FM Preview: Northampton Town v Plymouth Argyle 24 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2012
The game between Northampton Town and Plymouth Argyle in the League Two on 24th March 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Northampton Town v Plymouth Argyle fixture
Plymouth Argyle travel to take on Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pilgrims will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 16 occasions, and draw 7, from the 25 games played.
The last time the two teams met at Northampton Town was back in November 2003, over five years ago, as the Cobblers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3-2 in a F.A. Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 26 Nov||Plymouth Arg.||4 - 1||Northampton||League Two|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Northampton||3-2||Plymouth Arg.||F.A. Cup|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Apr||Northampton||2 - 2||Plymouth Arg.||League Division Two|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Oct||Plymouth Arg.||0 - 0||Northampton||League Division Two|
|1999/2000||Sat 01 Apr||Plymouth Arg.||2 - 1||Northampton||League Division Three|
|1999/2000||Fri 17 Dec||Northampton||1 - 1||Plymouth Arg.||League Division Three|
|1997/1998||Sat 18 Apr||Plymouth Arg.||1 - 3||Northampton||League Division Two|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Northampton Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Cobblers in those games, with 9 conceded.
Plymouth Argyle have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Pilgrims's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.
Northampton Town find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 37 matches.
Plymouth Argyle are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 36 points from 38 matches.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Plymouth Argyle have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Northampton Town may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Northampton Town||10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Plymouth Argyle||No sequences of note|
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