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Devon Derby - Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City

20 November 2015

There's a Devon Derby in Sky Bet League 2 on Saturday with the division's leaders Plymouth Argyle hosting Exeter City for a 3pm kick-off.

The Pilgrims top the division on 38 points – five ahead of nearest challengers Oxford United – while Exeter are 14th in the standings, ahead of their weekend encounter.

Table-toppers - Plymouth

Life under Derek Adams has started well for Plymouth and they've amassed 12 wins from 17 matches – the most of any team in The Football League.

Seven of those victories have come in their most recent eight games, with a loss to Oxford the only hiccup in that scintillating run of form.

They've triumphed in their last three, culminating in last weekend's 2-1 win over York City, and have won six of their eight home outings so far.

Mid-table mediocrity - Exeter City

Paul Tisdale's Exeter started the season well but have stuttered over recent weeks, picking up only one win in their last seven, to sit mid-table.

Four of those games have been draws, including last time out in Sky Bet League 2 against Crawley Town.

The Grecians have struggled somewhat on the road, losing five of eight, including four of the last six.

Head-to-head – we meet again

These two Devon rivals have met 81 times before – here's how the head-to-head record looks going into the weekend:

Plymouth wins: 33
Exeter wins: 23
Draws: 25

The Pilgrims have current form on their side, and also the fact they've won three successive games against Exeter.

They did the double over the Grecians last season, winning 3-0 at home and 3-1 on the road, and also beat their rivals 2-0 earlier this season in front of 9,441 spectators in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.



We'll have coverage of the latest Devon derby on Twitter over the weekend – follow @SkyBetLeague2 for match updates!

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