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Preview: Plymouth

30 December 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game at Home Park

Reds have a chance to make amends for their Boxing Day defeat at Leyton Orient when they travel to Home Park to face second-placed Plymouth Argyle on Saturday (3pm).

 

Despite a stirring second half recovery at Brisbane Road which brought two goals, Dermot Drummy’s men fell to a 3-2 defeat in E10 having gone in at half time trailing 3-0.

 

Argyle sit in second place in the league table following a 3-3 draw with Wycombe Wanderers on Boxing Day – they only trail table toppers Doncaster Rovers on goal difference.

 

Pre-match video:

 

to watch Glenn Morris preview the game.hereClick

 

here.Reds Player HD subscribers can hear from Jordan Roberts by clicking

 

The Opposition:

 


Derek Adams’ side actually lost their opening three matches in all competitions but soon found their feet.

 

An unbeaten run stretching ten games across all competitions  followed and a 2-1 defeat away to AFC Wimbledon in the Checkatrade Trophy at the start of October was the side’s only loss in 16 matches in all competitions during that impressive spell.

 

Coming into the final game of 2016, Argyle are unbeaten in their last five matches – which included a 1-0 win over Newport County after extra time in the Second Round of the FA Cup. It was a victory that has set up a tie against Liverpool at Anfield for the club on Sunday week.

 

The History:

 

The sides have met four times in the League. The Reds  won the first contest back in 2011 at the Checkatrade Stadium 2-0 with a brace from striker Matt Tubbs.

 


The other three meetings have seen two draws and a win for the Pilgrims. The two stalemates have been a 1-1 draw at Home Park in January 2012, when Pablo Mills scored, and another 1-1 draw at Crawley in February when Shamir Fenelon scored an equaliser for Reds. Roarie Deacon equalised late on at Home Park on our last visit in October 2015, but former Reds loanee Hiram Boateng grabbed a late winner for the hosts.


Officials:

 

here.Brendan Malone will referee the clash at Home Park – full details on his previous appointments and his assistants can be found

 

Ticket News:

 

Reds fans will be seated in the Barn Stand.

 

Prices - Adults £20, Over-65s & Students £15, Under-18s £7. Family ticket (1 adult, 1 under-18) £25.

 

Tickets will be available on matchday but prices increase by £2.

 

The Odds:

 

You can get 18/5 on the Reds notching up an away win  in Devon, with the draw available at 11/4.

 

Drummy’s men to win by either 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 is available at 5/1.

 

– the official betting partner of the EFL.hereAll the odds for the contest can be found with Sky Bet

 

Follow it live:

 

Reds fans will be able to enjoy live commentary of the game on Reds Player HD with Mitch Mansfield.

 

Fans can follow all the action with minute by minute updates on our Twitter account, as well as half time and full time updates on our Facebook page.


 

After the final whistle, full video reaction from the Head Coach and the players will be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD.

 


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