Odds: Gillingham 31/10, Draw 13/5, Portsmouth 83/100
Kick Off: 1330, 08/10/2017
Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Portsmouth haven’t coped with the step up to League One as well as many pundits expected but Sunday’s trip to struggling Gillingham gives them a great chance to kick on.
The Gills gained a morale-boosting midweek win in the Checkatrade Trophy under caretaker boss Peter Taylor, but they are second from bottom in this division.
With the hosts having scored just six goals in 11 games, 83/100 for Pompey is a straightforward pick in our Gillingham vs Portsmouth betting predictions.
A Look At Gillingham’s Betting Odds
Gillingham went into this season as one of the favourites for relegation after finishing last term with a run of just one win in nine games and then losing key duo Bradley Dack and Cody McDonald.
A solitary success from 11 league games this term has done little to improve the mood at Priestfield and head coach Ady Pennock paid the price after last month’s 3-0 loss at Rochdale.
Some decent managers have been linked with the vacant position, so better times may be just around the corner, but at the moment this is a team with injury issues that lacks a cutting edge up front.
We’re adding 21/10 for an away win to nil to our Gillingham vs Portsmouth betting tips.
A Look At Portsmouth’s Betting Odds
Portsmouth have suffered a big blow this week with the news that nine-goal top scorer Brett Pitman is set for a spell on the sidelines following surgery to remove a piece of floating tissue in his knee.
The captain netted six goals in seven games last month, including braces in victories over Fleetwood and Bristol Rovers. However, Conor Chaplin is fit again after a hamstring injury and could help to fill the void.
Tuesday’s 3-1 Checkatrade Trophy defeat of Crawley made it four wins in seven games for Pompey and Kenny Jackett has strength in depth all over the park.
Looking at the Gillingham vs Portsmouth odds, we like 8/1 for a 2-0 away win.
Colchester 0-1 GILLINGHAM – Max Ehmer
PORTSMOUTH 3-1 Crawley – Matthew Clarke, Oliver Hawkins, Stuart O’Keefe
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