Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunderland will be aiming to climb to the League One playoffs berth when they take on Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cats have been struggling at the back of late. Following a 3-1 loss to Portsmouth, the promotion-chasing side played out a 2-2 draw with Rochdale, and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways. The good news for the Black Casts is that midfielder Luke O’Nien returns to contention after serving his ban in the midweek game.
The Gills, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous four league fixtures. Gillingham failed to find the net in the previous four league fixtures, meaning that Sunderland will not have a better chance than this to start a new winning run in the English third tier. First-choice goalkeeper Jack Bonham is sidelined with injury for the hosts.