On October 6, within the framework of the English League trophy tournament, Cheltenham v Plymouth will meet at Boundary Stadium. Both teams started the season at their own level: the hosts are in the upper half of the league standings, and the guests are in the middle of the higher division. Which side will the luck be on? Read about it in our forecast.
Cheltenham are not very stable yet, alternating victories and defeats. It is interesting that the team wins only when they do not concede a single ball. It is worth breaking this rule and even for a draw it is impossible to catch on: we lost like this to Morkam in the championship (1: 2), and then to Millwall (1: 3) in the English League Cup.
Speaking directly about the current competition, in the first round the club was stronger than Newport – 1: 0. Will there be a second victory?
“Plymouth” has recently slowed down a little, which tells us a series of four matches without victories. In many ways, all the troubles arise from weak defensive play. We conceded three from Leyton Orient (lost 3: 4), four from Wimbledon, while heroically we managed to snatch a draw. Against this background, the conceded goals from Shrewsbury Town (1: 1) and Hull (0: 1) look like a drop in the bucket.
In the first round, Plymouth, unexpectedly for many, made a misfire in the match against Norwich’s youth team at home (2: 3), will the team score the first points?
Cheltenham have not beaten Plymouth at home since 2012;
The hosts score in every match of the season.
12/26/19 Cheltenham Town Plymouth 0: 1
09/21/19 Plymouth Cheltenham Town 0: 2
01/21/17 Cheltenham Town Plymouth 12
09/03/16 Plymouth Cheltenham Town ten
Cheltenham have good chances to take two or even three points. The guests are far from sinless in defense, and they treat the tournament somewhat freely, as the result of the first round tells us. Plus, the hosts are quite convincing in attack, so they are able to score a goal at least once.
Our prediction is that Cheltenham’s individual total is over (1) goal with odds of 1.65 from BC Betcity.