The Most Statistically-Backed Over 2.5 Goals Tips - 15/3/22

Liam Bewsher

Ajax vs Benfica: Over 2.5 Goals - 7/20

The first game that comes on this list of Over 2.5 Goals tips is Ajax against Benfica in the Champions League Round of 16 second-leg at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Erik ten Hag’s men have been superb in this competition, having fired in 20 goals in their six group stage games. All of Ajax’s last four matches have seen over 2.5 goals be scored in them having drawn 2-2 at Benfica in the first leg. Since then, they suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Eredivisie, before beating both RKC Waalwijk and Cambuur by 3-2 scorelines.

Prior to Benfica’s 1-1 draw with Vizela at the weekend, they had seen the Over 2.5 Goals market land four times in a row, following back to back 2-2 draws with Boavista and Ajax, as well as beating Vitoria Guimaraes 3-0 and Portimonense 2-1.

Champions League Over 2.5 Goals Tips

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Wycombe Wanderers vs Fleetwood Town: Over 2.5 Goals - 8/11

In League One, Wycombe Wanderers and Fleetwood Town go head to head in a meeting of eighth and 19th in the table.

Before Wycombe’s 0-0 draw with Rotherham United last time out, they had beaten both Crewe and Cambridge United by 3-1 and 3-0 scorelines, as well as losing 3-2 away at Accrington and 3-1 at home to Wigan Athletic.

Three of Fleetwood’s last five matches have seen the Over 2.5 Goals market land, following 3-2 and 3-1 defeats to Burton Albion and Sunderland, as well as drawing 3-3 with Portsmouth on 26th February.

The last time these two sides met in late October, the match resulted in a 3-3 draw at Highbury as Gareth Ainsworth’s men raced into a 3-1 lead thanks to goals by Brandon Hanlan, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Sam Vokes, before conceding to Joe Garner and Shayden Morris.

League One Over 2.5 Goals Tips

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Nimes vs Auxerre: Over 2.5 Goals - 23/20

Seventh-place Nimes face third in the table Auxerre at Stade de Costieres on Tuesday night in Ligue 2.

When these two sides last met on October 2nd, the match finished as a 2-2 draw as Auxerre took a 2-0 lead via goals by Mathias Autret and Gaetan Charbonnier, before 75th and 90th strikes from Moussa Kone rescued Nimes a point.

Three of Nimes’ last five games have had over 2.5 goals in them, following 4-0 and 3-0 losses to Caen and Amiens on either side of a 3-1 victory at home to Grenoble, before going on to draw 1-1 with Paris FC and beating Le Havre 1-0.

On the other hand, Auxerre’s last two matches have had over 2.5 goals in them, having defeated both Sochaux 3-2 and Rodez 3-1. Prior to these victories, they had also beaten Quevilly Rouen and Niort 1-1, as well as drawing 1-1 against Nancy.

Ligue 2 Over 2.5 Goals Tips

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AFC Bournemouth vs Reading: Over 2.5 Goals - 4/6

AFC Bournemouth hosts Reading at the Vitality Stadium in a crucial meeting between second and 21st in the Championship.

The Cherries come into this game in inconsistent form, having beaten Derby County 2-0 last time out, off the back of a 1-1 draw with Peterborough United and a 2-1 loss to Preston North End after beating both Stoke City and Blackpool by 2-1 scorelines.

Reading are in poor form of late, losing all of their last three games by 4-0, 1-0 and 4-1 scorelines against Nottingham Forest, Millwall and Blackpool, before these defeats, the Royals had managed 2-1 and 3-2 victories over Birmingham City and Preston North End.

Championship Over 2.5 Goals Tips

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Exeter City vs Crawley Town: Over 2.5 Goals - 19/20

The final game on this list also comes from England, as Exeter City takes on Crawley Town at St James’ park in a battle of fifth and 13th in League Two.

In the last meeting between these two sides back in late October, Exeter won 3-1 away at The People’s Pensions Stadium, as Matt Jay, Nigel Atangana and Sam Nombe all got on the scoresheet after Kwesi Appiah had scored to give Town a 1-0 lead at half time.

Three of Exeter’s last five games have had over 2.5 goals in them, following 4-3 and 3-1 victories over Harrogate Town and Swindon Town on either side of a 2-1 defeat to Mansfield Town.

On the other hand, four of Crawley’s last five have yielded over 2.5 goals in them, following 4-1 and 2-1 losses to Port Vale and Bristol Rovers, as well as drawing 2-2 against Oldham Athletic and beating Forest Green Rovers 2-1 in late February.

League Two Over 2.5 Goals Tips

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