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October 20 2020 1.17pm

Palace v Plymouth Argyle

Selhurst Park, Tuesday 8.00pm

Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park

Team news

Plymouth Argyle have made a great start to the season in Division Two, and currently lie in 3rd position.

Rather like Palace, they have defender who their top goal scorer so far this season - Paul Wotton has so far netted 4 goals.

Palace have suffered injuries to three key players during the game against Burnley last Saturday. Tony Popovic, Matt Clarke and Dougie Freedman are unlikely to feature against Plymouth.

Both Popovic and Clarke suffered bruised bones, and could be out for 2-3 weeks. The first diagnosis feared that they had both had cartilage problems, but this was dismissed after further checks were completed. Dean Austin and Alex Kolinko are the likely candidates to replace the injured pair.

Freedman was subbed late on during the Burnley draw, suffering from a strained hamstring. He hasn't trained with the squad at all this week, so is unlikely to be risked for a first round Worthington Cup tie.

Francis will probably opt for a pairing of Andy Johnson and Dele Adebola up front.


Plymouth Argyle - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
3rd 6 4 1 1 13

Full league table


Plymouth Argyle - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 4 1 0 10 5

Full form table


Our home record v Plymouth Argyle

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
18 9 5 4 39 22

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
22/04/1989 League Plymouth Argyle 0 - 2 Crystal Palace win
01/10/1988 League Crystal Palace 4 - 1 Plymouth Argyle win
23/04/1988 League Plymouth Argyle 1 - 3 Crystal Palace win
03/11/1987 League Crystal Palace 5 - 1 Plymouth Argyle win
11/04/1987 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Plymouth Argyle draw

All time results


One to watch

Romain Larrieu

Plymouth Argyle's top scorer

Wotton - 4 goals

Plymouth Argyle's bad boy

McGlinchey - 0 1

Palace old boys

None.

Frenchman Larrieu arrived at Argyle with compatriot David Friio on a short-term contract. The keeper was with French club Valence last season, but before his arrival at Home Park, he had been a free agent. He soon ousted Jon Sheffield and has proved to be a great shot-stopper. He has now established himself as the undisputed first-choice at the club. If Palace are to progress against the high flying second division club, they will have to get past the form keeper.

Probable line-up

 
Johnson

Adebola
 

Thomson

Riihilahti

Mullins

Butterfield

Granville

Austin

Powell

Fleming

Kolinko

Last meeting

English Division 2 (old)

C Palace 4 (0) Plymouth 1 (0) 01-10-1988

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