The automatic promotion places in League Two appear to have been well and truly settled with Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle and league leaders Doncaster Rovers enjoying things very much to themselves as things stand. With fourth-placed Luton Town some eight points adrift of the top-three, this situation doesn’t look very likely to change before the end of the season.
Nevertheless the fight remains wide open for the League Two title and whilst third-placed Portsmouth sit a relatively unassailable ten points adrift of table-topping Doncaster as we head into the Easter weekend, Plymouth are only six points off the pace and could narrow this gap with a win at Fratton Park on Friday afternoon.
Nevertheless the Pilgrims will have their work cut-out when they lock horns with a Pompey outfit which are pretty solid on home turf this season. The hosts have won all-but-two of their last seven home games with nine scored in their last three matches at Fratton Park with just two in reply.
That said, Plymouth have been impressive on their recent travels with no defeats in their last seven games on the road. As such, we’re expecting a goal-filled encounter between two sides which will be determined to climb further away from the play-off places. Indeed the Pilgrims have proven themselves against the best in the division courtesy of their 1-0 win at Doncaster last month and we believe that they can keep the pressure on Rovers by collecting all three points at Fratton Park on Easter Friday.