Tuesday, March 30, 2010



CHAMPIONSHIP: Plymouth Argyle- Barnsley

This is a re-arranged fixture from earlier in the season, the first match being abandoned due to torrential rain, with the visitors leading 4-1 !

That was a godsend to Argyle, who will be hoping to put that good fortune to much needed use this evening. They were unlucky not to get something from their 2-0 home loss to Blackpool at the weekend and certainly had the better of the chances, especially in the first half. Now they are in deep, deep trouble and will surely only look for the three points this evening.

They have huge defensive problems, little chance of keeping a cleansheet, so their best chance might be to throw caution to the wind and try to and win a shootout.

Barnsley are 6-2-11 on the road and have been involved in some very open encounters recently, including losses at Bristol City (5-3) and Newcastle (6-1), a 4-1 win at Preston and by a couple of goals at highflying Cardiff, all in the last 6-7 weeks. So, even though their squad is down to the bare bones, they seem unlikely to sit back and with that in mind, along with the four goals they scored in the "first" meeting and the three conceded in the reverse fixture just six weeks ago, a fourth straight "over" in h2h meetings at Home Park looks firmly on the cards.

"Over" 2.5 goals 2.07 IBC.


One early bet for tomorrow

BLUE SQUARE PREMIER: Forest Green Rovers- Barrow

Very biefly, Barrow are out on their feet, this is their third start in a sequence of 10 games in 28 days and they played on Monday night, on a quagmire of a pitch, in conditions which left them completely drained. They are six points clear of the relegation zone, with four games in hand, so a win and a couple of draws here and there, probably on home soil, will be enough to see them safe AND they have a huge Wembley final to look forward to at the end of the season, no one wants to get injured and miss out on that. In addition, Barrow is so remote, that they are faced with training 100 miles away, so these guys are even travelling 200 miles + for a home game, so this week and the next month, will be brutal.

FGR are only just outside the drop zone, but are playing as well as any side in the bottom half of the BSP. They have beaten York, narrowly and unluckily lost to Luton in recent weeks, two of the very best non league teams and come here on the back of three straight wins, in which they have scored nine goals and having had five days rest. Home win.

FGR -0.25 1.77 Sbobet/ IBC.

Good Luck.

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