Gills v Peterborough United: Preview & Predictions

So Saturday has now been and gone and attention turns to tonight’s trip to London Road for an encounter with Peterborough United.

When the two sides met back in September, the Posh were sat towards the higher echelons of the league table, but were nonetheless seen off 2-1 thanks to a brace from Cody McDonald.

So what hopes for another Gills victory this evening?

New manager Justin Edinburgh will take his side into battle against a side who have somewhat stopped the rot recently.

Tonight’s game will officially be Edinburgh’s first in charge of Gillingham

Peterborough having picked up seven points from the last nine available, but prior to that they had gone five games without a win stretching back to 13th December.

More importantly – and something Edinburgh and his coaching team may be aware of – they have won only three times on their own patch since the start of October, their most recent being a scrappy 1-0 affair over third bottom Yeovil Town on 31st January.

With his side unbeaten in four league games thanks to the sterling work of the ‘Caretaker 4’, Edinburgh knows that if his side can keep the home crowd quiet for any period of time then they having a cracking chance of collecting a positive result.

So who will he be sending into battle?

Joe Martin’s injury (picked up at Bristol City) isn’t too serious but tonight may still come too soon, and both Amine Linganzi and Aaron Morris are still not fit.

Callum Davies and Josh Hare are lengthy absentees, and Josh Pritchard will miss out with the calf injury picked up at the weekend.

Therefore for RainhamEndViews, the biggest choice Edinburgh may have to make will be between Danny Galbraith and Jermaine McGlashan.

Will he go all out and unleash McGlashan from the off, or play it slightly more conservative and plump for Galbraith, leaving the pace and directness of Jermaine for later in the game?

Other than that it will probably be the same starting eleven that saw off Sheffield United just three days ago.

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RainhamEndViews’ XI for game v Peterborough

Prediction

As already mentioned, the longer the Gills can frustrate the home crowd then the greater chance they have of collecting a positive result.

With only three victories at home in over four months the Posh players may be edgy, and Edinburgh has to make sure his team is ready to take advantage of that.

Do that and the points may be there for the taking.

Peterborough 1 Gillingham 2

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