With sports cancelled right around the world, our daily Esports tips aim to keep your betslip in business during these desperate times.
We’ll be offering tips for all the key tournaments right across the globe, so be sure to check back daily for our best bets.
Sunday 19th July
LOL LCS – Golden Guardians v Imortals
Immortals to Win @ $2.15
These two sides are prone to long losing streaks, so they can be a little difficult to trust when it comes to betting.
That said, I do think there is money to be made on the Immortals here as they look to improve on their win over Team Solomid earlier in the week.
The Immortals have also won two of their previous three meetings against GG, so I think the current price on offer is a little over the odds.
Saturday 18th July
LOL LCS – 100 Thieves v Team SoloMid
First Blood: TSM @ $1.78
It is certainly no surprise to find TSM as the heavy favourites in the market when you take a look at their track record against 100 Thieves.
TSM have won six of the previous eight meetings between these two sides and are also shooting for hat-trick on Saturday.
The one common theme in seven of those eight meetings is TSM’s ability to get on the board first, so the First Blood market looks good value here.
Friday 17th July
CS:GO ThunderFire Asia Championships – JMT v BTRG
JMT to Win @ $1.95
Week 2 of the ThunderFire Asia Championships continues tonight with a fairly evenly matched duel between JMT and BTRG.
These two sides are both on the verge of cracking the Top 100 in the world rankings, but when it comes to picking a winner, things aren’t quite so clear.
JMT has won five of its last six games including a win over TIGER last week. BTRG has won four of its last six, but the Indonesians came up short to the same TIGER team in their last outing.
With hardly anything separating these two sides, take JMT based on recent results.
Thursday 16th July
DOTA2 – Aster v RNG
RNG to Win @ $1.65
This should be a fascinating contest tonight between two of the world’s Top 20 DOTA sides.
RNG is looking to bounce-back from a loss to Invictus earlier in the week, and as the odds suggest, they should do just that.
Ranked eighth overall in the world, RNG has won its last two games against Aster 2-0, which explains the somewhat short price on offer.
I’m willing to stick with the bookies here and back RNG to make it three in a row over their rivals.
Wednesday 15th July
CS:GO ESEA – Thunder Logic v RBG
Thunder to Win @ $2.15
This should be an interesting contest between two up and coming American sides looking to move ahead to the Grand Final.
Thunder Logic defeated Third Impact 2-0 in Round 3 to advance to the final, while RBG were equally impressive in their 2-0 win over Lethal Divide.
RBG defeated Thunder 16-12 when they met last month, but I’m looking to back against the favourites here based on Thunder’s recent record.
Now looking for their fourth straight win, Thunder should be able to get some revenge on their rivals.
Tuesday 14th July
Rainbow 6 Siege Asia Pacific – PET Nora-Rengo v FAV
FAV to Win @ $1.72
Round 2 of the Asia Pacific league kicks off tonight with both NR and FAV looking to bounce-back from respective Round 1 losses.
Picking a winner here is tough based on recent form, but I do think FAV are good value after winning the Kuroutoshikou Cup back in March.
FAV also finished second in the Japan Pro League earlier in the year, so those form lines stack up well here.
Monday 13th July
DOTA2 Moon Studio Asian League - Cignal v Veteran
Cignal to Win @ $2.45
Looks to be all one-way traffic in this Group Stage match with Veteran listed as the heavy favourites, but I actually think there could be some value on Cignal here at the $2.45 quote.
These two sides aren’t ranked highly in the world rankings, so the chances of an upset appear relatively high.
Cignal also defeated Veteran 2-0 when they met back in January, while they’ve also won their last two games against PG.Barracx and Equation.
Happy to take Cignal outright here.
Sunday 12th July
CS:GO LA LIGA Pro Trust - 9Z v Imperial
9Z to Win @ $1.87
It’s very tough to try and split these two sides, but I’m with 9Z to get the job done based on their recent form.
A win on Sunday would make it five in a row for 9Z, while they are also looking for revenge following a 1-2 loss to Imperial a few months back.
Saturday 11th July
DOTA2 Moon Studio Asian League - Cignal Ultra v PG.Barracx
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.90
Tough one to pick tonight between two upcoming sides that have no experience playing one another previously.
Both CU and PG.B rank well outside the Top 200 in the world, and both are also struggling for form of late. Since each team cancels eachother out in a way, we should see a fairly high-scoring contest that goes the distance.
Friday 10th July
CS:GO Perfect World Asia League Summer - Lucid Dreaming v Mazzalai
Mazaalai to Win @ $2.00
Tough to know what to make of this matchup, but I do think Mazaalai are well over the odds at $2.00.
The bookies are clearly factoring in their current two match losing streak, but it’s worth nothing the Mongolian side has defeated Lucid Dreaming in two of their three previous contests.
Considering Lucid D had lost three in a row prior to their win over Bren earlier in the week, it’s worth taking a throw at the stumps here on Mazzalai to cause an upset.
Thursday 9th July
CS:GO ThunderFire Asia Championships - Lynn Vision Gaming v JMT
LV to Win @ $1.65
We’ve got some value on offer here between two of Asia’s most well-known teams, but I do think the bookies are seriously undervaluing Lynn Vision at the current quote.
LV is looking to extend their winning streak to nine this afternoon with their last loss coming back on June 19.
LV has also won each of its last three matches against JMT, while the fact they rank much higher in the world rankings suggests they are the much better team.
Wednesday 8th July
DOTA 2 Moon Studio Asian League - 496 v CR
496 to Win @ $1.75
The Southeast Asia Qualifier continues tonight with a battle between second and sixth.
496 Gaming currently sits second in the standings at 2-1, while CR are fighting for life towards the bottom without a win to their name.
These two sides have never met previously, but 496’s recent record suggests they are worth your money.
Not only do 496 rank slightly higher in the Oceanic rankings, they’ve also won their last two straight.
Tuesday 7th July
CS:GO Thunderfire Asia Championship – JMT v HZ
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
Week 1 of the ThunderFire Asia Championships continues this evening with an evenly weighted battle between JMT and Huat Zai.
These two sides have faced off twice previously winning one game apiece, with the common theme being each game going the distance.
JMT won the first meeting 16-13, while HZ won the second 16-9, so the Over on the Maps looks a good play here.
Monday 6th July
DOTA 2 – EHOME v VG
EHOME to Win @ $2.00
Tonight’s winner goes through to the Upper-Bracket Final to face either IG or CDEC, and despite what the odds suggest, I think there is some real value to be had on EHOME.
VG have won their last three in a row, but they’ve struggled mightily against EHOME recently losing their last six meetings.
EHOME have also won four of their last five, so with $2.00 on offer, it’s hard to go past them.
Sunday 5th July
CS:GO Perfect World Asia League Summer - D13 v Bren
Bren to Win @ $1.92
Week 2 of the Perfect World Asia League comes to a close tonight with a fairly interesting matchup between D13 and Bren.
Both teams have been struggling for form of late with their last win coming over a week ago, but I do think there is money to be made on Bren coming off a handy three day break.
Bren also ranks significantly higher in the world rankings compare to D13, while they did enjoy a good run of form late last month with three wins on the trot.
If they can get back to their best, they should be winning.
Saturday 4th July
DOTA2 – EHOME v IG
IG to Win @ $1.95
The final day of Week 2 kicks off tonight with both EHOME and IG in desperate need of a win.
EHOME currently sits sixth in the standings at 1-2, while Invictus has some ground to make up themselves sitting ninth at 1-3.
With those records in mind, it’s no surprise to find even money on offer in the market.
These two Top 10 sides also have a bit of a history against one another, and judging by recent results, it’s worth sticking with IG to win.
Invictus has won their last two matches against EHOME and are also ranked three spots higher in the world rankings. With plenty on the line, they look a good value play.
Friday 3rd July
CS:GO EDEN Esports – Syman v HellRaisers
Syman to Win @ $1.80
The bookies have Syman at a good price here in the market and my advice is to take it.
Syman defeated the HellRaisers a week ago in the WePlay! tournament, while they’ve also defeated them on two other occasions.
With a chance to improve on their perfect 3-0 record, take the $1.80 on offer.
Thursday 2nd July
CS:GO CS_SUMMIT – Heroic v fnatic
Heroic to Win @ $2.05
Huge playoff duel in the CS_Summit league tonight between two of the world’s Top 20 teams.
Fnatic are the slight favourites in the market, but I do have to give Heroic the edge here after defeating North earlier in the week.
Fnatic are coming off a loss to BIG, while they’ve also lost five of their eight matches in the past against Heroic. The $2.05 looks great value.
Wednesday 1st July
CS:GO Hellcase Cup – Espada v HAVU
HAVU to Win @ $1.62
A spot in the Lower Bracket Semi-Finals is up for grabs tonight between two out of form sides.
Espada lost to forZe in the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals last week, while HAVU failed to put up a fight against Nemiga.
As the odds suggest, there isn’t much separating these two sides from a betting perspective, but I do have to side with HAVU here based on their history against Espada.
HAVU has won both meetings against Espada previously, and considering they also rank much higher in the world rankings (22), I fully expect their class to do the talking.
Tuesday 30th June
CS:GO LOOT.BET– SKADE v FATE
SKADE to Win @ $1.87
It’s a battle between the Bulgarians tonight as SKADE and FATE meet in Round 4 of the lower matches of the LOOT.BET CUP.
These two sides both rank Top 10 in the European rankings, but it’s SKADE who look the value having won five of their seven previous meetings over FATE.
SKADE are also looking to return to form a little after losing their last two games, and with FATE coming off a loss to Sprout in the ESEA playoffs yesterday, they look good money to do so.
CS:GO Hellcase Cup – HAVU v Nemiga
HAVU to Win @ $1.90
A spot in the Semi’s is up for grabs in this exciting Quarterfinals matchup between HAVU and Nemiga.
Nemiga finished the group stage a perfect 3-0, but they’ve typically struggled against HAVU recently losing each of their last three meetings.
Nemiga have also struggled for form of late losing three of their last four, so with a decent price on offer, I’m happy to take HAVU as the underdog.
Monday 29th June
CS:GO – Hard Legion v Endpoint
Endpoint to Win @ $1.70
Endpoint are looking to remain undefeated tonight in this Group A v Group D matchup and I’m having a tough time tipping against them.
The favourites are coming off a win over ex-SMASH on Sunday, while Hard Legion are looking to snap a two-game losing streak.
When you factor in Endpoint has over 200 games more experience to their name than Hard Legion, it becomes tougher and tougher to back against them.
Sunday 28th June
LOL CBLOL – Flamengo Esports v Santos Esports
FLA to Win @ $2.00
FLA look a little over the odds here as they look to make it six wins in a row.
Santos is also riding a three-game winning streak of their own, but they might find this tougher than the market suggests.
FLA has played 47 games to Santos’ 17 with an impressive 70.2% win-rate. With that in mind, the $2.00 looks great value.
Saturday 27th June
CS:GO LOOT LEAGUE – Honoris v Apeks
Apeks to Win @ $1.60
The odds aren’t too juicy, but you have to like the look of Apeks here in this LOOT LEAGUE match.
A win here is crucial for APEKS as they look to rejoin the top eight in the tournament and move to 2-2. Fortunately, they have a serious experience edge over Honoris having played over 100 more games.
With a win-rate of over 50%, I’m happy to take Apeks outright here.
Friday 26th June
CS:GO CS_Summit – FATE v Movistar Riders
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
We turn our attention to Group B in the CS_Summit tournament tonight with both FATE and MR looking to get their first win on the board.
These two sides have plenty of experience playing one another, but the one common theme in has been each game going the distance.
In their five meetings each have gone Over 2.5 maps, so with both needing a win, we can expect the same outcome.
Thursday 25th June
CS:GO Asia Champions League – HZ v IG
IG -1.5 Maps @ $1.70
IG look good money to win this Champions League game comfortably over HZ tonight.
The two sides have met previously on five occasions with IG winning three of those games by a score of 2-0.
After losing their last three in a row, this also looks a perfect opportunity for China’s No. 7 ranked team to bounce back.
CS:GO CS_Summit – ENCE v Heroic
ENCE to Win @ $1.80
Group C of the CS_Summit kicks off tonight with an intriguing matchup between ENCE and Heroic.
ENCE are coming off a loss to G2 last week, but I still think they represent good value in the market at their current quote.
Prior to last week’s loss the Finns had won four in a row, while they’ve also defeated Heroic in three of their previous four occasions, all by a score of 2-0.
Happy to take the $1.80 here.
Wednesday 24th June
CS:GO CYBER.BET Cup – Illuminar v SKADE
SKADE to Win @ $1.80
We tipped against SKADE last night in Round 1 of the playoffs against FATE, but this time around, I’m going to stick with them to bounce-back against Illuminar.
These two sides both finished the Group Stage a perfect 2-0, but SKADE do look the more capable side here after losing 2-1 to FATE last night.
Illumninar, meanwhile, were shutout 2-0 at the hands of the HellRaisers, while they also have a lot less experience to their name in these win-or-go-home type scenarios.
Tuesday 23rd June
CS:GO CYBER.BET Cup – SKADE v FATE
FATE to Win @ $2.20
FATE look massively over the odds in this battle considering they’ve won seven straight games in a row across all tournaments.
SKADE finished the Group Stage an impressive 2-0, but with a spot in the upper-bracket final at stake, I’m happy to stick with the more experienced team in this situation.
Aside from their impressive winning streak, FATE also ranks ninth overall in Europe – which leaves a large gap between themselves and the 63rd ranked SKADE.
Monday 22nd June
CS:GO Next Pro – Invictus v Ji Jie Hao
IG -2.5 Rounds @ $1.78
Invictus has been a fairly popular pick throughout these Esports tips and it’s easy to see why.
They have won seven of their last nine contests including a 2-1 win over JJH in a best of three Chinese Qualifier for the Asia Summer League of CS.
Since then, JJH has started a perfect 2-0 in this tournament but IG has the history, has the form and has the experience to take care of business.
CS:GO ESEA – Paradox v Ground Zero
Paradox to Win @ $1.90
We’ve gone local for our second tip of the day with Paradox and Ground Zero set to face off in what should be a very close contest.
All signs point to this being a neck and neck clash the whole way so the value lies in taking the slight underdog which, in this case, is Paradox.
Having dropped their last two matches, this is the time for them to bounce back and get into the winners circle once more.
Sunday 21st June
CS:GO Blast Premier – Natus Vincere v Vitality
Natus Vincere to Win @ $1.70
Fun little matchup here between Natus Vincere and Vitality.
The winner will go on to face either the FaZe Clan or Complexity. fora spot in the final, and although things look fairly even on paper, I have to stick with Natus Vincere to get. the chocolates.
Not only are they ranked third in the world, but they’ve also won their last two games against Vitality.
The $1.70 about them looks great value.
Saturday 20th June
CS:GO Winners League – AGF v Apeks
Over 26.5 Total Rounds @ $1.80
The importance of this matchup can’t be overstated as both Apeks and AGF find themselves tied for sixth in the Winner League standings at 2-2 apiece.
To make life even tougher, both sides have also won only two of their last four games, meaning this one could easily go either way.
Both sides have played just over 100 games overall, so with both teams owning their fair share of experience, back this one to go the distance.
LOL PCS Summer – Talon v Machi
Talon to Win @ $1.80
More than happy to take the $1.80 about Talon in the market here.
The favourites have hit a bit of a rough patch, but they’ve typically been money against Machi winning their last two meetings against them earlier in the year.
Talon’s is also playing to a win-rate of 65%, much higher than Machi’s 55%.
Friday 19th June
CS:GO ESL – Paradox v Ground Zero
Ground Zero to Win @ $1.62
The ESL Oceanic Qualifiers continue on Friday night with a fairly even battle between Paradox and Ground Zero.
The winner of this Quarterfinal match will go on to face ORDER in the Semi’s, and with plenty of value on offer, I’m happy to tip Ground Zero to do just that.
The favourites are coming off a 1-0 win over Forbidden, and they also have an experience edge in terms of overall games played.
With a win rate of close to 50%, this looks like GZ’s for the taking.
Thursday 18th June
CS:GO Asia Champions League – HZ v ZIGMA
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
This is a 50/50 matchup in the second Semi-Final of the Asia Champions League, as you can probably already tell by the odds.
HZ is the in-form side with five wins from their last six games, but there is something to be said for ZIGMA ranking 19th overall in the Oceanic rankings.
These two sides have never met before, but judging by HZ’s recent results, there’s every chance it turns into a real shootout.
Wednesday 17th June
CS:GO Asia Champions League – Divine Vendetta v Zero.TSG
DV to Win @ $2.10
This is the decider match from Group B to see who will go through to and face Huat Zai in the first round of the playoffs.
I’m going to take a DV upset here considering they have a much lighter schedule than their opponents.
Zero.TSG face off against Aster in the NEXT PRO Season 1 tonight, before taking on IG and finally DV in the Asia Champions League.
That’s a heavy schedule for any team, so don’t be surprised if their minds are elsewhere.
CS:GO CYBER.BET CUP – Apeks v HellRaisers
HellRaisers to Win @ $1.83” sport=“esports
Apeks and the HellRaisers have both started their CYBET.BET CUP campaigns at 0-1, so this figures to be an important matchup with SKADE beginning to pull away atop the standings.
The HellRaisers get my money here coming off a win over Apeks earlier this morning.
They also backed that performance up with a handy victory against Moscow Five Academy, and with over 500 games more experience to their name, there’s nothing stopping them from making it three in a row.
Tuesday 16th June
CS:GO ESEA – Incept v Skyfire
Incept to Win @ $2.05
The Australian Premier Division of the ESEA tournament continues tonight with an exciting Week 8 match between Incept and SKF.
SKF holds a slight edge in the market, but I do think there is money to be made on Incept here coming off a pair of wins over Justice and PC419 last week.
SKF, meanwhile, is fresh from a 16-14 loss to ORDER, so there really isn’t much separating these two despite what the market suggests.
CS:GO HUYA Darkhorse League – D13 v OneThree
OneThree to Win @ $1.72
Day 6 of Season 3 kicks off tonight with a very important matchup between D13 and OneThree.
The winner of this game will move into outright second in the standings behind Invictus, but with both side sitting at 4-2, it’s a little difficult trying to find a winner.
The one advantage OneThree has working in their favour is the schedule ahead. D13 has another pair of games scheduled for Thursday against O2, and while those are matches they should win, it might be worth backing against them on the off chance their minds are elsewhere.
Monday 15th June
CS:GO Asia Champions League –
Winners Match: Zigma v Invictus
Invictus to Win 2-0 @ $2.45
After these two sides picked up wins in their opening
matches, they now face off looking for prime position heading into the
Invictus is easily the in form team, despite being pushed to
limit by JiJieHao in the group match, having won nine matches in a row.
They are a great chance of winning their fifth tournament in
the last few months and I’ll back them to take this out comfortably.
CS:GO Blast Premier – Play In
Match: Ninjas in Pyjamas v MAD Lions
NiP to Win @ $1.87
For what is essentially a third placed playoff, there’s a
lot on the line here.
The final spot in the Spring 2020 European Finals is up for grabs
after NiP and MAD lost their respective finals but getting that all important
berth in the next tournament was the goal from the outset.
Any perceived edge between these sides is minute at best but
when the market is listed as a pick, that edge can make all the difference.
NiP has overcome a very tough draw and showed a little bit
more in their previous match so that will be the play here.
Sunday 14th June
LOL CBLOL - KaBum! Esports v Santos Esports
KBM to Win @ $1.92
The Group Stage of the CBLOL Winter tournament continues on Sunday morning with what should turn out to be a fairly evenly matched affair between KaBum! and Santos.
These two sides have both strung together impressive winning streaks heading into Sunday’s battle, but I do have to side with KBM considering they rank significantly higher (15th) in the world rankings to Santos (63).
I think the market has this one all wrong and I’m happy to take the value about KBM.
Saturday 13th June
CS:GO DreamHack - MIBR v Cloud9
MIBR to Win @ $1.70
The Dreamhack lower-bracket playoffs begin in the early hours on Saturday morning with the winner between MIBR and Cloud9 set to face off against either Team Liquid or Gen.G.
Considering these two sides both rank Top 10 in the American rankings, it goes without saying that this should be one of the most exciting battles of the round.
Cloud9 are always a tough team to face, but MIBR have held their number recently with four wins in their last five meetings.
Considering MIBR are also riding a two-game winning streak and C9 are coming off a loss to this same MIBR team last week in the BLAST tournament, this one should go the way of the favourites.
DOTA2 BTS Pro Series - Neon Esports v TNC Predator
TNC to Win @ $2.05
More than happy to take the $2.05 about TNC here.
Prior to their recent draw, Predator had won five straight over Neon. They are also in slightly better form than their opponents, who have won only one of their last three games.
Friday 12th June
CS:GO #HomeSweetHomeCup - Hard Legion v Wisla Krakow
Hard Legion to Win @ $1.60
There’s Group D action from the #HomeSweetHomeCup tonight with both Hard Legion and Wisla Krakow looking to kick-start Week 8 with a win.
Hard Legion are the favourites in the market here and judging by their recent three-game winning streak, it seems justified.
WK, on the other hand, are coming off a 16-7 loss to PACT in the ESEA, their third loss in their last four games.
Hard Legion clearly has a class edge over their opponents in this one and I’m happy to stick with them.
CS:GO LOOT.BET - HAVU v Gambit Youngsters
Gambit Youngsters to Win @ $1.80
Round 1 of Season 7 continues tonight with an intriguing battle between two of the worlds Top 30 sides.
Currently at $1.80, Gambit holds a slight edge in the market, and I think it’s a quote worth taking based on their recent form.
GY has won four of their six previous matches against HAVU and are also winners of two of their last three.
With HAVU riding a three-game losing streak, this should by GY’s for the taking.
Thursday 11th June
CS:GO HUYA Darkhorse League - D13 v JMT
D13 to Win @ $1.83
Day 1 of Season 4 of the HUYA Darkhorse League kicks off this afternoon with an evenly matched battle between D13 and JMT.
D13 are slight favourites in the market and I’m willing to stick with them here based on their recent results.
Prior to losing to Mazaalai in the Yaltat Nadad Hamaatai tournament last month, D13 won four in a row in blowout fashion.
JMT is a relatively new team on the scene and although they might win a few rounds, this might prove to be a little beyond them.
CS:GO #HomeSweetHomeCup - Japaleno v HONORIS
HONORIS to Win @ $2.00
Japaleno and HONORIS are both looking to kick off Week 8 with a win to advance to the top of the Group C standings, and judging by the market, it won’t come easy.
Japaleno are ranked higher in the world rankings, but their recent two-game losing streak leaves them looking a little vulnerable as favourites.
HONORIS, meanwhile, is riding the highs of a win over WISLA KRAKOW in the Loot.Bet Cup on Wednesday, and with a little luck, they might just be able to string two in a row.
Wednesday 10th June
CS:GO #HomeSweetHomeCup - SMASH v Endpoint
SMASH to Win @ $2.10
Week 8 of the #HomeSweetHomeCup continues tonight with SMASH and Endpoint looking to kick off their Group B campaign in the win column.
Endpoint are the favourites in the market and it’s certainly tough to disagree with the odds on offer.
The Brits had won four in a row prior to Monday’s loss to complexity, but there is something to be said for SMASH’s recent record at the same time.
SMASH is also coming off a loss forZe on Sunday, but it’s worth noting they haven’t lost back-to-back games dating back to the start of May.
Trends can sometimes mean very little in the world of Esports, but this is one worth paying attention to.
CS:GO Dreamhack - fnatic v MAD Lions
MAD Lions to Win @ $1.90
Group B takes on Group C tonight in the Dreamhack tournament with both Fnatic and the MAD Lions looking to improve to 2-2 in the standings.
These two sides both rank Top 20 overall in the world, so it’s safe to say this match should be plenty exciting.
As far as betting goes though, it is worth noting that the MAD Lions defeated Fnatic last week in 16-10 in the BLAST Premier League, so the $1.90 about them does seem a little over the odds.
The MAD Lions are also coming off a big win over Team Spirit earlier this week, so there’s every chance they carry that momentum over tonight.
Tuesday 9th June
CS:GO #HomeSweetHomeCup - Movistar Riders v AGO
Over 26.5 Rounds @ $1.80
This should be a cracking Week 8 matchup between two class sides in Group A of the #HomeSweetHome.
The Riders and AGO both rank Top 50 in the world and Top 30 overall in Europe, but it’s pretty difficult to split the two sides on that alone.
In their four meetings previously the pair have won two games each, but the one common trend has been long, drawn out rounds.
With very little separating these two heavyweights, this one should go the distance.
CS:GO DreamHack Masters Spring - Astralis v NIP
Astralis to Win @ $2.10
Tonight marks the end of the road for either Astralis or NIP with only one team set to advance through to Round 2 in the lower bracket of the playoffs.
Astralis are the underdogs in the market, but I do think there’s a case to be made for the Dutchmen.
Astralis has won five of its previous eight meetings against the Ninjas In Pyjamas, so with both teams struggling for wins recently, I’m happy to ride that form line.
Monday 8th June
CS:GO – ESEA – Bantz v Incept
Bantz to Cover -3.5 Round @ $1.87
The Counter Strike ESEA competition gets underway tonight
with Bantz taking on Incept in a clash that realistically should only provide
Incept had lost four of its last five before having last week
off, so it’s hard to have a whole lot of confidence in them outright.
Bantz on the other hand has shown that this team can go on a
run if they get on a hot streak and this game should be the perfect kick start
CS:GO – ESEA – really weird v
really weird to Win @
No rest for Incept as they get right back in action in their
second match of the ESEA group stage, taking on one of the best named teams in any
Full disclosure, it was very tempting to just back really
weird because of their name and the fact they seem very comfortable in who they
Neither team was in great form before their two week break, however
really weird should at least be at even odds here so there’s value in them as a
Sunday 7th June
LOL CBLOL Winter 2020 – KaBum! v Prodigy
KBM to Win @ $1.75
The CBLOL Winter 2020 tournament kicks off in the early hours on Sunday morning and there is plenty of value to be had right across the first round.
Prodigy is a fairly new team on the scene, and I think they’ll have a tough time in their first hitout here against a much more experienced KBM side.
KBM actually wont he CBLOL Summer tournament last month where they defeated FLA 3-0 in the final. They haven’t lost a match since the 12th of April, and look good odds to keep that streak intact.
Saturday 6th June
CS:GO WINNERS League – AGF v PACT
PACT to Win @ $1.90
There’s definitely plenty to like about PACT here if their recent form stands up.
Through the month of March PACT performed exceptionally well tallying 12 wins overall, while they’ve also remanned in good form over the last fortnight with some big wins over the Izako Boards and pro100.
AGF, on the other hand, have looked a little vulnerable of late with losses to Wygers and Ambush.
These even money games are always tough to call, but PACT has plenty of positives on their side.
DOTA2 ESL – Evil Geniuses v BA
EG to Win @ $1.70
A quick peak at the world rankings suggests the Evil Geniuses are well over the odds at their current quote.
Despite losing three of their last five, EG still ranks 10th overall in the world and No. 1 in America, while BA fall well outside the Top 200.
To their credit, BA did pull off an upset over EG only a week ago, but before then, the Evil Geniuses were winners of four straight.
With around $1.70 on offer, I’m happy to take that price.
Friday 5th June
CS:GO DreamHack – ORDER v Chiefs
ORDER to Win @ $1.87
ORDER and Chiefs make up part of the Top 10 Asia and Oceania rankings, but I’m struggling to understand why the market is all even at $1.87 apiece.
Prior to losing to Avant on Wednesday, ORDER were riding a nine-game winning streak.
Digging it a little deeper though, it also becomes clear that ORDER has enjoyed the better part of their recent history against Chiefs with seven wins from their last eight games.
All in all, this should be a good battle between two classy Australian sides, but I’ve got to stick with ORDER to get the job done.
DOTA2 ESL – IG v CDEC
CDEC to Win @ $1.75
This should be a fascinating lower-round matchup in Round 1 with two of China’s Top 10 teams going at it.
Both sides are looking to snap their respective losing streaks, but I do fancy CDEC here against a team they’ve found some success against in recent times.
CDEC has won two straight over iG and are also ranked a little higher in the world rankings.
Nothing about this game will come easy, but that form should stand up.
Thursday 4th June
CS:GO DreamHack – TYLOO v ViCi
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
The winner of this game will book a spot in the Grand Final of the Asian Spring DreamHack Masters tournament against either Beyond Esports or Lucid Dream.
These two Chinese sides have plenty of history again one another having met eight times previously, but unfortunately, both teams have won four games apiece, so it’s difficult to separate them based on recent encounters.
The one constant in those matches though, has been the maps.
Five of their eight previous encounters have required a decisive third map, so with that in mind, take the Over.
CS:GO BLAST PREMIER – mousesports v MAD Lions
MAD Lions to Win @ $2.05
The MAD Lions stand a perfect 3-0 atop the Group B standings and I think they represent enormous value here against a mousesports team that has been underperforming of late.
While they are considered one of the powerhouse teams in Europe, so far the Germans have managed only one win from their two games so far in the tournament, including only two wins from their last five games overall.
One of those losses came against this same MAD Lions team a week ago in the DreamHack Masters, where they shutout 2-0. With that in mind, I’m more than happy to take the $2.05 on offer here.
Wednesday 3rd June
CS:GO Dreamhack – ORDER v AVANT
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
The upper round of the playoffs kick off tonight with an absolute dream match between two Australian sides, ORDER and AVANT.
These two teams have a long history against one another, but as the market suggests, it’s difficult to try and split the pair with each having won four of their eight previous matchups.
The one trend that stands out to me is the fact five of those eight games have seen three maps or more.
While there is value on offer head-to-head, I’d rather play it safe here with the Over.
CS:GO ESEA – Mako v Overt
Mako to Win @ $1.72
This is another evenly matched battle in Week 6 of the Australian Premier Division.
Mako have won already this week with a 16-11 win over Control, while Overt are coming off a 16-6 defeat at the hands of ORDER on Tuesday – their second consecutive defeat.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise to see Mako as the favourites, and with a little more experience to their name overall, I’m happy to have them at the current price.
Tuesday 2nd June
CS:GO Mythic League – Polar Ace v Rise
Polar Ace to Win @ $1.60
The winless Polar and Rise meet in this Group D matchup looking to leapfrog their way closer to a top-three spot in the standings.
Polar is favoured heavily in the market at $1.60 and it’s not hard to see why.
As far as experience goes, Polar has played 27 matches to Rise’s four, while they’ve also won three of their last five. These odds are worth including in your multi.
DOTA2 Vulkan Fights Series – Khan v 4 Zoomers
Khan Ace to Win @ $1.72
This should be a fun little battle in Group B with Khan looking to improve to 2-1.
As for 4 Zoomers, this is basically a must[win match as they already find themselves in 0-1 hole.
Just the like the previously mentioned CS:GO battle, I’ll stick with he more experienced team here and side with the favourites.
Khan has played 95 games to 4 Zoomers’ 22, making the $1.70 about them seem good value.
Monday 1st June
CS:GO Blast Premier – Vitality v
Ence to Win @ $2.10
It’s the opening match of the Blast Premier European
Showdown and we should be in for an entertaining clash between two sides with
plenty of history.
This will be a best of one, winner take… not quite all but
at least the points as they get their campaign in this tournament off to a strong
These teams met in two CS matches in the last month with
honours being split one apiece.
Ence is a pretty strong team and I’ll back the value of the
Finnish side to come away with a victory.
CS:GO Blast Premier – Fnatic v
Fnatic to Win @
The Spaniards from MAD Lions will be very eager to take
advantage of a vulnerable Fnatic team but it’s going to be a big ask to pull
off an upset here.
Fnatic has badly underachieved lately with a 3-7 recent
record but I like their chances to bounce back against a side they have not
faced a lot recently.
That change of opponent might be just what they need to get back on track.
Sunday 31st May
CS:GO Dreamhack - Cloud9 v Gen.G
Cloud9 to Win @ $2.05
There’s plenty of value on offer here between these two powerhouse sides… if you know where to look of course.
Gen.G and Cloud9 both rank inside the Top 30 overall in the world and the Top 10 in the American rankings, so to say this is one of the most fascinating matches of any tournament on Saturday would be an understatement.
Gen.G are coming off a big win over the Evil Geniuses earlier in the week, but I’m sticking with Cloud9 to pull off what might be considered an upset.
C9 has won two of the last three meetings between these two sides and will also be eager to put their loss to 100Thieves on Friday behind them.
Cloud9 rarely loses back-to-back games, so I like them to bounce-back here.
Saturday 30th May
CS:GO WINNERS LEAGUE - SKADE v Apeks
SKADE to Win @ $1.72
The money about SKADE mightn’t seem like much on face value, but I do think the Bulgarians are worth throwing into your multi at the current quote.
SKADE currently ranked 55th in the world and ninth in Europe – a drastic difference compared to an Apes team that ranks 37th and 143rd respectively.
Apeks is also riding a nasty four-game losing streak, so this one looks to be a bit beyond them.
CS:GO Dreamhack - Evil Geniuses v 100Thieves
100Thieves to Win @ $1.87
100Thieves are absolutely flying right now and I think they look good money to keep the good times rolling.
In the last week alone they’ve defeated Gen.G and Cloud9 – two of the world’s Top 30 teams.
The Evil Geniuses fall into the same category, but it’s worth noting they’ve lost two straight heading into Saturday’s matchup. This one should be close, but 100Thieves are the team for mine.
Friday 29th May
CS:GO Dreamhack- 100 Thieves v Cloud9
Cloud9 to Win @ $2.00
This is a big match for our Aussie boys as they take on one of the world’s top teams in Cloud 9.
100 Thieves find themselves as the slight favourites in the market after defeating the Americans 2-0 at the start of the month.
Form wise, it’s difficult to knock either of these teams, but I do think Cloud9 has a slight advantage here with 100 Thieves scheduled to play the Evil Geniuses less than 24 hours later.
With two tough matches back-to-back, I’m willing to bet 100 Thieves might have their minds elsewhere.
CS:GO #HomeSweetHome - Secret v Syman
Secret to Win @ $1.92
Week 6 of the #HomeSweetHome continues on Friday with an even money battle between Secret and Syman.
Syman has been a dangerous team throughout this tournament, but I do feel confident in Secret here as they look to extend their winning streak to five.
Secret won five matches through the entire month of April and have already won four over the last week alone. A win over Nevermind was the standout and they also have a slight experience edge on Friday against a Syman team that is relatively new on the scene.
Happy to take the value on offer here.
Thursday 28th May
CS:GO Dreamhack - fnatic v FaZe
FaZe to Win @ $1.80
The FaZe Clan look the team to beat in this Group Stage clash.
FaZe currently sits a perfect 2-0 in the Group C standings, while Fanatic have been only sub-par of late at 1-1.
These Top 10 meetings are always a tough call, but with FaZe also having won five of the previous eight matches between these two sides, I have to side with the favourites here.
CS:GO Dreamhack - Vitality v NIP
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
This is the first of the Group D matches in the Dreamhack tournament and there is again plenty of value with even money on offer.
Vitality are the in-form side with three wins in their last four games across other tournaments, while the Ninjas in Pyjamas are also looking to build on their win over Team Heretics in the ESL Road to Rio last week.
Just like the market, these two sides have also split their previous eight meetings with four wins apiece.
Perhaps the one trend worth paying attention to though is the fact the last two games have gone to a decisive third map.
With both sides boasting plenty of positives, it’s worth taking the Over here.
Wednesday 27th May
CS:GO ESEA - Nemiga v Nordavind
Nordavind to Win @ $2.05
This Week 5 matchup between Nemiga and Nordavind has the makings of a real thriller with both sides looking to not only improve further into the tournament but also remain inside the Top 50 of the world rankings.
