HADEN Tye analyses our trip to Crawley, and pinpoints why we should be optimistic this week...
Seven on the Road
Derek Adams' side have traveled extremely well on the road this season, and are currently unbeaten on their last seven away trips. You would have to go back to October 2015 at the Kassam Stadium for Argyle's last away defeat - a 1-0 loss to Oxford, with Liam Sercombe scoring just after the half hour mark. Since then, Argyle have beat Luton, York, Hartlepool, Newport and Carlisle away from home. The Pilgrims have taken 30 of their 59 league points on the road, despite playing two fewer games away than at home.
The date in which Argyle will face Crawley could play to the Pilgrims advantage. In recent history, Argyle have had a lot of luck on February 20, and have not lost in their last five games on this date. Argyle have beaten Colchester, Shrewsbury, Darlington and Bury on this date, and you would have to go back to February 1993 to find Argyle's last defeat on February 20, a 2-1 loss to Burnley at Home Park.
One in Five
Our opponents on Saturday, Crawley, are currently in 16th place and are on a poor run of form, having lost four of their last five games. Notts County, Yeovil and Mansfield all beat Crawley, before the Red Devils beat Stevenage 1-0 away. Accrington Stanley reversed Crawley's small turn in form again though, beating them 4-1. They are also without former Argyle skipper Simon Walton, who was sent off in the Accrington defeat.