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Pilgrim Punting - Dagenham & Redbridge

21 February 2014

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WHEN attempting to find a form line for Dagenham & Redbridge on which to base an informed betting guide...

...it is virtually impossible to work this enigma of a side out. Stats tell you that they have only won two of their last twelve in Sky Bet League 2, but that is really only part of the tale. Those twelve games have included playing eight of the top nine, with the Daggers managing to win at Rochdale and earn draws against Burton, Southend, Chesterfield and Scunthorpe. Even their defeat at Oxford United came by virtue of a last minute winner.

Argyle, as we know have had a lick of inconsistency of their own, but there is a notable trend of 1-1 scoreline for both teams. Argyle have drawn 1-1 in seven of their last 21 league games, including in four of the last eight. With Daggers having had nine 1-1 draws themselves this season, perhaps the 5/1 on offer with Sky Bet for that scoreline is good value.

If you are into your historical precedent, then it may interest you that in seven previous league encounters between the two sides over the years, Argyle have never lost to Dagenham & Redbridge. If you are felling bold you can get on Argyle at 2/1 this time, or if fancy hedging a little, you could take advantage of the 11/10 'draw no bet' option on Argyle, which means you stake money is returned if the match ends all square.

Jason Banton is yet to notch a goal for Argyle since his return to the club - perhaps he is due to get off the mark in East London. Jason is 9/1 to get the first or last goal on Saturday, or 3/1 to score at anytime. If you are already committing to the aforementioned scoreline, what about a combo of Banton to score first and the game to end 1-1. That is priced up at 45/1 with Sky Bet.

Also, we will not abandon our 'Argyle to score last' bet. It may not have happened against York, but Argyle have scored last in 11 of their last 17 games, which is significant enough to think 6/5 on it happening again in this match is a good price.

You can sign up with Sky Bet here. Argyle benefit when you make your first deposit, and again as you continue to bet with Sky Bet.

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