The FA Cup second round proper gets underway this weekend with Gillingham taking on Charlton Athletic. After defeating Hereford in the previous round, Gillingham will now face Charlton in the competition for the first time in their history. Gillingham currently sits in the seventh position in League Two, with hopes to make a return to League One. However, they have a tough challenge ahead as Charlton had to overcome a replay to reach this stage of the competition.
Charlton, a one-time winner of the FA Cup, will be looking to build on their favorable head-to-head stats against Gillingham. In their most recent encounter, Charlton emerged as the victors with a 3-1 win. With a better track record in their previous matches, Charlton come into the match as the favorites based on form and experience.
Gillingham will hope to maintain their unbeaten home streak, but they need to address their defensive issues, having conceded 26 goals in 20 league matches. On the other hand, Charlton will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to eight matches. Therefore, the prediction favors Charlton to secure a 3-1 win against Gillingham.
In terms of betting tips, the suggested outcomes include a win for Charlton, the possibility of over 2.5 goals in the game, Charlton scoring first, and Gillingham also finding the back of the net. This sets the stage for an exciting FA Cup clash between Gillingham and Charlton Athletic.