Former manager Kevin Betsy oversaw a disastrous start to the season, but since taking over as interim manager last month, Lewis Young has stabilised the situation.
The 33-year-old, who spent seven seasons with Crawley before retiring from playing last year, has led his team to victories in all three of their home League Two games thus far, which should inspire confidence in them to defeat an unfocused Gillingham on Tuesday.
Indeed, Young lost to Walsall away in the league for the first time last weekend, with Ludwig Francillette’s dismissal in the 39th minute leaving the visitors in a precarious position at 1-1.
However, the Red Devils almost held on for a third successive away draw, but Danny Johnson struck in the second minute of injury-time to end their opponents’ unbeaten run under Young at five matches.
Meanwhile, Gillingham, who has lost four in a row in League Two, will travel a relatively short distance to Crawley.
Neil Harris’ team lost 2-0 to Newport County on Saturday, dropping them into the relegation zone after Colchester United defeated Doncaster Rovers 3-0 to overtake them.
Due to the fact that he failed to prevent the team from going down last season despite his best efforts after being appointed in January earlier this year, the former manager of Cardiff City and Millwall is under a great deal of pressure regarding his long-term future at the organisation.
Falling to a fifth consecutive loss against a team only four points and four places above them in the table in the form of Crawley on Tuesday would seriously test Gillingham chairman Paul Scally’s patience. Especially with an 11-day break until their next league game.
1X2 Betting Odds
Crawley have been in good form since Young replaced Betsy in their managerial dugout last month, and we can envisage their winning home run continuing on Tuesday.
Gillingham have lost four league matches in a row without scoring in any of them, and while the latter could end against the division’s second weakest defence, the former streak may continue a little longer.
And the odds seem to agree with us!
The odds that the home side will emerge victorious are at 2.4, while the odds that the travelling side will win are at 3.4
The possibility of a stalemate stands at 3.3.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals in this match will surpass 2.5 is at 2.2, while the odds that it won’t stands at 1.72.
So, the market see this a low scoring tight game!