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Sunderland make the trip to Home Park on Saturday for the League One showdown with home team Plymouth Argyle.
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Plymouth Argyle will be hoping for a better result after a 3-1 League One losing effort in their last game against Oxford United.
For Plymouth Argyle, goals were scored by Joe Edwards (29' Own goal) and Niall Ennis (65'). Matty Taylor (69', 80') scored for Oxford United.
Plymouth Argyle have found it difficult to unlock defences in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 versus opposing sides over their last 6 matches. In those meetings, The Pilgrims have also seen the tally of goals against them total 16.
Coming into this contest, Plymouth Argyle are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
After being beaten in their last game against Blackpool in League One competition, Sunderland and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Sullay Kaikai (56') was the scorer for Blackpool.
Looking at their form, and Sunderland have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 11 goals in total. At the back, The Black Cats seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That trend won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, however.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sunderland:
- haven't been defeated by Plymouth Argyle when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 15/03/2005 shows that Plymouth Argyle have won 2 of them & Sunderland 4, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
20 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from The Pilgrims and 14 for The Black Cats. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league game between these clubs was League One match day 23 on 19/01/2021 and the score finished Sunderland 1-2 Plymouth Argyle.
The match was refereed by Rob Lewis.
Team News: Plymouth Argyle
There is just one fitness concern for the Plymouth Argyle gaffer Ryan Lowe to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. George Cooper (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Sunderland
Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there is only a single fitness issue for the Sunderland gaffer Lee Johnson to be concerned with. Arbenit Xhemajli (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be playing here.
We feel that over the course of the game, Plymouth Argyle might have a difficult job to break down this Sunderland team who will likely score & stay on top.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Sunderland after 90 minutes.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Home Park (17,904)
Captain: Gary Sawyer
Chairman: Simon Hallett
Manager: Ryan Lowe
Competitions: League One position 18
🔑 Star Man: Luke Jephcott
Mostly played in the Striker position, Luke Jephcott was born in Ponsanooth, England. After having played his first senior match for Plymouth Argyle in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 16 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 40 appearances.