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Argyle v Portsmouth - Pilgrim Punting

15 August 2015

IT has been 27 years since Argyle won their opening two league fixture...

...but perhaps their number 27 could be a factor it making it two wins two so far in this Sky Bet League 2 campaign. 

Craig Tanner scored Argyle's goal with a sublime volley on Tuesday night, and is 15/2 to open, or close, the scoring. He is 11/4 to score at any time. 

Reuben Reid has scored three times in his last three games against Portsmouth; Argyle's top goalscorer from the last two seasons is 11/2 to score first, 2/1 to score any time and 12/1 to score twice, as he did in this fixture last season. 

Argyle scored three goals in three of the last four fixtures against Pompey, including twice in the last three at home - Argyle to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 is priced at 17/2. A 3-3 draw, as seen back in May 2014 at Fratton Park, is a massive 66/1.

Manager Derek Adams has made no secret of his attacking intent this season, and with Portsmouth boasting Matt Tubbs - 2015-16's Sky Bet League 2 leading goalscorer - in their line up, perhaps the 4/1 on Argyle to win and both teams to score is appealing value. 

You can still bet on matters that affect the whole season, and if you think today's game is featuring two of the leading candidates for promotion, you could go for the dual forecast of Argyle and Portsmouth to finish in the top two. This means that if Argyle win the league and Pompey are runners-up - or vice versa - you win the bet. It is currently 28/1. 

That is worth a punt, surely? 

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