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Sittingbourne manager Nick Davis features in our latest edition of Beat the Pundit

By KentOnline reporter

It's time to get your predictions in for our latest installment of Beat the Pundit.

Sittingbourne's Nick Davis is the manager we've chosen to pick the scores this weekend.

He's up against Mike Rees from the KM sports desk, while Ebbsfleet supporter Ray Peck represents the fans.

Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis. Picture: John Westhrop
Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis. Picture: John Westhrop

It's three points for a correct scoreline and one point for the right outcome (win, lose or draw).

Last week saw Welling's Barry Hobbins bag an impressive seven points - including two correct scores - to put the fans top of the standings.

The table so far:

Kent fans: 10 points
Kent football managers: 6 points
KOL sports desk: 4 points

This week's predictions are below, don't forget to join in using the comments section below with your own guesses.

Oxford United v Gillingham (League 1)

Nick Davis: Oxford have started the season quite well but Ady Pennock sounds happy enough with Gills' performances and I think they'll get a point here. 1-1

Mike Rees: Gills have yet to win in League 1 this season and were booed off after last Saturday's home defeat against Shrewsbury. Boss Ady Pennock has pleaded with fans to stick with his side but can't see him having much to smile about at the Kassam Stadium. 2-1

Ray Peck: With the Gills lying third from bottom with no wins and three losses out of their first five games and Oxford in a very respectable ninth place and with a good goal-difference I cannot see anything other than a heavy defeat for Gillingham. 3-0

Aldershot v Dover (National League)

ND: Aldershot are one of the best teams to watch in this league but what a start Dover have made with a new side. They won at Tranmere last week and I reckon they'll claim another scalp. 1-2

MR: Both sides have made a decent start to their National League campaigns - 14 points from their eight games - and there will be nothing between the sides in Hampshire. Whites manager Chris Kinnear would probably settle for a point. 1-1

RP: Although there is just one place between the sides and they're level on points, Aldershot have the joint highest goal-difference having scored almost twice as many goals as Dover. 2-0

Chester v Ebbsfleet (National League)

ND: There's nothing wrong with a long run of draws as long as you break it with a win and I can't see Fleet having too many problems against a Chester side who have a terrible home record. 0-2

MR: Unbeaten Fleet have proved a tough nut to crack back in the non-league's top flight - with seven draws and a win in their eight games. Chester are also partial to a point, four draws from seven. A welcome three points for Daryl McMahon's men here. 1-2

RP: Another draw for Ebbsfleet looks on the cards here after a long journey to face a team with a very similar record except for the two losses. Chester will know that a win against the Fleet will put them on equal points and this could be all the motivation they need! 1-1

Herne Bay v VCD (Bostik South)

ND: Herne Bay are obviously a side we know well at Sittingbourne. Tonbridge put 10 past them in the League Cup on Tuesday but I think they'll bounce back and get a point. 2-2

MR: Two wins from four Bostik South games for these two Kent sides but take Bay to follow up their fine FA Cup first qualifying round victory last weekend over Walton Casuals. 2-1

RP: Two mid-table teams who need a win. I predict a bit of a goal fest but ultimately ending in a draw. 2-2

Do you want to take part in next week's Beat the Pundit? Email medwaysport@thekmgroup.co.uk to register your interest.

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