Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Tips | 12th November 2014


THERE are two more Football League Trophy area quarter-finals to come on Wednesday night. Mark O’Haire (@MarkOHaire) has scoured the markets looking for the best value…

Coventry City v Plymouth Argyle | Wednesday 19.45

Coventry were embarrassed on Saturday. The Sky Blues were humbled by 11/1 shots Worcester in the FA Cup first round in a performance one City fan described on their local newspaper’s website as, “quite possibly, the worst performance I’ve ever witness from a group of professional footballers”.

Regular WeLoveBetting contributor Gavin Horsfall (@GHorsfall) was also scathing in his assessment on Twitter but Coventry must now turn their attention to Wednesday and more cup football. Plymouth visit the Ricoh and you can be sure the home side will be in for another tough encounter.

Argyle are riding high in the League Two play-off positions and make the journey on the back of an eight-game unbeaten streak. Boss John Sheridan declared he’s unwilling to experiment with his squad and has set his sights on progressing to the next round of the competition.

The visitors will be boosted by the return of creative force Bobby Reid who is available again and will fancy their chances against a Coventry side that’s now lost seven of their last 11 games and conceded at least twice in eight of their last nine.

In contrast, Plymouth have leaked two goals or more in just four of their 19 outings this season and recorded seven clean sheets in 10. So as you can tell, I’m looking for a way to get Sheridan’s boys on side and it’s the 6/5 from Bet365 on Plymouth +0.25 in the Asian Handicap that holds most appeal.

Taking this selection means we’ll be in profit should Argyle avoid defeat – we’ll win should Argyle progress in 90 minutes but if the match ends in a draw, we’ll have half of our stake returned and the other half deemed a winner!

Best Bets

Coventry v Plymouth – Plymouth +0.25 (6/5 Bet365)

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After starting his career in newspaper journalism, Mark soon found his way into the online betting world, forging a career in content, social media and marketing production. With a huge passion for stats, the Football League and European football, Mark’s other interests include playing rugby, following his beloved QPR and travel.

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