DESPITE a run of five wins in seven, Argyle will face Oxford United as minor underdogs according to League Sponsors Sky Bet.
Argyle returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Northampton Town, and are 19/10 to win at The Kassam Stadium, meaning £10 on Argyle returns £29 if we are victorious. An Oxford United win is 6/4 and a draw is 11/5.
The last time Argyle travelled to Oxford they returned victorious, winning a 3-2 Boxing Day thriller last season. A repeat of last season's scoreline is priced at 50/1. That game was goalless at half-time before five goals in the last 45 minutes. For the second-half to have more goals than the first this time, the odds are 21/10.
In the last seven meetings between Argyle and Oxford there has only once been more than 3 goals, therefore 15/8 on under 2.5 goals may be a sensible bet. Anthony O'Connor scored his first Argyle goal on Saturday, celebrating with a Superman t-shirt under his Argyle top; for him to emulate a superhero once again he is 9/1 to score in 90 minutes.
Tareiq Holmes-Dennis will be returning to his former club, and he is priced at 28/1 with Sky Bet to be first goalscorer and to score in 90 minutes he is 9/1. Wing-back Holmes-Dennis will be eager to keep things tight at the other end; as will Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick, who has also played for the hosts. Argyle have kept four clean sheets in seven, and another is priced at 15/8.
Argyle's top scorer Reuben Reid is tipped at 5/4 to score in 90 minutes. The last time Reid played away from home he got a hat-trick against Exeter City, and he was responsible for two of the year goals last season at Oxford. Reuben to grab a brace is 7/1, while he is 33/1 to get another hat-trick!
That’s got to be worth a punt, surely.