Pilgrim Punting - Amber Gambles

ALEX Wood takes a look at the best bets on offer with Sky Bet for Saturday's game against Cambridge...

Postpone the roses, chocolates and the candlelit dinner until after 5pm on Valentines Day - here are a few tempting offers for those loyal Pilgrims in love with the game.

Argyle are the 23/20 favourites with League sponsors Sky Bet to beat Cambridge United when the sides meet at Home Park this Saturday. 

The Greens welcome the U’s on the back of two wins, including a particularly impressive mid-week performance away at high-flying Wycombe Wanderers, while Cambridge have failed to win a league game since the January 17. Sky Bet go 5/2 that Richard Money’s men will end that run. 

Lewis Alessandra has scored the opening goal in the last two Argyle matches, and is 6/1 to open the scoring once again. But how does a cheeky bet on our latest loan signing sound? Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, who is likely to feature this weekend and showed much attacking promise at Adams Park, is a whopping 33/1 to score the first goal on his home debut. Just think of the fancy meal you could splash out on after picking up those winnings!

Cambridge recently entertained Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth-round, holding the Premier League outfit to a 0-0 draw at home before a valiant 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Fancy the Pilgrims to do one better than the Red Devils? Argyle are a mighty 50/1 to win 4-0 this weekend. 

That has got to be a worth a punt, surely.