Hartlepool v Argyle - Pilgrim Punting

ARGYLE are 6/5 favourites to win this weekend with Football League sponsors Sky Bet as the Pilgrims face the long trip to bottom side Hartlepool.

Pools have claimed just ten points from a possible 39 at Victoria Park this season and have recorded just one home win under new manager Ronnie Moore. Interestingly, they have conceded more times in the final half an hour of play at home this season than at any other time. 

Argyle, coincidentally, have scored most away from home during this same period. If you’re feeling lucky and fancy betting on the first goal to come between the 61st and 70th minute, Sky Bet are offering odds of 12/1.

In this season’s reverse fixture at Home Park in September, Argyle recorded a convincing 2-0 win with Marvin Morgan and Nathan Thomas both getting on the score sheet. A 2-0 scoreline on this occasion is priced at 17/2.

Here’s one for the optimists. Think back 21 years to the 1993-94 season, when Argyle's final league game of the season was against Hartlepool at Victoria Park. The Pilgrims recorded one the joint biggest win in the club’s history; an astonishing 8-1 win. Whilst Sky Bet aren’t offering this exact scoreline this weekend, Argyle are 66/1 to score five or more in the game.

Worth a punt, surely?