AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham: Match Preview

Gillingham will look to continue their good form on Saturday when they head to AFC Wimbledon in SkyBet League One.

The Gills have won two out of three in the league and will be hoping to build on a good week when they head to Kingsmeadow on Saturday afternoon. Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Sunderland in the FA Cup was the Gills’ third win on the bounce, after defeating both Tottenham and Lincoln City at Priestfield in the past ten days.

Wimbledon were knocked out of the cup on Tuesday, going down 2-0 to Doncaster Rovers and will be looking to move out of the relegation zone when Steve Evans’ side come to town.

Mikael Mandron missed Tuesday’s win over Sunderland with a virus (Photo: KentProImages)

Form (All competitions)

Gillingham – WLWWW

AFC Wimbledon – DDLLL

AFC Wimbledon will be looking for their first win in seven, having not won since the 19th of October. For the Gills, The 3-0 defeat to Rotherham was their only loss in the last five.

Referee: Kevin Johnson

Johnson has officiated 15 games this season, distributing 47 yellow cards and 4 red cards in that time. His last game in charge of Gillingham was the 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers in September, where he showed just one booking.

Team News:

Gillingham midfielder Matty Willock is closing in on a return to the squad, although Saturday’s game may come to soon for the former Manchester United man. For AFC Wimbledon, Will Nightingale continues to miss out after his hip injury at Rochdale back in October. Former Gills players Scott Wagstaff and Luke O’Neill are expected to feature, with Callum Reilly also likely to play against his former club.

Will Nightingale has had an operation on his hip in the last few days


AFC Wimbledon: 17/10, Draw 9/4, Gillingham 6/4

Gillingham are favourites for the clash, with AFC Wimbledon favoured over a draw. If you fancy Mikael Mandron to net again and the Gills to win 1-0, SkyBet are offering odds of 30/1.

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