Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cheltenham Town play host to Plymouth Argyle at their Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Boxing Day. The Robins extended their unbeaten run in the League Two to six games at the weekend as they shared the spoils with Port Vale, but they need to return to winning ways as soon as possible if they are to secure automatic promotion to the League One. Cheltenham Town are only two points behind the top three in the standings, meaning that Thursday’s festive fixture is of big importance for Michael Duff’s charges.
The Pilgrims, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Morecambe where Antoni Sarcevic scored his fifth goal of the season. Plymouth are tough to beat at home, but since their away record is anything but brilliant, we are tempted to put our money on the Robins this time out.
Highlighted Player (Rohan Ince):
Rohan Ince is a professional footballer who plays for Cheltenham Town as a defensive midfielder. Born in Whitechapel, England on November 8, 1992, Ince started his football development at the Chelsea football academy.
However, despite signing a professional contract with the Blues, he did not see any game action at senior level. After playing for the Chelsea reserve set-up from 2010 to 2013, he moved to Brighton in the winter of 2013. Rohan Ince made 72 appearances in the league for the Seagulls, and he played for the likes of Fulham, Swindon Town, and Bury on loan as well before joining Cheltenham Town in 2019.
The 191-cm tall defensive midfielder made his League two debut with the Robins in a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient on August 3, 2019. His primary position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Rohan Ince has dual citizenship (England/Jamaica).
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.