This match will fly under the radar on Saturday and that’s a shame as it promises to be a cracker, one that wouldn’t look out of place if given the live TV treatment. Here are our top Plymouth v Scunthorpe betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Game
Plymouth start the week in 21st and that has them staring down the barrel of relegation to League Two, a fate that would ruin their long-term plans. An extended run of defeats has them in a world of trouble and they are showing no signs of pulling themselves free, although they can’t be written off at this stage.
They sacked manager Derek Adams in the week and although that came as no surprise when keeping their form in mind, it did look like woeful timing. The board will be hoping to see a reaction from the players who know they are now playing for their futures at the club. The cat is amongst the pigeons, how will this one work out? Adams had sat in the hot seat since the summer of 2015 and had enjoyed success, but a heavy beating handed out by Accrington was the final straw. Will we see Argyle bounce back? They are favourites in the betting with punters getting market best price 13/10 at Ladbrokes. That’ll appeal to some.
Fight on Their Hands
Opponents Scunthorpe are another of the sides involved in what’s shaping up to be a bitter battle to avoid being relegated to League Two and they start in 23rd, second bottom of the league with 46 points on the board thanks to a season record reading 12 wins, 10 draws and 23 defeats. 80 goals conceded tells exactly where this team’s problems lie and its unlikely things will improve in the final game, that shell-shocked defence set for another difficult outing as their nerves are tested. United have lost each of their last two but must bounce back and win this.
We last saw Scunthorpe when they were on the receiving end of a morale-crushing 3-2 defeat at home to bottom club Bradford City. The Bantams are better than their league position would have you believe so the win came as no great shock, but it was difficult for fans of the beaten team to take as they know their club missed a huge opportunity to strengthen their position. The away win shouldn’t be easily written off, with bookies offering 21/10 (Unibet) on the upset.