The Most Statistically-Backed Over 2.5 Goals Tips - 2/2/22

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Benfica vs Gil Vicente: Over 2.5 Goals - 8/13

The first tip on this list sees third in the table Benfica take on fifth place Gil Vicente at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the Portuguese Primeira.

Benfica have seen just two of their last five matches have over 2.5 goals in them, following a 7-1 win over Maritimo and 3-1 loss to Porto in late December, before recent 2-0 victories over Pacos de Ferreira and Arouca on either side of a 1-1 draw with Moreirense.

Gil Vicente have had three recent matches see the over 2.5 goals market land, having been beaten 3-0 by Sporting Lisbon in late December, before managing impressive 3-0 and 3-2 wins over Tondela and Vitoria Guimaraes, prior to a 1-1 draw against Boavista and a 1-0 victory over Portimonense.

Liga NOS Over 2.5 Goals Tips



Barnsley vs Cardiff City: Over 2.5 Goals - 6/5

A crucial battle in the fight to avoid relegation takes place on Wednesday night in the Championship, as bottom of the table Barnsley hosts 20th placed Cardiff City at Oakwell.

The Tykes have just 14 points to their name from 27 matches and their recent form suggests why, having been beaten 1-0, 3-0 and 2-1 by AFC Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City, with their 5-4 victory over League Two outfit Barrow AFC in the FA Cup being the anomaly in this run, having also lost 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers before this.

Cardiff managed a crucial 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest last time out thanks to goals by Jordan Hugill and Isaak Davies, ending a two-match losing run following 3-2 and 1-0 defeats to Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers off the back of a 2-1 FA Cup victory over Preston North End and a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Championship Over 2.5 Goals Tips



Celtic vs Rangers: Over 2.5 Goals - 1/1

The Old Firm takes place at Celtic Park on Wednesday, with the Hoops having the opportunity to overtake their fierce rivals Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Ange Postecoglou’s men are in good form of late having won all of their last four matches, beating Dundee United 1-0, Hearts 2-1, Hibernian 2-0 and St Johnstone 3-1.

On the other hand, Rangers have opened the door for Celtic following their 3-3 draw against Ross County at the weekend where they blew the lead in the match twice, having initially gone 1-0 up through Amad Diallo and 3-2 ahead thanks to a Conor Goldson goal.

Prior to Rangers’ recent slip-up, they had defeated Livingston 1-0, drawn 1-1 against Aberdeen and managed 2-0 and 1-0 victories over both St Mirren and Dundee United.

SPL Over 2.5 Goals Tips



Valencia vs Cadiz: Over 2.5 Goals - 23/20

Valencia and Cadiz go head to head in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey at the Mestalla.

Three of Valencia’s last five matches have seen the over 2.5 goals market land, following a 2-1 victory over FC Cartagena in this competition earlier this month, as well as in 4-1 and 3-2 defeats to both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Before the Bats narrow defeat to Atleti, they drew 1-1 with Sevilla and defeated Atletico Baleares.

Meanwhile, Cadiz have won three of their last five fixtures across all competitions having defeated Levante 2-0 last time out thanks to goals by Alvaro Negredo and Salvi. Their other two victories in this sequence of matches both came in the Copa del Rey having beaten Sporting Gijon on penalties following a 0-0 draw, as well as Fuenlabrada 1-0 in previous rounds.

Cadiz have had just one of their last five matches see the over 2.5 goals market land, which came in a 2-2 draw with Espanyol on 18th January. When combining league statistics, both Valencia and Cadiz’s defences have conceded a combined tally of 72 goals having both played 22 matches.

La Liga Over 2.5 Goals Tips



Kortrijk vs Antwerp: Over 2.5 Goals - 4/5

The final tip on this list sees Kortrijk face Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Pro League in a battle of ninth against third.

Kortrijk come into this match having lost 1-0 to Club Brugge last time out, meaning that they are winless in four following back to back 1-1 draws against Sporting Charleroi and AS Eupen, as well as only drawing 2-2 with Gent. Luka Elsner’s sides last victory came on 17th December by a 2-0 scoreline against RFC Seraing.

Antwerp, who are desperately trying to keep pace with runaway leaders Union Saint-Gilloise at the top of the table are 10 points behind with a game in hand. Brain Priske’s men have managed three wins in their last four matches, having beaten Gent 1-0, KV Oostende 2-1 and Sporting Charleroi 3-0.

Belgian Pro League Over 2.5 Goals Tips