Football League World’s Chris Thorpe will be live from Home Park on Friday as Plymouth Argyle play host to AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One, in what comes as another big match for the away side in their fight against relegation.
Argyle boss Ryan Lowe brings his side into this game on a run of just one victory in their last five, with the club’s hopes of making the play-offs all but distinguished, however they will be keen to extend their unbeaten run to three against Wimbledon.
For the Dons, Mark Robinson will be keen to see his side pick up another victory after they ground out a dramatic three points against their relegation rivals Northampton Town last weekend thanks to a goal from Joe Pigott and penalty save from Nik Tzanev to move them level with getting out of the drop zone at the time of writing.
A victory for the hosts could see them climb as high as 14th, whilst a win on the road for the visitors could see them move out of the relegation zone if other results go their way across the division.
For Plymouth, Jerome Opoku is once again unavailable for Friday’s game as he serves the last match of his suspension, meaning that he will be back available for his side’s trip to Shrewsbury Town on Monday.
Whilst Kelland Watts and Gary Sawyer could well be in contention as they close in on returns.
As for Wimbledon, Alex Woodyard is set to serve the first match of a two game suspension after picking up 10 yellow cards this season, meaning he will also miss Monday’s home game against Fleetwood Town.
Whilst on the injury front, the likes of Darnell Johnson, Callum Reilly, Paul Kalambayi, Shayon Harrison and Sam Walker all remain to be long term absentees for the Dons.
Plymouth Argyle possible starting lineup (4-4-2):
Cooper; Edwards, Woods, Aimson, Lewis, Camara, Fornah, Grant, Mayor, Hardie, Ennis
AFC Wimbledon possible starting lineup (4-1-2-1-2):
Tzanev; O’Neill, Heneghan, Nightingale, Alexander, Dobson, McLoughlin, Oksanen, Rudoni, Longman, Pigott
Plymouth have now won three of their last five home games, however they haven’t won back to back games at Home Park since November last year.
The last time these two sides met was all the way back in September as they played out a frantic and captivating 4-4 draw at Loftus Road, with Wimbledon eventually losing a 4-2 lead in the space of two minutes.
Wimbledon have lost both of their last two league visits to Plymouth, but had previously gone five unbeaten in their first five at Home Park after arriving back in the Football League in their current guise.
The two clubs have now met each other on 18 occasions, with the Dons winning seven, drawing five and losing six, with the most notable victory of the lot coming against Argyle at Wembley in the 2016 League Two play-off final as they emerged as 2-0 winners.
How to watch the game?
The match will be available to watch via both club’s respective websites, with iFollow passes costing £10 per person.
Kick-off is 3pm.