Cheltenham Town vs Plymouth Argyle Match Analysis & Prediction
26/12/2022 6:00 pm
Cheltenham Town play host to League One leaders Plymouth Argyle at Completely-Suzuki Stadium on Boxing Day, looking to extend the gap between themselves and the relegation zone.
While the hosts have not played for over two weeks since they defeated Chelsea U21 4-0 in the EFL Trophy, the visitors eased past AFC Wimbledon in the same competition, in a rescheduled fixture on Wednesday.
After their promotion to League One last season, Cheltenham Town will be looking to improve on a 15th-placed finish, the highest in the third tier in the club’s history.
Manager Michael Duff has since left the club after he helped them to win the League Two title and secure that record finish, allowing former Burnley midfielder Wade Elliott earn his first senior coaching role.
The Robins are currenntly sitting in 17th place, five points above the relegation zone despite having scored the fewest goals in the division this season.
Meanwhile, Plymouth have been rampant in League One this season, sitting at the top of the table, locked in a tussle for the tittle with Ipswich Town.
After a run of seven victories in eight matches, Plymouth have hit a slightly trickier patch of form in November and December, winning just one of their last five league games, before falling to their first home defeat of the season to Port Vale.
Steven Schumacher’s side also made hard work of League Two side AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday, as a second-half hat-trick from Sam Coasgrove saw the Pilgrims come from three goals down to force extra time and penalties, against a side 35 places below them in the English football pyramid.
Cheltenham Town vs. Plymouth Argyle Head to head
In the 25 meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Cheltenham have claimed seven victories while Plymouth have won 15, and they have drawn in three. Plymouth have scored 38 goals and conceded 25 in the process.
21/09/2019Plymouth Argyle0Cheltenham Town2League Two
26/12/2019Cheltenham Town0Plymouth Argyle1League Two
06/10/2020Cheltenham Town2Plymouth Argyle0EFL Trophy
26/12/2021Cheltenham Town0Plymouth Argyle2League One
22/03/2022Plymouth Argyle2Cheltenham Town0League One
Cheltenham Town Team News
Cheltenham will continue to be without Taylor Perry and Will Ferry, as they both near a return to fitness from hamstring and back injuries respectively.
Following a brace in the EFL Trophy last time out, Charlie Brown could be given a chance to impress here, alongside Dan N’Lundulu and May.
Cheltenham Town's Last 5 Matches
19/11/2022Cheltenham Town1Wycombe Wanderers0League One
22/11/2022Forest Green Rovers1Cheltenham Town1(P)EFL Trophy
02/12/2022Charlton Athletic0Cheltenham Town1League One
10/12/2022Forest Green Rovers1Cheltenham Town0League One
13/12/2022Cheltenham Town4Chelsea U210EFL Trophy
Plymouth Argyle Team News
Plymouth Argyle’s defender James Bolton has resumed full-contact training after breaking his foot bone back in March, although this contest could come too soon.
Fellow centre-back Brendan Galloway will be out until at least February with a hamstring tear, while midfielder Finn Azaz targets a late January return.
Plymouth Argyle 's Last 5 Matches
22/11/2022Plymouth Argyle3Charlton Athletic2EFL Trophy
02/12/2022Plymouth Argyle0Port Vale2League One
10/12/2022Cambridge United0Plymouth Argyle0League One
17/12/2022Plymouth Argyle2Morecambe1League One
21/12/2022Plymouth Argyle(P)3AFC Wimbledon3EFT Trophy
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