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League One Monday Accumulator: Plymouth Argyle can keep up the pace

The second half of a League One Easter double-header takes place on Monday afternoon with a whole host of matches impacting either the promotion race, the relegation battle or both.

We've scoured the coupon to put together a four-fold which pays out at 17/1.

Monday four-fold acca:

Our League One four-fold selection is priced up at almost 17/1

Plymouth to beat Lincoln @ 7/10
Peterborough to beat Exeter @ 4/5
Derby v MK Dons - Double Chance Draw or MK Dons @ 23/20
Oxford to beat Port Vale @ 7/4

Odds were correct at time of writing and are subject to change.

Leaders to bolster automatic promotion hopes

WhatPlymouth Argyle v Lincoln City
WhereHome Park, Plymouth
When15:00, Monday 10th April
OddsPlymouth 7/10, Draw 11/4, Lincoln City 17/4

Plymouth Argyle brushed off their Papa Johns Trophy final hammering by defeating Morecambe 3-1 on Good Friday and the promotion-chasing Pilgrims should further their Championship ambitions with a home victory over Lincoln City.

Steven Schumacher's team made a sluggish start against the Shrimps, conceding after three minutes, but second-half strikes from substitutes Danny Mayor, Ben Waine and Jay Matete made sure they head into this round of matches with a two-point buffer over third-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

With a game in hand on the faltering Owls, a win over Lincoln would be huge and their Home Park form in the league this term - 17 wins, one draw and one defeat - suggests they will have too much for the Imps.

The visitors are marooned in mid-table and while they did snap a five-match winless run with a home victory over Cheltenham Town last time out, their away form has been a concern for some time and they've won just one match away from Sincil Bank since the start of November.

Plymouth have demonstrated an ability to handle a short turnaround, winning their last three Tuesday fixtures after playing on the preceding Saturday, and it would be a surprise if they fail to claim all three points at 7/10.

In-form Posh can help land the dosh

WhatPeterborough United v Exeter City
WhereWeston Homes Stadium, Peterborough
When15:00, Monday 10th April
OddsPeterborough 4/5, Draw 5/2, Exeter 15/4

Four wins from five matches have boosted Peterborough United's hopes of securing a play-off spot and the free-scoring Posh look unlikely to take their foot of the gas when Exeter City visit the Weston Homes Stadium.

A dull goalless draw with Oxford United aside, Peterborough have really found their groove as the business end of the season approaches, scoring 13 goals in victories over Burton Albion, Lincoln, Derby County and Shrewsbury Town to move into the top six.

However, Darren Ferguson's men are level on points with fifth-placed Bolton and Derby in seventh, so they will be well aware that they have little margin for error over the closing weeks of the campaign.

Expect 4/5 Peterborough to keep their foot to the floor against Exeter, who have done a fine job of solidifying their League One status this season but who may be running on empty if Friday's 1-0 home defeat to Bolton Wanderers is anything to go by.

The Grecians are generally a better side on their own patch and they're winless in five on the road, slipping to defeats against strugglers Burton, Port Vale and Cheltenham.

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Rams' top-six chances likely to take a hit

WhatDerby v Milton Keynes Dons
WherePride Park Stadium, Derby
When15:00, Monday 10th April
OddsDerby 4/6, Draw 11/4, Milton Keynes Dons 9/2

A fixture with implications at both ends of the League One table takes place at Pride Park as play-off hopefuls Derby County host relegation-threatened Milton Keynes Dons, who look capable of securing a valuable point.

Derby are strong favourites at 4/6, but Paul Warne's Rams have faltered against some of the strongest teams in the division recently, losing to Plymouth, Peterborough and Ipswich Town in their last six games, while they also slipped to defeat at home to Fleetwood Town.

The hosts are winless in three on their own patch and, while a Good Friday win over Forest Green was a much-needed boost, Rovers have been cut adrift for some time so anything other than a victory would've been a disaster.

The Dons, on the other hand, are showing plenty of fight under Mark Jackson, securing wins over fellow strugglers Cambridge United, Accrington Stanley and Morecambe and then drawing with two teams who still harbour slim promotion ambitions in Wycombe Wanderers and Portsmouth.

This looks like a potential banana skin for Derby and the visitors, who are now unbeaten in five, look decent value at 23/20 in the Double Chance market.

Improving Oxford ready for long-awaited win

WhatPort Vale v Oxford United
WhereVale Park, Burslem
When15:00, Monday 10th April
OddsPort Vale 13/8, Draw 11/5, Oxford Utd 7/4

Oxford United are battling relegation, but Liam Manning's U's can keep their heads above water for at least one more game by claiming an unlikely away win at Port Vale.

It's been a long, painful slide towards the relegation zone for Oxford, who have not won since January and made the decision to sack Karl Robinson at the end of February as the drop started to become a real possibility.

Manning has not made an immediate impact at the Kassam Stadium, but he's beginning to steady the ship, steering them to three straight draws against Morecambe, Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday.

A point against Wednesday might say more about the Owls' recent struggles, but it's also a positive for 7/4 Oxford ahead of this huge clash at Vale Park.

The hosts could be sleepwalking into the relegation battle, suffering three losses in their last four matches and creating next to nothing in Friday's 3-0 loss at Accrington Stanley - and there's every chance their poor form will continue on Easter Monday.

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