FM Preview: Gillingham v Chesterfield 25 Jan 2011

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History of the Gillingham v Chesterfield fixture

Chesterfield pack their bags to visit Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Spireites will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 6 of the 30 games.

The previous match played between the two at Priestfield Stadium was within the last three years, in December 2008, the The Gills carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 AprChesterfield0 - 1GillinghamLGE2
2008/2009Sat 06 DecGillingham2 - 1ChesterfieldLGE2
2006/2007Sat 14 AprChesterfield0 - 1GillinghamLGE1
2006/2007Sat 04 NovGillingham2 - 1ChesterfieldLGE1
2005/2006Sat 04 FebChesterfield1 - 1GillinghamLGE1
2005/2006Tue 27 SepGillingham1 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
1999/2000Sat 01 AprGillingham1 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Gillingham have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The The Gills's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

The away form of Chesterfield however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Spireites, and 7 goals against.

Gillingham lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League Two, picking up 37 points from their 25 games so far. Chesterfield are leading the way in the Npower League Two, with their 24 games giving them a return of 49 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Spireites's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Gillingham, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham Won 3 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Chesterfield Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.