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LUFC Gillingham v Leeds Match Preview

Leeds United travel to Gillingham on Saturday with automatic promotion once again in their hands.

Form


Gillingham
The Gills are fighting relegation at the moment with them only three points above the relegation zone.

Last time out they drew 1-1 with Brighton at home.

Their home form this season as kept them out of the relegation zone and they are unbeaten in their last six home games.

So far at home this season they have won ten, drawn eight and lost three

Recent home form: DWDWDW

Leeds
The Whites moved back into the final automatic place on Tuesday night with a 3-1 win at Carlisle United.

The have now won their last three games, with two of these on the road.

So far this season away from home they have won eleven, drawn five and lost five.

Recent away form: WWLLWD

History

The two clubs have only ever met on four occasions at the Priestfield Stadium with both sides winning one and two games being drawn.

The last time they met at Gillingham was in controversial circumstances that saw an end to Leeds perfect start to the season in their eight game.

Leeds led 1-0 thanks to a Seb Carole goal in the first half but were reduced to nine men after only fifty seven minutes.
Both strikers, Tresor Kandol and Jermaine Beckford saw red as referee David McDermid infuriated the following support, which required him needed a police escort off the pitch at the final whistle.
To compound matters Gillingham equalised deep into injury time.

Full list of results (League unless stated)

1984/85 Gillingham 1-2 Leeds League Cup
1984/85 Leeds 3-2 Gillingham League Cup
2002/03 Gillingham 1-1 Leeds FA Cup
2002/03 Leeds 2-1 Gillingham FA Cup
2004/05 Gillingham 2-1 Leeds
2004/05 Leeds 1-1 Gillingham
2007/08 Gillingham 1-1 Leeds
2007/08 Leeds 2-1 Gillingham
2009/10 Leeds 4-1 Gillingham


Betting (odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Gillingham 7/2
Draw 11/4
Leeds 5/6




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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 15 2010

Time: 8:03PM

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Lads are full of confidence again, lets hope we can continue this at Gillingham.
dazza71
Keep the same team, the change has been good to shake up the opposition defences. Teams I think got to know us and we were too predictable with Beckford up front. If they played him out of the game then they beat us.
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