Plymouth Argyle vs Crystal Palace Predictions

Plymouth Argyle vs Crystal Palace predictions ahead of this clash in the second round of the EFL Cup. Crystal Palace under Roy Hodgson have started positively their Premier League campaign and will look to progress further in this competition despite facing a tricky away trip to Plymouth. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Plymouth Argyle vs Crystal Palace Predictions


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Key Stats
– Plymouth Argyle have gone winless against Crystal Palace since their 2-1 victory in September 2008.
– Ryan Hardie, with a rating of 7.10, has been involved in 60% of Plymouth’s goals this season.
– Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen stands tall with a remarkable BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 8.13, the highest for the Eagles this season.

As the curtain rises on another exciting EFL Cup matchday, Crystal Palace are preparing to visit Home Park, aiming to continue their solid start to the 2023-24 season against a Plymouth Argyle side that’s been slightly off-colour lately.

Plymouth Argyle’s Recent Form The hosts, Plymouth Argyle, will be keen to shake off the disappointment of their recent 2-1 defeat against Birmingham City at the St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium. While Ryan Hardie demonstrated his clinical prowess with a second consecutive goal, a last-gasp strike from Jay Stansfield saw Argyle leaving empty-handed.


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Since Plymouth’s promising 3-1 season-opening win against Huddersfield, Steven Schumacher’s troops have seen a dip in form, going winless in their last three. However, their previous EFL Cup outing ended in jubilation with a solid 2-0 triumph over Leyton Orient, thanks to an outstanding brace from Ben Waine. It’s this spirit they’ll need to tap into for the upcoming clash.

Crystal Palace: Flying High Contrarily, the Eagles, guided by the experienced Roy Hodgson, are soaring. Their Premier League journey began positively, gathering four points from three fixtures. An Odsonne Edouard strike secured an opening win against Sheffield United, and even after a slight hiccup against Arsenal, the team displayed immense character to hold Brentford to a 1-1 draw, with Joachim Andersen being the saviour of the day.

The historical head-to-head leans towards Palace as well, with Plymouth struggling to secure a win against them since their 2-1 victory in September 2008.

Key Players and Absentees Plymouth are grappling with injuries, with Michael Cooper and Macaulay Gillesphey set to miss out. Further concerns arise with Brendan Galloway being sidelined since April.

For the visitors, the gifted Michael Olise remains unavailable, continuing his recovery from a hamstring injury sustained in June. Alongside Olise, Nathan Ferguson and Will Hughes remain injury concerns, with the young sensation Matheus Franca’s participation still uncertain.

However, it’s the in-form players who will likely dictate this encounter. With an impressive BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 7.10, Ryan Hardie is Plymouth’s key man upfront, while the defensive resilience of Joachim Andersen, boasting a rating of 8.13, will be crucial for the Eagles.


1. Match Outcome: Crystal Palace to Emerge Victorious In a tantalising EFL Cup tie, Plymouth Argyle are set to host Premier League outfit, Crystal Palace. Given the form of both teams, predicting the winner isn’t a straightforward task. However, diving deep into the teams’ recent performances and available stats, there’s a clearer picture that emerges.

Crystal Palace have had a reasonably good start to their top-flight campaign. With four points from three matches, the Eagles are certainly showcasing their Premier League mettle. Their resilience was evident when they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium. Such resolve and the ability to bounce back, especially against top-tier teams, indicates their readiness to tackle challenges head-on.

Plymouth, on the other hand, despite a commendable start, have failed to maintain their momentum. Having not registered a win in their last three encounters, Steven Schumacher’s men appear to be in a slump. Such inconsistencies can prove to be detrimental, especially when up against a top-flight team that’s looking to make their mark in the cup competition.

Given these factors and Palace’s superior league experience, we predict that Crystal Palace are more likely to walk away with the victory from Home Park.

2. Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 in favour of Crystal Palace The correct scoreline prediction for any match requires a blend of current form analysis, historical data, and a touch of intuition. While Plymouth have shown potential in their attack, their recent dip in form could be a concern against Crystal Palace, who have demonstrated defensive solidity in the Premier League.

However, Home Park will provide Plymouth with a home advantage and, considering their offensive stats in the Championship, they’re likely to get on the scoresheet. Crystal Palace, with their Premier League pedigree, should ideally exert dominance and manage to slot in a couple.

Given both teams’ recent scoring records and considering defensive vulnerabilities, a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Crystal Palace seems to be a plausible prediction for this encounter.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Odsonne Édouard Choosing a potential goalscorer for a match isn’t just about looking at the top scorers list. It requires a deep dive into the player’s current form, his positioning on the field, and the opposition’s defensive capabilities.

Odsonne Édouard has already showcased his striking prowess for Crystal Palace in the Premier League, finding the net in crucial matches. His positioning, combined with the service he gets from the Palace midfield, makes him a lethal weapon in the final third.

Plymouth Argyle, having conceded five goals in their last few Championship matches, have shown defensive vulnerabilities. Edouard, with his agility and sharp shooting skills, could exploit this. Given his current form and Plymouth’s defensive lapses, he seems to be the most likely candidate to find the back of the net in the upcoming encounter.

In conclusion, while football is a game full of surprises, the above predictions are made after carefully analysing the data at hand. Regardless of the outcome, fans and neutrals alike are in for a thrilling EFL Cup match.


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Herrin Kendrick
Herrin Kendrick is a sports journalist with 10 years of experience in the sports betting industry. His work has been referenced by many sports publications over the years. Sport passionate.