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Monday’s Sport: Focus turns to League One football and Rugby League World Cup

After an extremely busy weekend of sport there is a comparatively quiet Monday to look forward to with a high-octane Devon derby in football while Wales take on Papua New Guinea in the Rugby League World Cup.

Pilgrims eye Devon derby delight

WhatPlymouth Argyle v Exeter City, League One
WhereHome Park, Plymouth
When20:00, Monday 31st October 2022
How to watchSky Sports Main Event
OddsPlymouth 19/20, Draw 13/5, Exeter, 14/5

In football mid-table Exeter City make the short trip to Plymouth where the table-topping Pilgrims will be keen to continue their excellent start to the campaign.

Plymouth can extend their lead at the head of the standings to four points if they can beat the Grecians after second-placed Ipswich Town were involved in an amazing 4-4 draw at Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Four goals were scored in stoppage time at The Valley with the Addicks netting the last two to snatch a point in an unbelievably dramatic finale.

Plymouth have shared the goals around this season with Finn Azaz, Morgan Whittaker, Niall Ennis, Sam Cosgrove and Ryan Hardie all finding the net on at least five occasions already.

Exeter have play-off aspirations though and will be on a high after holding Derby County to a goalless draw last week.

However, a home victory appears to be the most likely outcome in what is sure to be a cauldron of noise at Home Park.

Wales aim to break their duck

WhatPapua New Guinea v Wales, Rugby League World Cup
WhereEco-Power Stadium, Doncaster
When19:30, Monday 31st October 2022
How to watchBBC2
OddsPapua New Guinea 1/50, Draw 50/1, Wales 12/1

The final match of the group stage at the Rugby League World Cup takes place on Monday when Papua New Guinea and Wales meet in Doncaster.

A place in the last-eight is almost guaranteed for Papua New Guinea after the Cook Islands were thrashed by Tonga on Sunday.

PNG and the Cook Islands are both on two points after two games but the former sit second and are in the driving seat due to a vastly superior points difference.

After losing their opening game of the competition to Tonga, who top Group D, PNG bounced back to beat the Cook Islands 32-16.

Wales, meanwhile, are bottom of the standings following successive defeats to Tonga and the Cook Islands.

There are four horse racing meetings on Monday as well with Hereford and Plumpton racing over obstacles while there are all-weather meetings from Kempton in the afternoon and Wolverhampton in the evening.

In tennis, the ATP Masters gets underway with the entire top ten, aside from the injured Alexander Zverev, set to be involved in the final ATP 1000 event of the season.

Novak Djokovic, seeded sixth for the tournament, can be backed at 13/8 to win the ATP Masters while Rafael Nadal is available at 10/1.

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