Gillingham v Sunderland AFC: Live stream details; latest team news and match updates from League One clash

Sunderland AFC travel to Gillingham in League One on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways in the third tier.

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 12:45 pm
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Gillingham v Sunderland AFC

And ahead of the game, here’s everything you need to know – from the betting odds to blog details:

What time is the kick-off for Gillingham v Sunderland AFC?

Gillingham v Sunderland AFC will kick-off at 3pm on Saturday, December 7 2019.

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The game will take place at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham.

Is Gillingham v Sunderland AFC on TV? Can I watch it on a live stream?

Gillingham v Sunderland AFC will not be televised, given it falls within the 3pm blackout on the broadcast of fixtures.

A live stream will be available on SAFSee for overseas fans, but UK-based Sunderland supporters cannot access a live stream for this game.

Where can I get match updates from Gillingham v Sunderland AFC?

Our sister site, the Sunderland Echo, will be running a live match blog with the latest team news, match updates and reaction from both managers.

You can view the blog from midday on Saturday, December 7 by CLICKING HERE.

What’s the latest team news for Gillingham and Sunderland AFC?

Hosts Gillingham will be without former Manchester United man Matty Willock, who is still weeks away from a return.

Fellow midfielder Stuart O’Keefe is a doubt and will be monitored ahead of the game, while Ben Pringle remains suspended.

Sunderland could welcome back attacking duo Charlie Wyke and Marc McNulty as they returned to training this week.

The game will come too soon for Lynden Gooch, however, while Elliot Embleton remains a long-term absentee.

Max Power is suspended having picked-up five yellow cards in League One this term.

Who is the referee for Gillingham v Sunderland AFC?

Andy Woolmer will be the man in the middle for Gillingham v Sunderland AFC.

The 53-year-old has mostly officiated Championship games this season, although he did oversee Gillingham’s 3-0 defeat to Oxford United in September.

Woolmer’s last regular season game involving Sunderland was on April 19, 2019 as he presided over the Black Cats’ 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers at the Stadium of Light.

He then also oversaw the first leg of the play-off semi-final clash with Portsmouth, in which he dismissed Alim Ozturk during the Black Cats’ 1-0 win. Chris Maguire found the net that day.

What is the form of Gillingham and Sunderland AFC?

Here’s the form of both teams over the last six games in all competitions:

Gillingham: WLWWWD

Sunderland AFC: LDLLDL

What are the betting odds for Gillingham v Sunderland AFC?

Below are the current odds for Gillingham v Sunderland AFC, according to Sky Bet:Gillingham to win: 19/10

Sunderland to win: 13/10

Draw: 23/10

Marc McNulty is the favourite to open the scoring at 9/2, followed by Alex Jakubiak (5/1), Will Grigg, Chris Maguire, Brandon Hanlan, Mikael Mandron and Mikael Ndjoli (all 11/2).

Sunderland’s last scorer – Aiden McGeady – is priced at 7/1.