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Pilgrim Punting - Scunthorpe

15 March 2014

ARE you the sort of person that pays attention to historical precedent? Or are you more inclined to live in the here and now?

Well, it could affect how you see today's game going. If we live in the present, you could point to Scunthorpe's current 20-game unbeaten run under manager Russ Wilcox and say it is hard to bet on them getting beaten today. When you add in that they have drawn nine of their last 11 fixtures, that might point you towards backing the draw, which is 11/5 with Sky Bet.

Check the history books, though, and you come up with a different story. Argyle have NEVER drawn with Scunthorpe at Home Park. Indeed, in the 13 times the teams have met at Home Park, Argyle have won 11 times, including the last five. Therefore, you go for the 7/5 on Argyle, right?

Of course, football isn't as simple as all that. Heart rules as much as head, while stats and facts tell you definitively that one thing is true, and then conflict themselves. Isn't football great?

Perhaps the strongest form line through Scunthorpe is the fact that they scored and conceded in each of their last seven games. So, back both teams to score at 4/5 and if you want to be more bold, go with Sky Bet's offer of 7/2 on Argyle to win and both teams to score.

Luke Young racked up his 100th appearance in an Argyle shirt on Tuesday. In that time he has scored eight goals, and four of those have come this season. With Luke looking like the most regular free-kick taker, the 16/1 on him to score the first or last goal seems big. You can take 11/2 on him to score at anytime.

And finally, once again, we shall mention the bet of Argyle being the last team to score. It has happened in 15 of the last 22 games, so you are still well up if you are doing it every time. Today, it is 10/11.

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. Good luck!

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