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Plymouth vs Exeter Preview: EFL League One

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League One leaders Plymouth will take on a transitioning Exeter City side on Monday night as they look to extend their lead at the top of the table.

RealSport101's Harry Smith is on hand to provide a comprehensive preview of Saturday's EFL League One battle, including team news, predicted starting XIs and predictions.

Plymouth vs Exeter Team News

Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher will likely recall forward Niall Ennis after he came off the bench to score against Shrewsbury last time out.

The Pilgrims have one new injury to contend with ahead of the visit of Exeter City on Monday night with Finn Azaz doubtful after picking up a knock last time out.

Exeter, meanwhile, have two confirmed absentees for the trip to Home Park with Sam Stubbs and Kyle Taylor both set to miss out.

Jamal Blackman suffered a head injury against Derby last time around and is expected to return, but a senior debut will be on the cards for teenager Harry Lee should Blackman miss out.

Confirmed Absentees

Plymouth: Finn Azaz (doubtful)

Exeter City: Sam Stubbs, Kyle Taylor

Predicted Lineups

Plymouth (3-4-2-1): Cooper; Wilson, Butcher, Lonwijk; Mumba, Houghton, Randell, Grant; Ennis, Whittaker; Hardie

Exeter City (3-4-1-2): Blackman; Key, Diabate, Hartridge; Caprice, Kite, Collins, Sparkes; Brown; Nombe, Stansfield

Plymouth vs Exeter Score Prediction

Plymouth kept motoring on in the race for promotion when they faced Shrewsbury last week on Tuesday night, coming from behind to seal a 2-1 victory at Home Park.

Steven Schumacher's men are unbeaten in 12 League One outings, and Ipswich's draw against Charlton means that the Pilgrims can extend their advantage at the top of the table to four points here.

Exeter City are taking time to adapt to life under Gary Caldwell, but the Grecians claimed a positive result against Derby last time out, grinding out a goalless draw at Pride Park thanks to a solid defensive display.

Monday's visitors have failed to win back-to-back away league games though, and face one of the best two sides in League One here.

Score Prediction: Plymouth 2-1 Exeter City

Harry Smith's Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

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