IT is fifth versus seventh in Sky Bet League 2 this weekend when the Argyle face Luton Town at Home Park.The Pilgrims will be looking to secure all three points and finally get back to winning ways after dropping points in their previous four fixtures against York, Oxford, Newport and Southend respectively. Football League sponsors Sky Bet are backing the Greens as favourites to win with odds of 6/4.
The Hatters, who have failed to win away from home in the league since mid-October, are priced at 2/1 to clinch the three points.
It has been eight years and two months since the Pilgrims last welcomed Luton Town to Home Park, a game that finished 1-0 to the Greens. Coincidentally, this was the same score line in the reverse fixture at Kenilworth Road earlier in the season. For selecting the same outcome on this occasion, a price of 11/2 is available.
Having plundered 21 goals in 12 league games at Home Park this season, the Pilgrims boast an impressive average of 1.75 goals scored per game in the League, while a third of all wins at the Theatre of Greens this season have finished 3-0. Odds of a 3-0 Argyle win are being offered by Sky Bet at a rather generous 25/1.
It is worth noting that the club’s top goalscorer, Reuben Reid, has notched 8 of his 11 goals this season in front of the Green Army at Home Park. As you might expect, Reid (9/2) and Lewis Alessandra (6/1) are prominent when it comes to the favourites to score the game’s first goal, but how about a cheeky bet on our new loan signing? Tom Flanagan is 28/1 to score the first goal on his home debut.
Did you know, Argyle have been in a winning position at half time in the last ten successive home games this season? Sky Bet are offering odds of 9/4 for the Pilgrims to extend this run to eleven.
Remarkably, the Pilgrims have never lost a game at home on January 17 in the club’s 129-year history. That’s got to be worth a punt, surely.
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