The match will take place at Arbour Park, Slough on Tuesday 24th October, kick-off 19h45
If last seasons relegation from National South was a disappointment to the Borough faithful, this campaign's results have not provided any consolation. To their credit they still attract an average league attendance of 265, better than four other teams in the division.
The league table statistics highlight their plight:
Played 14: Home W0 D0 L7 - Away W0 D1 L6 :- GF9 GA51
Home: L 1 - 5 (Slough Town); L 2 - 3 (Royston Town); L 0 - 8 (Basingstoke Town); L 2 - 4 (Farnborough Town); L 0 - 3 (Hitchin Town); L 1 - 3 (Bishops Stortford); L 0 - 4 (Banbury United)
Away: L 2 - 0 (Kings Lynn Town); L 2 - 0 (Tiverton Town); L 2 - 0 (Biggleswade Town); L 2 - 0 (Stratford Town); D 1 - 1 (Kings Langley); L 7 - 2 (Dorchester Town); L 5 - 0 (Merthyr Town)
Gosport's home fixture against Kings Lynn last Saturday was postponed owing to a waterlogged pitch.
Their leading goal scorer is Ifeanyi Onwuachu with two goals.
As shown above Rebels recorded a comfortable 1 - 5 victory in Hampshire immediately following their opening day home reversal against Kettering Town. Hopefully Rebels will not be complacent and think the three points are guaranteed.
Borough were knocked out of this seasons FA Cup in the 2nd Round Qualifying, losing 1 - 2 at home against Swindon Supermarine (Southern West) having beaten Western Leaguers Bridgwater Town 1 - 0 at home in the 1st Round Qualifying.
Gosport were knocked out at the first hurdle in the Southern league Cup when they succumbed 3 - 4 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1 - 1 draw at home to Southern East league leaders Moneyfields.
Championship: Slough 2nd favourites at 7/2, while Gosport Borough are quoted at 4500/1
Match Odds: Bookies are not quoting any match odds for this fixture
Prediction: Rebels 4 - 0 Gosport Borough