It’s now 20 League Two games since Macclesfield picked up maximum haul, a sequence that stretches all of the way back to New Year’s Eve and their lengthy winless streak is the reason the Silkmen are staring relegation in the face.
All runs of course, have to come to an end eventually but at this stage in the campaign, the pressure is on Brian Horton’s men and it’s hard to see them picking up a much-needed three points at Bradford.
Admittedly, a glance at the table would suggest that the Bantams are there for the taking but Phil Parkinson’s troops, a tempting 10/11 via Blue Square, have won two of their last three to ease away from danger and crucially they know they will be mathematically safe if they avoid defeat at Valley Parade.
Swindon boss Paulo Di Canio read his players the riot act this week, citing off-field transgressions as the reason he made several changes for the loss at Aldershot and with their managers’ stinging criticism ringing in their ears, the Robins players really owe their manager an excellent performance at Gillingham.
The league leaders will seal promotion if they obtain a positive result and as the Gills have won just one of their last seven, Swindon look worth the risk at 11/8 with Coral. Meanwhile, doubling the Robins up with Bradford will pay at an enticing 10/3 courtesy of William Hill.
Double on Bradford and Swindon – 10/3 (William Hill)