FM Preview: Plymouth Argyle v Southampton 02 May 2011

Footymad preview History of the Plymouth Argyle v Southampton fixture

Southampton pack their bags to visit Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 32 games played, Saints have recorded 7 wins, and Plymouth Argyle have come away with 16 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Home Park was within the last three years, in December 2008, with Plymouth Argyle running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 07 Aug Southampton 0 - 1 Plymouth Arg. League One
2008/2009 Fri 26 Dec Plymouth Arg. 2-0 Southampton Championship
2008/2009 Tue 25 Nov Southampton 0 - 0 Plymouth Arg. Championship
2007/2008 Tue 19 Feb Southampton 0 - 2 Plymouth Arg. Championship
2007/2008 Sat 19 Jan Plymouth Arg. 1 - 1 Southampton Championship
2006/2007 Mon 01 Jan Plymouth Arg. 1 - 1 Southampton Championship
2006/2007 Sat 16 Sep Southampton 1 - 0 Plymouth Arg. Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Plymouth Argyle are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Southampton's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Saints, and 2 goals against.

Plymouth Argyle are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 42 points from their 44 games thus far.

Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the Npower League One, and have accumulated 86 points from the 44 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Plymouth Argyle 6 3 0 3 5 5 9
Southampton 6 5 0 1 10 3 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Southampton have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Plymouth Argyle. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Plymouth Argyle 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Southampton 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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