Promotion-chasing Burton have been in tremendous form on their own patch so far this season, collecting 22 points from a possible 22 in the League One. Gillingham, on the other hand, have been struggling to adapt to life at a higher level, with a return of four defeats from seven trips doing little to enhance their survival prospects in a competitive second tier.
No more than three goals have been scored in 22 of the last 22 Burton away games in the League One, with the exception being a thrilling win at home last month. Opponents Burton are quite rightly lauded for the entertainment that their football provides, but it is worth noting that 19 of their most recent 22 home matches have delivered under 3.5 goals.
This season, Gillingham boast an unblemished record when it comes to hitting the back of the net in the League One matches, with the surprise title contenders doing so in all 22 of their games. As for Burton, only one team have kept them at bay in their 22 top-flight fixtures in the past season, so neither keeper should feel confident about their chances of pitching a shutout.
Burton vs Gillingham Prediction
You have to go back to great loss last year to find the last time that Burton were involved in a home game containing over 3.5 goals, with the run currently standing at 42 matches. Gillingham cannot compete with these numbers, but the League One have been involved in 17 away matches on the spin featuring under 3.5 goals.
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