- Home Park
- Plymouth have conceded 16 goals across their last five matches.
- Sunderland have failed to keep a clean-sheet in any of their last eight games.
- The Black Cats have scored in 12 of their last 13 away fixtures.
Goals on the agenda at Home Park
Plymouth Argyle’s season has seemingly petered out, as Ryan Lowe’s side have taken just one point from their last five games, conceding in eyewatering 16 goals in the process.
Sunderland’s form has also dropped dramatically of late, as a seven-match winless run has ended their automatic promotion hopes, while a playoff place is still yet to be fully guaranteed.
Black Cats boss Lee Johnson has had to deal with a number on injury issues in defence of late and that has shown, as his side have failed to keep a clean-sheet in any of their last eight games.
Sunderland do still boast an impressive away record, with only table-toppers Hull having scored more goals on the road this season than the Black Cats total of 35.
That tally has been helped by Sunderland scoring in 12 of their last 13 away fixtures.
Plymouth’s home record has been impressive for most of the season, as they have won half of their 22 matches at Home Park.
However, the Pilgrims have tended to concede goals, with only three teams having let in more on their own patch this season, a tally not helped by a recent 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Charlton.
Given the defensive frailties on show, we are predicting both teams to score on Saturday, with our overall prediction of a 2-2 draw reflecting the winless runs that both sides have been on.