Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Whaddon Park will host the Boxing Day clash between Cheltenham and Plymouth. The Robins have been playing some high-scoring games of late, with the team conceding 12 goals in total in the previous four league fixtures. Cheltenham, on the other hand, look sharp in front of goal, and we are positive that they are going to find the net in the Boxing Day clash.
The Pilgrims, on the other hand, did well to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Sunderland, with the team beating Charlton thanks to Kieran Agard’s goal. Considering that Plymouth are eager to stay in the playoffs berth, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Scotland international Ryan Hardie should keep his place up front alongside aforementioned attacker Agard despite failing to find the net in the triumph over Red Robins.
Highlighted Player (Chris Hussey):
Born in Hammersmith, England, Christopher Hussey is an experienced defender who plays for Cheltenham Town in the League Two. After spending his youth career at the likes of Woking and AFC Wimbledon, Hussey continued playing for the Dons at senior level.
He played for a number of English clubs in the past, but, no doubt, the most notable one is Sheffield United. Chris Hussey made seven appearances for the Blades in the League One, but nowadays he is a League Two player. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
It has to be noted that he was called up for the England C team as a standby. Christopher Hussey made his Cheltenham Town debut on August 21, 2018 in a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town. He scored his first goal with the Robins in a 4-2 loss to Mansfield Town.
Highlighted Team (Plymouth):
Nicknamed the Pilgrims, Plymouth are a professional football club that host their rivals at Home Park. The stadium, which can hold up to 18,600 people, was built in 1892 and opened the following year. Plymouth footballers wear dark green jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while light green and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Pilgrims made it to the FA Cup semi-finals in the 1983-84 season, with the team advancing to the Football League Cup semis on two occasions (1964-65, 1973-74). The Pilgrims recorded their biggest win against Millwall on January 16, 1932, with the team beating the Lions 8-1, and they repeated the success in 1994 as they rolled over Hartlepool United in the Second Division.
The club suffered their heaviest defeat against Stoke City (0-9) on December 17, 1960. Fellow Devon teams Exeter City and Torquay United are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals.