Defences are in for a rocky ride in Colorado tonight, says Tobias Gourlay
"Since Veljko Paunovic took charge in 2016, 29/40 Fire away games have delivered Over 2.5 Goals"
Colorado v Chicago Fire
In Finland last night, KuPS ended a run of 10 straight league defeats to Ilves. It probably helped that the visitors were down to nine men before the half-hour mark, but not before they'd grabbed the goal that delivered our BTTS bet.
Today we cross the Pond for some MLS. Colorado Rapids have lost four straight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and we're probably looking forward to tonight's visit from Chicago Fire a little more than they are. The Rapids have at least scored in all four of those defeats, so we're hopeful this one can deliver Over 2.5 Goals.
Anthony Hudson's Rapids have actually scored in all seven home matches so far this season (a commendable 12 goals in total). However, they've conceded at least twice in 5/7. Six of the seven have got to Over 2.5 Goals in total.
Chicago have been good to this column recently and we're counting on them to bring goals to Colorado too. Since Veljko Paunovic took charge in 2016, 29/40 Fire away games have delivered Over 2.5 Goals, including 15 of the most recent 16. We were surprised to see Over 2.5 Goals trading at [1.96] for this one. Now that we're over the shock, we're jumping on.
2018 P/L (1pt per bet)
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