Nordavind are coming off a loss to SMASH in the HomeSweetHome Cup over the weekend, but I think they present enormous value at around the $2.05 mark.
The Europeans have won three of their four meetings against Nemiga in the past, while they’ve also done a great job bouncing back from a previous loss over the last fortnight.
CS:GO Dreamhack - Gen. G v 100 Thieves
Gen.G to Win @ $1.80
Gen. G and 100 Thieves are both looking to get off the mark in the Group B standings in what is shaping up to be a fascinating matchup between two of the worlds Top 30 sides.
These two teams have met only once before with Gen. G winning comfortably 2-0.
The Americans are also in tip-top form right now having won four of their last five, which compares well against a 100T sides that is looking to snap a two-match losing skid.
It never feels good to back against the Aussies, but you’ve got to like the favourites here.
Tuesday 26th May
CS:GO Dreamhack - FaZe v GODSENT
FaZe -1.5 Maps @ $2.35
FaZe should be able to kick off their campaign with a win in the early hours, but the question is, by how much?
The European side is currently ranked fifth in the world and their record against the Swedish team GODSENT speaks for itself. In eight meetings, FaZe has won six, while GODSENT also find themselves in the midst of a form slump having lost three of their last five games across all competition.
With the head-to-head price a little on the short side, you’ll need to get creative in the market to find some value. FaZe -1.5 looks the play.
CS:GO WINNERS League - Bpro v BIG Academy
Bpro First to 5 Rounds @ $1.70
This is another severely one-sided matchup that likely goes the way of Bpro.
Although BIG is a world renowned team, Bpro has a significant experience advantage here having played 254 more games. They’ve also been in some form of late winning four of their last five, so this one could get a little ugly.
Monday 25th May
DOTA2 ESL One – BOOM Esports v Team Adroit
Adroit to Win @ $2.10
BOOM are the favourites in this ESL Southeast Asia matchup as they hope to take an outright lead atop the group stage standings.
BOOM is currently tied for first at 3-1, but Adroit are also looking to claim the top spot with an equal record.
These two side have met eight times in the past with Adroit getting the better of their Indonesian foes with five wins.
Adroit have also won four of their last five and are looking to atone for their loss to Geek Fam earlier in the week, so at the current price, I think they look a little over the odds.
Sunday 24th May
CS:GO Dreamhack Spring Europe – MAD Lions v complexity
Mad Lions to Win @ $1.72
These two teams are both looking to start out the Group Stage with a win on Sunday, but it’s difficult to go past the MAD Lions as the favourites.
Coming off a strong FLASHPOINT series, the MAD Lions have won seven of their last 10 games and look to have a serious form edge over their opponents.
Complexity, on the other hand, have won only five of their last 10 and have also struggled for results recently in the ESL Pro League.
Saturday 23rd May
CS:GO Winners League – Big Frames v Keep the Comms Up
Big Frames to Win @ $1.90
Keep the Comms Up hit a purple patch towards the end of April stringing together five wins from six games, but they’ve since been awful in all competition losing five on the trot.
Big Frames have mixed their form, but they do look a little over the odds as the slight underdogs in the market here. They pulled off a big 16-3 win in their first-ever encounter against KtCu earlier in the week, so it’s worth backing them to back that performance up at $1.90.
LOL Pulsefire Cup - DBL v EVS
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
Dashing Buffalo were winners of their last two matches and as a result will go into Saturday’s Pulsefire Cup Semi as the favourite.
DBL has developed into one of Evos’ main rivals, but with both sides splitting their four meetings with two wins apiece, there’s every chance this one goes the distance.
Evos have been inactive all through May, while DBL’s 39% win-rate is hard to bank on. The safer player here looks to be the Over on the Maps.
Friday 22nd May
CS:GO Blast Rising – Endpoint v Nordavind
Endpoint to Win @ $1.78
The winner of this Semi-Finals match will go on to face HAVU or ALTERNATE aTTaX in the Grand Final on Saturday morning.
While it’s always difficult to split two teams that rank inside the world’s Top 50, I do think the current price about Endpoint looks great value.
Both teams finished the Group Stage at 5-1, but it’s Nordavind that comes in a little worse for wear. The Europeans lost to Sprout in the ESEA tournament earlier in the week, which gives Endpoint a slight form edge as they look to extend their winning streak to five.
Endpoint also has a feel for these big occasions having recently won the ESL Spring Premiership a fortnight ago. This one should be close, but I’m happy to stick with the favourites.
CS:GO Dreamhack – Liquid v Furia
Endpoint to Win @ $1.78
Furia are looking to improve to an outright 2-0 lead atop the Group A standings and I think they look great money to do just that.
These two teams both rank Top 10 in the world rankings, but it’s the Brazilians who have had the edge over their American opponents with three wins in their last four meetings – one of which came on the 9th of May.
With form on their side and Liquid struggling for wins recently, the favourites look good money.
Thursday 21st May
CS:GO WINNERS League – CR4ZY v BIG Academy
Over 26.5 Total Maps @ $1.80
Round 1 of the WINNERS League continues on Thursday morning with CR4ZY listed as the slight favourites in the market despite their recent struggles.
The Europeans are currently ranked 25th overall in the world, but they have lost three of their last five games. That said, BIG has struggled themselves recently with their last win dating all the way back to March 21 in the Divisions League.
Class alone should see CR4ZY win here, but it’s tough to trust them based on their recent performances. The safer bet here seems the Over on the Total Rounds.
CS:GO Home Sweet Home Cup – c0ntact v Syman
Syman to Win @ $2.10
This is one of the first Group C matches in Week 5 of the Home Sweet Home Cup and it looks to be a doozy.
Syman holds an advantage here in terms of overall experience, and although they’ve let me down recently, they do look good value here against a c0ntact team struggling for form.
So far c0ntact has lost nine consecutive games across Flashpoint and ESL competition, leaving them a little under the odds for mine at the current quote.
Wednesday 20th May
CS:GO ESEA – Sprout v Nordavind
Nordavind to Win @ $2.10
Both Nordavind and Sprout are hoping to remain in the Season 34 playoff picture on Wednesday as they prepare for what should be a close battle.
Nordavind sit fourth in the league standings at 3-1, while Sprout can improve from the eighth spot on the ladder by winning their third game.
These two sides currently rank Top 40 in the world and Top 30 in Europe, but I do have to side with Nordavind here as the underdogs based on recent form.
Firstly, Nordavind have won five straight across all tournament play, which includes impressive wins over HAVU and FATE in the BLAST RISING league. Second, Nordavind has also won their last two matches against Sprout rather comfortably, leaving the current price on offer looking a little over the odds.
CS:GO ESL – Tenerife Titans v Reunie
Tenerife to Win @ $1.75
Day 7 of the ESL Benelux Championship continues with both teams looking to become the outright leaders of the tournament standings.
At 5-1, there’s no denying Reunie’s chances in this matchup, but I am having a tough time backing them against a much more experienced Titans team.
Tenerife has played 22 matches to Reunie’s four, and while they did slip up last week in a loss to Sector One, they bounced back with a convincing 16-5 win over Sateliti.
Overall, it’s difficult to disagree with the market here, and with so much on the line, I’d much rather back the current ladder leaders.
Tuesday 19th May
CS:GO Home Sweet Home Cup – Salamander v AGO
Week 5 of the Home Sweet Home Cup begins tonight with a fairly important Group A matchup between Salamander and AGO.
Both of these sides are looking to begin their week in the win column, but I have to side with AGO here with experience on their side. AGO has played 400+ games to Salamander’s 91, while they are also riding a four-match win streak thanks to a pair of impressive victories over Boars in the ESL last week.
CS:GO ESEA – Forbidden v esea open
Over 26.5 TOtal Rounds @ $1.80
Two of the bottom dwellers in Australia’s Premier Division meet this evening with a chance to move a step closer to avoiding relegation.
Forbidden and esea have managed only one win apiece so far in the tournament, and with both teams holding very little in terms of experience, this looks to be a tough matchup to try and pick.
Really, the chances of this one going the distance seem quite high with both teams fighting for survival, so it’s worth taking the Over on the Total Rounds market.
Monday 18th May
CS:GO Blast Rising Quarter Final
– Endpoint v Avez
We’ve got a best of three quarter final in the Counter
Strike Blast Rising series overnight and Endpoint will be looking to capitalise
on a strong group stage performance.
They went 5-1 with a +25 differential to top a tough Group A
and should feel pretty good about their chances of advancing to the semi
Avez went a mediocre 3-3 in Group D although they did win
their final two matches to get into the knockout phase.
It looks like they will just be making up the numbers here
though and I’ll back the much stronger Endpoint side to get the job done
CS:GO Winners League – Singularity
Pact -4.5 Rounds @ $1.95
It’s the start of a new competition in the opening match of
the Counter Strike Winners league and one of these sides comes in very familiar
with that winning feeling.
Pact has been dominant in the last fortnight, winning nine
of their last ten across all competitions, they should have no problems with a
Singluarity team that has been battling in qualifiers and B-Tier tournaments.
I’ll back Pact with a handicap and almost even money here as
they take care of a struggling opponent.
