The first game on this list of most likely matches to have over 2.5 goals in it comes from the MLS, where DC United host Chicago Fire at Audi Field in what is a battle of 11th against 13th in the Eastern Conference.
DC come into this match with just one win in four matches, winning their opening game of the season against New York City 2-1 Brendan Hines-Ike and Russell Canouse. Since then, they have lost to the likes of New England 1-0, San Jose Earthquakes 4-1 and Columbus Crew 3-1, meaning that the over 2.5 goals market has landed three times.
The Fire have somehow managed to be in worse form than the hosts, as their 2-2 draw against New England on the opening day has set the tone for their campaign. Chicago took the lead in this match with fifth and 11th-minute strikes from Robert Beric and Luka Stojanovic, but conceded two goals before the half-hour mark.
Raphael Wicky’s side have since suffered 3-1, and two 2-0 defeats against Atalanta United, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union, meaning that two of Chicago’s opening four matches have yielded over 2.5 goals.
Both of these sides have the second-worst defensive records in the Eastern Conference, conceding nine goals in just four games.