England - League One

82' S. McWilliams 82' Yellow Card 82'  S. McWilliams 84' B. Ashley-Seal 84' Yellow Card 84'  B. Ashley-Seal 31' S. Hoskins 31' Penalty 31'   Hoskins S. Hoskins 35' D. Rose 35' Goal 35'   Rose D. Rose 45' K. Dempsey 45' Goal 45'   Dempsey K. Dempsey 47' A. Sheehan 47' Goal 47'   Sheehan A. Sheehan

Northampton Town

3 - 1

Gillingham

  • 31
    1 - 0
  • 35
    2 - 0
  • 45'
    2 - 1
  • HT
    2 - 1
  • 47
    3 - 1
  • Date: 29/12/2020
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: PTS Academy Stadium
  • Referee: Carl Boyeson
Northampton Town v Gillingham - Preview

Date published: 12/28/2020 3:01:38 PM

Northampton Town v Gillingham - Preview

Northampton hope break has eased fitness concerns ahead of Gillingham clash

Northampton boss Keith Curle hopes his side’s recent lay-off will help ease their injury issues ahead the game against Gillingham.

The Cobblers suffered four straight league defeats prior to the postponement of their Boxing Day clash with Ipswich due to their opponents’ coronavirus-related absences.

Shaun McWilliams returns from suspension, but there are still doubts over Alan Sheehan and Jack Sowerby, who missed the loss to Lincoln last time out.

Defender Joe Martin misses out against his former club after his ban was increased following an FA charge, while Joseph Mills and Scott Pollock are still out.

Former Cobbler Vadaine Oliver could be back to face his former club after watching his side’s 4-1 win at Rochdale from the bench due to fitness concerns.

Oliver had picked up a minor injury in the previous game against Accrington but has used the Christmas break to return to full fitness and should start.

The forward helped Northampton win promotion via last season’s Sky Bet League Two play-off final and the Cobblers had been keen to keep him at Sixfields.

Gills boss Steve Evans hopes a number of recent injury issues will have eased, while Matthew Willock and Declan Drysdale are among those pushing to start.

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Match Information

  • League One
  • Round 21
  • PTS Academy Stadium
  • Carl Boyeson
  • 29 Dec, 19:45

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Lineups

Northampton Town
(4-4-2)
Gillingham
(4-2-3-1)
  • 13. J. Mitchell

  • 28. L. Jones

  • 44. A. Sheehan Goal

    78'
  • 5. C. Bolger

  • 8. R. Watson

  • 17. S. McWilliams Yellow Card

  • 10. N. Adams

    71'
  • 4. J. Sowerby

  • 7. S. Hoskins Penalty

  • 22. B. Ashley-Seal Yellow Card

    90'
  • 29. D. Rose Goal

    71'

Substitutes

  • 1. S. Arnold

  • 2. M. Harriman

    71'
  • 45. M. Marshall

  • 6. F. Horsfall

    78'
  • 27. C. Missilou

  • 21. R. Holmes

    90'
  • 30. C. Chukwuemeka

    71'
  • 1. J. Bonham

  • 2. R. Jackson

  • 3. C. Ogilvie

  • 5. J. Tucker

  • 14. R. McKenzie

  • 21. T. O'Connor

  • 20. S. Robertson

    46'
  • 17. J. Eccles

    60'
  • 8. K. Dempsey Goal

  • 15. J. Akinde

  • 16. A. MacDonald

    75'

Substitutes

  • 35. D. Drysdale

  • 26. C. Maghoma

  • 7. M. Willock

    60'
  • 11. T. Coyle

    75'
  • 19. V. Oliver

    46'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Gillingham vs Northampton Town

There is a 37.0% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Gillingham, at 37.0%, are solid favorites to beat Northampton Town who have a 26.0% chance at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Gillingham 0.9 to Northampton Town 0.7.
In simulation wins, Northampton Town upsets Gillingham by averaging 5.3 shots and 2.6 shots on goal.
They average 1.6 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.

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