Victory for Bournemouth this weekend at Plymouth will see the Cherries reduce Brighton’s lead at the top of League 1 to just three points and at 7/5 with Stan James, Lee Bradbury’s men look a decent bet to do the business at Home Park.
Bournemouth have won four of their last six, losing just once in that period and although they have lost manager Eddie Howe in the midst of that sequence, it hasn’t been too keenly felt so far, with the Cherries having drawn 0-0 at Rochdale and beaten the table-topping Seagulls 1-0, since Howe completed his switch to Burnley.
Admittedly, they have only managed two away wins this season but they come up against a Plymouth side struggling for form and without top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips, who has moved to Charlton. In the five matches since Wright-Phillips last featured earlier this month, the Pilgrims have lost four times, failing to score in three of those defeats and as Bournemouth look solid at the back at present, things don’t bode well for Peter Reid’s troops.
Seeking to climb away from danger Yeovil have shown significant improvement since November, the Glovers having lost just one of their last seven and they have been underestimated ahead of their trip to Brentford.
Paddy Power price Terry Skiverton’s troops at 7/2, which looks a touch high given that the Bees have lost four out of their last five. All of those defeats came away from home, but it’s nevertheless a worrying run and the Glovers could capitalise. For the cautious meanwhile, Yeovil are 4/5 with to either win or draw.
Elsewhere, bet365’s 5/2 for Exeter to come out on top at stuttering Swindon isn’t without appeal and in-form Rochdale are 6/4 (Betfred) to send Charlton home empty-handed, although the Addicks’ decent away record, suggests that William Hill’s 10/11 marked against the hosts ‘Draw No Bet’ is a better option.