City at the KCOM.

26 March 2021

Dominic Samuel could feature for Gills at the weekend as Steve Evans takes his troops to take on the league leaders.

Hull City v Gillingham

Sky Bet League One

KCOM Stadium

Saturday March 27

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

Stuart O’Keefe will be fit for the game after coming off with a knock against Doncaster. Alex MacDonald and Robbie Cundy will require late fitness tests.

Dominic Samuel could travel, and even be on the bench if required, as he steps up his recovery from injury.

Hull City’s Gavin Whyte and Josh Magennis will both miss the game as they are away on international duty.

Tom Eaves could start against his former club having made multiple substitute appearances this month.  


Manager Comments:

Steve Evans- “They’ve got some outstanding players and an array of talent.

“They’re a good side that plays a particular way, in a particular shape and are very good at home. We need to be working on the plan and getting it 100% right, be error free and take the chances when they come.”

Jordan Graham- “I’m looking forward to it, the bigger the games the better.

“Everyone looks forward to playing at nice big stadiums, and Hull’s a big club, a Championship club really.

“They’re having a good season, have some good players, but this is League One. We’ve got no one to fear in this league and anyone can beat anyone.”


Grant McCann- “Teams have their own style. People say Gillingham are all about being direct, but once they get into their opponents' half of the field they can play. Steve Evans' sides are always difficult to play against. He has promotions on his CV and knows how to get the job done."


Previous Meetings:

12/09/2020 - Gillingham 0-2 Hull City - Sky Bet League One

26/02/1985 - Gillingham 1-0 Hull City - Old Division Three

18/09/1984 - Hull City 2-0 Gillingham - Old Division Three

17/04/1984 - Hull City 0-0 Gillingham - Old Division Three

03/09/1983 - Gillingham 1-2 Hull City - Old Division Three


The last meeting between the two sides came on the opening day of this season. Goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and Josh Magennis secured all three points for the Tigers.

Gillingham’s last win came in 1985 with David Mehmet scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory.

Despite the loss earlier in the season, Gills still lead the head-to-head with six wins to Hull’s five. There have also been four draws in the fixture.



Hull City win - 3/4

Draw - 13/5

Gillingham win - 10/3

Special Bet: Vadaine Oliver to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1- 50/1.


Match Officials:

Referee: Martin Coy

Assistants: Andrew Dallison and Thomas Harty

Fourth Official: Robert Madley



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