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Preview: Plymouth Argyle v Peterborough United - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s EFL Cup match between Plymouth Argyle and Peterborough United, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

League 1 Duos plymouth argyle When peterborough united Lock the horn at home park, EFL Cup on wednesday night.

The winner of this cup contest is in high spirits as the two teams face off in the third tier next weekend.

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After an impressive 1-0 win at home to Barnsley in the first weekend of the new season, Plymouth lost 2-1 away to Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

Ryan Hardy The Pilgrims went ahead with a 23rd-minute penalty, but the hosts turned the game around with goals on both sides at half-time. Daniel Batty When Joe Garnerthe latter scored an 88th-minute winner.

Stephen Schumacher described the team’s performance at Highbury Stadium as “average”, but considers it unfortunate that they left the game empty-handed.

Plymouth now have their attention on a double-header against Peterborough, and Posh has been on the mend since an impressive 4–0 victory away from home in the first round of the EFL Cup last season in August. Brings back memories of the last match against .

However, the Pilgrims have lost their last two games to Peterborough at Home Park, 8-1 on aggregate.

Peterborough United manager Grant McCann on 4 March 2022© Reuters

Peterborough are the only League One side to have won the first two games of the 2022-23 season, following a 3-0 win at home to Morecambe last weekend and a 3-2 win over Cheltenham Town.

Joe Ward When Ben Thompson put Posh in front of two goals before a 72nd-minute strike from Hector Cyprianou secured a comfortable victory for Grant McCannside.

McCann is pleased with the team’s positive start to the new season but does not take any of them for granted as back-to-back games with Plymouth are followed by the next game against Sheffield Wednesday. I claim not.

Peterborough, who were relegated from the championship last season, have been eliminated from the first round of the EFL Cup every year for the past five years, making it to the fourth round only once in almost 30 years.

But Posh have lost just one of their last six away games heading into Wednesday’s game, and have won four of their last five at Home Park.

Plymouth Argyle Form (all competitions):

Peterborough United form (all competitions):

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Plymouth Argyle's Macaulay Gillesfi celebrates scoring his first goal alongside his teammates on 5 February 2022© Reuters

Plymouth manager Schumacher may be tempted to pick the same starting line-up for three games in a row on Wednesday.

but the midfielder Jordan Horton He made his first appearance off the bench last weekend and hopes to advance to the first XI before either of them. Matt Butcher Also Adam Randell.

Schumacher cannot be called connor grant, Panuche Kamala (both groins), James Bolton (foot) and Mikel Miller (thigh) due to injury.

As for Peterborough, Kuwamepoku (calf), Dan Butler (ankle) and Oliver Norburn (Knee) has been ruled out due to injury, Harvey Cartwright Doubtful due to fitness issues.

jack taylorBen Thompson and Héctor Kyprianou were both able to maintain their positions in central midfield. Jund Fuchs Push to start after starting last weekend’s game on the bench.

johnson clark harrisHe scored twice in Peterborough’s new season opener at Cheltenham. jack marriott.

Possible starters for Plymouth Argyle:
Cooper; Wilson, Scar, Gillesphy. Edwards, Butcher, Randall, Mumba. Mayor of Azaz.Hardy

Possible starters for Peterborough United:
Bergstrom; Knight, Edwards, Kent. Ward, Taylor, Fuchs, Burroughs.Thompson; Marriott, Clark Harris

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Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Peterborough United (Plymouth Argyle won on penalties)

It will be a close battle between two strong third tier teams looking for a chance to advance to the next round.

With little separating the two teams, they feel they could be forced to equalize on penalties and Plymouth could hold out in front of their home crowd.

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