Sunday 17th May
CS:GO ESL (CIS) - Hard Legion v Winstrike
Hard Legion to Win @ $1.95
The CIS Road to Rio has easily been one of the most exciting tournaments to watch unfold over recent weeks, and we should be treated to another top-class match on Sunday between a pair of up and coming sides.
Hard Legion are the outsiders in the market, but I think they represent enormous value here as they look to extend their win streak to five.
The Russians pulled off a big victory over Natus Vincere in this tournament two weeks ago, right before winning two on the trot in the Home Sweet Home Cup.
Take nothing away from Winstrike, but it is difficult to read too much into their 2-0 win over Syman earlier in the week. This is a much tougher test and with some spotty form recently, they look a little under the odds as favourites.
CS:GO ESL (CIS) - Nemiga v Syman
Nemiga to Win @ $1.75
It’s fairly difficult to argue with Nemiga in this battle for fifth-place in the CIS.
Syman is coming off an ugly 2-0 loss to the aforementioned Winstrike earlier in the week and look to be in for another tough fight against a much more experienced Nemiga outfit.
In terms of overall games played, Nemiga has played 326 to Syman’s 157. Nemiga also have better form lines to their name with two wins from their last five in overall competition, compared to Syman who has managed just the one victory.
Saturday 16th May
DOTA2 Movistar Liga Pro Gaming - Midas Club v Omega Gaming
Tie @ $2.10
I think there’s good money on offer for a draw here between two lowly ranked teams that never faced each other before.
Midas and Omega rank outside the Top 200 in the official world rankings and have equally been struggling for form of late.
Midas has won only two of its last 12 games – so you could argue they are a little under the odds – while Omega’s form has been spotty at best with only one win from their last five.
Considering both teams are winless in the Group C standings and both have tied once before in previous play, the likelihood of this one finish all square seems relatively high.
CS:GO ESL (Europe) - G2 v Vitality
Vitality to Win @ $1.72
The Road to Rio heats up on Saturday with a battle between two of the world’s Top 10 ranked sides.
The winner of this game will book their spot in the lower bracket final, but as the odds suggest, it really is a bit of a coin flip.
Vitality have won three in a row and, as a result, are favoured in the market. They’ve been a tough team to beat winning four of their seven games in Group A, while I also like the fact they defeated G2 in their last meeting 2-1 back in the Charleroi Esports finals last year.
Overall, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this one go to three maps, but the favourites make a pretty compelling case.
Friday 15th May
Brisbane Broncos FIFA 20 Challenge - Jack Bird v Andrew McCullough
Jack Bird to Win @ $1.87
I always opt for younger players in these head-to-head elimination tournaments, so I’m siding with Broncos centre Jack Bird on Friday night hoping he has a little more FIFA 20 experienced over his 30-year-old teammate, Andrew McCullough.
The 25-year-old Bird will be playing with Bayern Munich taking on Real Madrid.
In terms of FIFA 20 rankings, there is very little separating these two sides. Both are rated 85 on attack, with Madrid holding a very slight advantage through the midfield and on defence.
Overall, happy to take the even money on offer and back Bird here.
Brisbane Broncos FIFA 20 Challenge - Alex Glenn v Joe Ofahengaue
Joe Ofahengaue to Win @ $2.20
Broncos prop Joe Ofahengaue looks well over the odds at the current quote considering he’s playing with FIFA 20’s highest-rated team, Barcelona.
As mentioned in my previous tip, I also like Ofahengaue here based on his age.
Alex Glenn is the oldest guy playing in the tournament at 31, and in my personal experience, Manchester City are a very beatable side when matched against a top-class defensive outfit that can also spread the ball.
Thursday 14th May
CS:GO BLAST Rising - Apeks v FATE
Apeks to Win @ $1.65
This is a pretty important matchup for FATE and Apeks in terms of the overall playoff picture.
Both teams currently hold losing records in the Group C standings, which explains the even money on offer in the market.
For Apeks, this is a particularly difficult spot as they face a tough game against Japaleno and another against Movistar Riders a few hours later. With that in mind, I do think Apeks represent good value here with a chance to put their first win on the board against a FATE side that has won only two of their last five games.
CS:GO ESL (CIS) - Winstrike v Syman Gaming
Syman to Win @ $1.75
This is the second quarterfinals matchup on the CIS Road to Rio and it looks to be an absolute cracker between two of Europe’s Top 10 sides.
Winstrike and Syman both finished 3-2 in the Group Stage and could easily go the three map distance here. That being said, I do think Syman has a distinct advantage holding a perfect 4-0 record over the Kazakhstani’s.
In case you aren’t totally convinced, Syman are also coming in off back-to-back wins over the always difficult Natus Vincere and PRO100. Winstrike, meanwhile, is looking to snap a two-game skid after losing to Team Spirit last week and BIG in the LOOT.BET Cup.
Wednesday 13th May
CS:GO ESEA - Sprout v Team Endpoint
Endpoint to Win @ $2.00
The Germans take on the Brits in this ESEA matchup with plenty of value on offer.
This is the first game of the tournament for Sprout, but I feel like the bookies are favouring them a little too much in the market.
Endpoint, on the other hand, has played three times in the ESEA already to the tune of a 2-1 record. Better yet, they are also a perfect 2-0 in their previous two meetings against Sprout.
Again, with $2.00 on offer, I’ll happily take the Brits here.
CS:GO Asia Masters - Zero v Invictus
Invictus to Win @ $2.00
Team Zero has a chance to match OneThree atop the regular season standings on Wednesday, but they look to have their hands full with an Invictus side in red-hot form.
These even money matches are often tough to pick, but Invictus might have an advantage coming in off a fairly easy game against Let’s Quit three hours earlier.
Also in Invictus’ favour is the fact they’ve won two from three against Zero. With around $2.00 on offer, this is worth including in your multi.
Tuesday 12th May
CS:GO Master League Portugal - FTW v Exploit
Exploit to Win @ $1.75
It’s fairly difficult to argue with Exploit as the favourites in this Master League Portugal matchup.
One of Portugal’s very own, Exploit has burst onto the scene with a 5-3 record in the tournament – good for fourth in the overall standings.
Better yet, Exploit could actually weave their way into second when Tuesday is all said and done to sit one spot behind the undefeated sAw. FTW, on the other hand, are fighting for a top six spot at 3-5, and with only two wins in their last five matches, it’s hard to see them pulling off an upset here.
CS:GO ESL - PACT v Wisla Krakow
Wisla Krakow to Win @ $2.05
This is a fascinating matchup between two up and coming Polish sides, but there are a few trends that support Wisla’s chances.
These two sides have met six times in the past, but neither has managed to string together back-to-back victories against one another. Wisla, meanwhile, has fared much better winning four of the six and considering they are coming in off back-to-back wins over Cyberwolves, you have to like their chances here at some decent value.
Monday 11th May
DOTA2 OGA PIT - PSG.LSD v VG
PSG to Win @ $1.75
This is an outstanding group stage Grand Final matchup that pits two of the world’s Top 10 teams against one another.
To say PSG have enjoyed a comfortable run up until this point would be putting it lightly. The favourites are a near-perfect 6-2 in the Group A standings, enter this match on the heels of a 2-0 victory over EHOME last week.
Of course, there is something to be said for VG. They defeated PSG themselves in the Upper Bracket Final, but unfortunately, their track record against their fellow countrymen leaves a lot to be desired.
In their last eight meetings, VG has managed to win only three. Considering PSG also ranks No. 1 overall in China, it’s worth playing it safe by backing the favourites.
DOTA2 WEPLAY - Alliance v Liquid
Alliance to Win @ $2.00
I’m happy to take a stab at Alliance here based on their latest 2-0 win over Natus Vincere in the first round of the lower bracket.
Alliance has been simply outstanding in this tournament playing to a 5-1 record in European play and a 10-5 record overall. Team Liquid have been thereabouts sitting third in the European standings, but their latest loss to Team Secret in the Semi’s makes them a little tough to trust at the present time.
Sunday 10th May
CS:GO ESL - Dignitas v Complexity
Complexity to Win @ $1.72
I’m with the favourite in this battle between the bottom dwellers of Group A.
Simply put, Complexity has held Dignitas’ numbers recently having won all eight of their last encounters. The Europeans are also ranked much higher in the world rankings (39th), so the money on offer for Complexity to win seems just about right.
Overwatch - Paris Eternal v Los Angeles Gladiators
First Map/Match Result: Gladiators/Gladiators @ $2.25
It’s really not hard to see why the Gladiators are favoured in this matchup.
Los Angeles is ranked 30th overall in the world, while Paris isn’t even close to ranking inside the Top 150.
The Gladiators have also won back-to-back games over the Valiant and Toronto Defiant, while Eternal is looking to snap a three-game losing streak. With that in mind, it’s likely the Gladiators get off to a fast start in this one and win comfortably.
Saturday 9th May
DOTA2 DPL-CDA - Vici Gaming v Royal Never Give Up
VG to Win @ $1.95
Despite what the odds suggest, I think this could be a difficult spot for RNG coming off what is sure to be a tough battle against PSG.LSD a day earlier.
