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Argyle v Swindon - Pilgrim Punting

7 October 2014

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WHEN Swindon come to town, you can usually expect goals.

The Robins, second in Sky Bet League 1, have only failed to score once in 13 games in all competitions this season. That was in a 1-0 defeat at Crawley Town in their second league game. In fact, aside from the Crawley defeat and a 1-1 home draw with Coventry, Swindon have scored two goals or more in every game - a total of 28 in 13 outings.

They have not, though, been particularly staunch at the back. Only two of their 13 games have ended with a clean sheet to their name. In ten out of 13 Swindon games, both teams have scored.

Therefore, the 4/5 on offer with Sky Bet that Argyle v Swindon will see both teams scoring in 90 minutes looks a very healthy bet.

Perhaps, though, you are a contrarian. Perhaps you see stats and records as items simply there to be broken. It may, then, interest you that Argyle have gone 49 games without a 0-0 draw. 9/1 says that run ends tonight.

Argyle boss John Sheridan has indicated that a few players who have been on the fringes of matters lately might come into his thinking when the Robins visit. Perhaps Nathan Thomas, who scored when playing the second half at home to Hartlepool, might get a chance to shine and get on the scoresheet. Sky Bet offer 14/1 on Nathan for the first or the last goal, with 5/1 that he scores anytime.

For slightly longer odds, perhaps Lee Cox - who was a Swindon player when the two teams met at this stage last season - could notch against his former club. He is 13/2 to do so at any time, or 22/1 to score first or last.

Every time you bet with Sky Bet, if you are registered with them as an Argyle fan, you will win a credit to enter the Sky Bet Transfer Fund. The winner of the draw, which takes place in December, will win £5,000 for themselves, and £250,000 for their registered club, as well as a host of other perks. These include a Wembley VIP package, and an Argyle Ultimate VIP package. Go to www.skybet.com/plymouth to register.


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