FootyMAD's Plymouth Argyle match preview

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Plymouth Argyle v Preston North End fixture

Preston N.E. travel to take on Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The North End will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Plymouth Arg. was back in January 2000, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 SepPreston N.E.1 - 1Plymouth Arg.CHMP
1999/2000Sat 08 JanPlymouth Arg.0 - 3Preston N.E.FAC
1997/1998Sat 07 MarPlymouth Arg.2 - 0Preston N.E.LGE1
1997/1998Sat 01 NovPreston N.E.0 - 1Plymouth Arg.LGE1
1996/1997Sat 05 AprPreston N.E.1 - 1Plymouth Arg.LGE1
1996/1997Fri 30 AugPlymouth Arg.2 - 1Preston N.E.LGE1
1995/1996Sat 13 JanPreston N.E.3 - 2Plymouth Arg.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Plymouth Argyle have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Pilgrims have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the North End have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Plymouth Arg. are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 33 from their 29 matches played. Preston N.E. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 43 from their 29 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Plymouth Arg.61146104
Preston N.E.63219611

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the North End of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Home Park with Preston N.E. coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Plymouth Arg. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Preston N.E. No win in the 2 most recent games.