Speaking of battles, VG came up short to Aster 2-1 on Tuesday, but there’s certainly no shame in losing to one of the world’s best teams.
VG can also find confidence in the fact they’ve won five of their last eight matches against RNG, while they’ve also got a distinct experience advantage having played over 200 games more in overall competition.
Friday 8th May
DOTA2 DPL-CDA - RNG v PSG.LSD
RNG to Win @ $2.10
This is a matchup of the highest order between two of the world’s top three sides and it’s extremely difficult to try and pick a winner.
In their last eight meetings, PSG and RNG have won four apiece, but I’m happy to take RNG here at a price.
The underdogs have defeated KEEN and Aster recently, while they are also coming off a big victory over EHOME earlier in the week.
Last but not least, three of the previous four meetings between these two sides have been won by RNG, so the $2.00 on offer looks great value.
DOTA2 China Professional League - Spark Arrow Gaming v Invictus Gaming
IG to Win @ $1.75
Invictus look good value here against SAG based on the standings.
IG sits fourth in the Group Stage at 4-2, while SAG are in real danger of missing the cut at 1-4.
The bookies are clearly factoring in IG’s back-to-back losses in the DOTA PIT tournament, but it’s worth keeping in mind both defeats came at the hands of Vici and Aster.
It’s also worth remembering that iG is currently ranked seventh in the world and hold a serious experience edge over SAG.
They’ve played nearly 300 more games than their opponents, so the current quote on offer is simply too good to pass up.
Thursday 7th May
CS:GO CLUTCH - Alma Gaming v RED Canids
RED Canids to Win @ $1.80
It looks like there’s easy money to be made on the RED Canids in this Season 2 matchup.
The RED Canids currently occupy the second spot in the regular-season standings and can easily close the gap on the top-placed W7M with a victory over the winless Alma Gaming.
They are also the far more experienced side, having played 84 games to Alma’s 22, so this one could get a little ugly.
CS:GO ESL - Winstrike v Gambit YNG
Gambit to Win @ $2.00
Winstrike has really made their presence felt in on the Road to Rio, but they’re about to meet a Gambit team that has caused nothing but problems for them in the past.
The Russians have defeated the Kazakhstani’s in all five of their previous meetings, making the current odds on a Gambit upset well worth backing.
Before losing to Nemiga earlier in the week, Gambit one three straight – which included a victory over one of the world’s best teams, Forze.
With a great record against Winstrike, I expect them to bounce-back here.
Wednesday 6th May
CS:GO ESEA - Infinity Esports v Big Frames
Infinity to Win @ $1.90
I’m more than willing to take Infinity at their current quote based on Big Frames’ struggles over the last two months.
Infinity were down on their luck through March but have since rebounded strongly to win four of their last six matches across all tournaments. On the flip side, Big Frames lost seven in a row prior to last weeks win over Under 21, leaving them a little under the odds here as the favourites.
DOTA2 Asia Spring Invitational - LGD.international v Strawberry
Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
This Asia Spring Invitational Group A decider match holds plenty of value in store for punters and, based on recent results, it really could go either way.
LGD are coming off a loss to Adroit last week and have won only two of their last four. Likewise, Strawberry fell to Adroit last week themselves before bouncing back to a win over T1 heading into Wednesday’s matchup.
This matchup really is like splitting hairs, so you have to fancy it to go to a third map. Both teams have been up and down over the last two weeks and neither really holds a huge advantage in terms of experience. Over 2.5 seems the safest play.
Tuesday 5th May
CS:GO ESL - forZe v Winstrike
Winstrike to Win @ $2.05
Two sides at opposite ends of the Group A table meet on Tuesday in a game that holds plenty of weight in terms of the overall playoff picture.
Despite their Top 20 spot in the world rankings, forZe has uncharacteristically struggled on the Road to Rio losing their opening two matches of the tournament, while Winstrike has been the surprise packet stringing opening with a perfect 2-0 record.
Considering the class of forZe, it’s no surprise to find them as favourites in the market, but I’m willing to side with the hot hand of the Kazakhstani’s. Winstrike has won their last eight matches in a row, so that’s form worth backing.
CS:GO ESL - Nemiga v Gambit Youngsters
First Map/Match Result: Gambit/Gambit @ $2.20
Gambit has won four of their last five matches in overall tournament play and should go one better here against a Nemiga side a little down on their luck.
Nemiga has lost back-to-back games now across the ESL and the LOOT.BET Cup, and with Gambit adding a recent win over forZe to their resume, I’m finding it pretty difficult to fade the favourites.
Both sides will be eager to improve to 2-1 in the Group A standings, but overall, Gambit’s experience should shine through.
Monday 4th May
CS:GO ESL - mousesports v G2
mousesports to Win @ $1.87
This is a massive game for mousesports as they look to improve from the seventh spot in the Group B standings of the European qualifiers.
As the market suggests, both teams are extremely tough to fault ranking Top 10 in the world rankings, but I think mousesports are the ones to bet on here. They’ll be battle-tested from Saturday’s matchup against FaZe and should also sense the importance of this match with a chance to make up ground.
Sunday 3rd May
LOL European Masters Spring - mousesports v Fnatic Rising
mousesports to Win @ $1.87
Fnatic and mousesports both play twice on Sunday, which probably favours the team with more experience.
Both sides are heavy favourites in their opening matchup respectively, but if there’s still even money on offer for this one on Sunday, it’s worth back mousesports. They’ve won three of their last five at time of publish and also hold an edge in terms of overall games played compared to their opponents.
DOTA2 China Professional League - RNG v Team Aster
Aster to Win @ $2.55
The market suggests RNG should have no trouble taking care of Aster in this group matchup, but after digging a little deeper, I think I can make a case for the underdogs here.
Aster are coming off a tough matchup against SAG less than 24 hours earlier, so how they respond to that will be vitally important. That said, Aster has won their last two meetings against RNG and are only one game behind the table leaders in the round-robin standings.
All in all, this is a battle between two of the world’s Top 20 sides, so anything can happen. With some victories over RNG already in hand though, I like the price on offer.
Saturday 2nd May
CS:GO ESL - mousesports v FaZe
Faze to Win @ $1.80
This is shaping up to be another exciting edition in the rivalry between mousesports and the FaZe Clan, and with almost even money on offer, it’s more than worth betting on for entertainment purposes alone.
FaZe currently sits undefeated atop the Group B standings as they look to move one step closer to Rio. mousesports, on the other hand, has plenty of work to do sitting seventh at 1-2 behind the Copenhagen Flames.
There’s always plenty to divulge whenever these two Top 10 ranked teams get together, but for me, this one is a bit of a no-brainer. mousesports has won only three of their last four matches in overall competition, while FaZe has been cruising along nicely with four straight victories.
It wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see this game go to a third map, but overall, FaZe’s class should see them over the line.
DOTA2 China Professional League - Team Aster v Spark Arrow Gaming
Aster to Win @ $1.78
It’s been a rough go for SAG in the group stage having now lost all three of their matches, and things aren’t about to get any easier with a game against the world’s No. 12 ranked team ahead on Saturday.
Aster will be looking to improve to 5-2 in the standings with a bounce-back win. They lost to PSG.LSD 1-2 last time out, but should feel more than confident here knowing they have 228 games worth of experience to SAG’s 78.
It is worth keeping in mind these are two of China’s Top 10 ranked teams however, so while the price isn’t anything to get crazy about, taking Aster straight-up is the safest play.
Friday 1st May
DOTA2 Isolation Cup - TEMPO v team Solid
Team Solid to Win @ $1.83
Team Solid are looking to bounce back in their second match of the Isolation Cup Qualifier after losing 2-0 to FTM 2.0 earlier in the week.
The current money on offer suggests it’ll be a difficult task, but considering these two teams are both relatively new to the scene, I’m willing to take the $1.90 on offer. TEMPO, on the other hand, are looking to kick things off with a win, but with only six games worth of experience to their name, they might find this one hard going.
CS:GO ESL - Syman Gaming v Hard Legion Esports
HLE to Win @ $1.92
This is one of the first matchups in the ESL’s CIS Road to Rio tournament and it looks to be a cracker.
Syman and HLE will both sense the importance of starting their campaign off on a high note with the always competitive Natus Vincere in the same bracket, but as far as the betting goes, I’m going to side with the Russians.
HLE finished second in the HomeSweetHome Week 4 Open Qualifier and have also enjoyed some good form of late winning three of their last four. Syman are much higher up overall in the world rankings, but haven’t won a qualifier since early March.
Thursday 30th April
CS:GO ELISA Invitational - ENCE v GODSENT
GODSENT to Win @ $1.95
The early stages of the Elisa Invitational continue here with a Group A matchup between ENCE and GODSENT.
ENCE are coming in off a difficult ESL Pro League Season where they finished towards the very bottom in the S-Tier, while GODSENT has a bit more to feel good about having won the DreamHack Masters European Qualifier last week.
Form never counts for much in these tournaments, but GODSENT’s purple patch is worth paying attention to. They’ve won six of their last seven matches dating back to March 22, compared to an ENCE team that has won only two from five during the same time frame.
