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Colchester vs Gillingham prediction, odds and free betting tips

Date: 1st January 2024
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Colchester vs Gillingham: Top Free Betting Tips

Colchester will host Gillingham in a curious fixture to kick off their 2024 campaign. The teams have had completely different performances, which makes this fixture much more attractive. Here are our predictions.

Total Goals Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

This is a very unusual match because the two teams are extremely different. While Gillingham are close to the playoff zone, their attack is the weakest in the entire league. This makes it extremely difficult to expect goals from them. They have only scored 7 times on the road since the start. On the other end, Colchester are close to the bottom of the table but their attack is one of the best in the league. We will either see a solid under or a massive scoreline here but based on the performances of the visitors, we expect 1-2 goals max.

Match Result Prediction: Colchester to Win

Betting on the underdog is always a risk but it is logical if you know how Gillingham play. Their style is not very fun to watch and their attack is terribly inconsistent. No team has scored fewer goals than them and they already lost 11 matches this season. They are extremely fortunate to be this high in the table with such a high number of defeats. Colchester's attack has been surprisingly solid this season and we think that they will have their chances in this fixture. If you prefer a safer option, consider the Draw No Bet market as the odds for this particular fixture are quite solid too.

Correct Score Prediction: 1-0 to Colchester

We stick to our expectations for a rather low scoreline. Gillingham cannot score goals but they also do not concete too many unless they face strong opponents. This should be a very competitive fixture and we believe that a single mistake may decide this contest. It may even be a penalty. When we compare the Colchester vs Gillingham line ups, we think that the two teams have the opposite weaknesses. The hosts are far better in attack while the visitors are much better defensively.

How Far Will Gillingham Fans Travel To Team A?

Gillingham fans will have to travel a long way to get to Colchester Stadium. The distance between the two cities is about 70 miles by car one way.

Colchester vs Gillingham: Tickets

Colchester fans can still purchase tickets through the official ticketing platform of the club. Right now, we see a lot of seats available for most home stands. As for away fans, you can still find tickets for two of the four away blocks on the stadium through the same ticketing website.

FAQs: Colchester vs Gillingham

Colchester vs Gillingham

In which places are the two teams ahead of this fixture?

There is a solid 12-point gap between the two teams right now. Colchester are 22nd with 23 points while Gillingham are 10th with 35.

Which team is the favorite to win this game?

The odds for the two teams are nearly identical and the visitors have a minimal advantage that is not enough to consider them a favorite.

Which team won the previous Colchester vs Gillingham game?

The teams last met in August and Colchester reached a surprising 3-0 win on the road.


Vladislav has been professionally engaged in freelance journalism for six years, during which time he worked for several foreign publications in the sports field. A football and martial arts fanatic, he spent years training before turning to sports journalism.

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