CS:GO ELISA Invitational - ENCE v Dignitas
First to 5 Maps: Ence @ $1.75
ENCE are favourites in this Group A matchup but I think there might be more value elsewhere in the First to 5 Rounds market.
Depending on how their earlier matchup against GODSENT goes, ENCE should take some confidence into this game knowing they have experience on their side. Dignitas hasn’t played in a Qualifier since 2018 and although they are a well-recognised team, the recent form of ENCE as mentioned earlier should offer them a chance to turn things around.
Wednesday 29th April
CS:GO eFire Cup - Keep the Comms Up v ETHEREAL
ETHEREAL to Win @ $2.30
I quite like ETHEREAL’s chances here in this lower-bracket final. This is a difficult spot for KTCU with a second game ahead later in the day against District 7 in the ESEA. ETHEREAL are also a much more experienced team on paper having played 66 games to KTCU’s five. The favourites seem a little under the odds in this scenario, and with a big game later on, I’m willing to back their minds being elsewhere.
CS:GO ESEA - Keep the Comms Up v District 7
KTCU to Win @ $1.75
Season 34 of the North American season gets underway here with what looks to be a very evenly matched battle. KTCU are the slight favourites in the market and I think they look good money for a victory in their second match of the day. After facing ETHEREAL in the lower bracket final of the eFire Master League, they should bring their A-game to this contest and prove tough to beat.
Tuesday 28th April
DOTA2 WEPLAY - Natus Vincere v Team Spirit
Spirit to Win @ $1.90
Fascinating battle here between two teams ranked inside the world’s Top 50. Natus Vincere are a household name that often comes up clutch in these big-time battles, but their form this month suggests they could have their hands full with Spirit. NG has won only four of their 10 games so far, while Spirit has been quite the opposite winning two of their last three. It wouldn’t exactly be an upset, but I’ll take the underdogs here at a price.
Monday 27th April
LOL – SUP vs AUR
SUP 3-0 @ $2.00
Dark Passage awaits the winner of this Quarterfinals matchup in the Semi’s and it looks as though SuperMassive will be extremely tough to beat.
The favourites cruised through February with three straight victories and are now hoping to bounce-back from a 1-0 loss to the top seed 1907 Fenerbahce on Monday.
Aurora hasn’t been disgraced through the early stages but their 7-9 record makes them difficult to trust. They do hold an experience edge here, but considering SuperMassive holds an impressive win-rate of 73.3%, the favourites should win this comfortably.
Sunday 26th April
LOL – Infinity Esports v Isurus
Isurus to Win @ $1.90
Group Stage 2 of the LLA tournament continues on Sunday with a battle between third and fourth.
Both of these teams sit at 2-2 in the standings, but I’m feeling pretty confident in an Isurus victory here with three wins from their last five.
They came up short 1-0 to All Knights earlier in the week but this is a team that consistently bounces back from a loss in style. Isurus also has an extra 39 games worth of experience to their name over Infinity, so I’ll take a crack at them head-to-head.
Saturday 25th April
Overwatch – Seoul Dynasty v Hangzhou Spark
HZS +1.5 @ $2.10
Seoul Dynasty are the heavy favourites sitting atop the League Standings, but they’ve certainly struggled in recent times whenever they come face-to-face with Hangzhou.
The Spark have won three of their four matches against Dynasty, the most recent of which came last September in the Season 2 playoffs. Hangzhou hasn’t quite been the same since then, but they could be worth a look in the handicap market to at least keep this close.
Overwatch – Chengdu Hunters v New York Excelsior
NYE to Win 3-1 @ $3.00
The only real question here is New York by how much?
The Excelsior sit fourth in the league standings at 5-1, which is more than can be said for the Hunters sitting 16th at 3-5. New York also ranks 16th in the world and fifth in North America, so this should be a fairly comfortable victory for them.
Friday 24th April
DOTA2 EGB Arena Of Blood – Aggressive Mode v FlyToMoon 2.0
Aggressive Mode to Win 2-1 @ $3.40
Aggressive Mode will be looking to kick off their Arena of Blood campaign with a win on Friday, but they face a tough FlyToMoon team that breezed through the qualifiers with wins over F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Veni Vidi Vici.
FlyToMoon did lose 2-1 in their opening round match against Extremum however, so it’s already becoming clear that this tournament might be a bit beyond them. Aggressive Mode will be coming off a game against EXTREMUM on Thursday, and they also hold an experience edge having played 50 more games than FlyToMoon.
CS:GO LOOT.BET – Hard Legion v Nemiga
Nemiga to Win @ $1.90
Nemiga look a little over the odds here in this Round 5 matchup of Season 6.
The Belarus team ranks 40th in the world and sixth overall in Eastern Europe, while Hard Legion sits dead even at 200 in the world and 32. Nemiga aren’t always the most consistent side to bet on head-to-head, but they have won their last two matches across the ESL and LOOT.BET Tournaments, so they’re worth backing against a Hard Legion side that has lost three of their last four.
Thursday 23rd April
CS:GO ESL South America – Isurus v Imperial
Imperial to Win @ $1.95
Day 1 on the Road to Rio gets underway with this very evenly matched battle between Isurus and Imperial.
These two sides both rank inside the Top 60 in the world rankings, but I’m willing to stick with the Brazilians here and back Imperial to win outright.
Isurus has had a difficult month so far losing back-to-back games, while Imperial has been on the opposite end of a two match winning streak. Imperial also finished March 6-2 in all competition and their overall 66% win-rate stands out as another big plus.
Tip: Back Imperial to Win @ $1.95
CS:GO eFire Master League Season 2 – Thunder Logic v Trivium
First Map/Match Result - Trivium/Trivium @ $2.20
This is the first matchup in Group B of Season 2 and the bookies appear to be having a tough time separating both sides in the market.
Trivium are the side I’m siding with here based on a couple of important factors. Form doesn’t count for much in these tournaments, but Trivium has won three games on the trot including a victory over Faint Gaming in the qualifiers.
Thunder Logic, on the other hand, are coming in off an ESEA Season 3 loss to blood, sweat and tears and have currently lost four of their last five games.
The world rankings also favour the 110th rank Trivium, so this looks like good money for them to make a statement.
Tip: First Map/Match Result – Trivium/Trivium @ $2.20
Wednesday 22nd April
DOTA2 Sector – Team Unique v Cyber Legacy
Unique to Win @ $1.80
This Group A decider match is tough to line up between two teams that are still trying to make a name for themselves in minor tournaments.
Unique won 2-1 when they faced Cyber in the opening round, and although this could easily go to a decisive third map yet again, I think it’s worth sticking with them to advance.
Cyber has won only six of their 16 matches so far this month and it’s tough to read too much into their 2-0 win over Empire Hope.
Tip: Back Unique to Win @ $1.80
CS:GO LOOT.BET - pro100 v Espada
pro100 to Win @ $1.90
This Round 4 match in the low bracket should be a good one between two up and coming Russian sides.
Pro100 won 2-1 in Round 3 over AGO while ESPADA won due to a SMASH forfeit. Both teams failed to win in Rounds 1 and 2, which explains the even money on offer head to head.
Despite what the market might suggest though, I’m willing to stick with pro100 in this instance. They’re the 40th rank team in the world and are playing an Espada team that sits at 58-57 lifetime.
Tip: Back pro100 to Win @ $1.90
Tuesday 21st April
DOTA2 Sigul Pro League – Team Empire Hope v Aggressive Mode
Aggresive Mode to Win @ $1.75
The playoffs of the Sigul Pro League get underway here with Empire Hope and Aggressive Mode playing for a spot in the upper bracket final against either Viking.gg or EXTREMUM.
Both teams finished the group stages 3-1, hence the even money on offer in the market. Really though, this is a battle between two sides with very different resumes between them.
Empire Hope holds the edge in terms of experience here having played 113 games to Aggressive’s 58. Empire has been highly successful during this time winning just over 54% of their matches, which puts them in a good spot to move further into the tournament.
Tip: Back Aggressive Mode to Win @ $1.75
DOTA2 Illusion Spring – Gorrilaz-Pride v Infamous
Infamous to Win @ $1.80
The group stages of the Illusion Spring tournament continue to offer up some serious value, as is the case here between two of Peru’s foremost sides.
Infamous holds a class edge over Gorillaz with a better strike rate and more experience on their side. Infamous ranks 38th in the world and has enjoyed a fast start to the month winning three of their four matches.
Gorillaz is capable of an upset here, but they do face another tough matchup only two hours later again paiN. With a big 24 hours ahead, it’s worth taking the favourites outright.
Tip: Back Infamous to Win @ $1.80
Monday 20th April
CS:GO HUYA Darkhorse League – Invictus v Zero.TSG
Invictus to Win @ $1.62
I’m finding it fairly difficult to argue with the market in this Darkhorse matchup.
Invictus, the No. 52 ranked team in the world, are the heavy favourites taking on a TSG side that doesn’t even rank inside the Top 100. The odds aren’t anything to get too crazy about, but a straight-up Invictus win is worth including in a multi.
Tip: Back Invictus to Win @ $1.62
CS:GO DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 – Chiefs Esports vs Rooster
Chiefs to Win @ $1.95
It’s an all-out battle between two Aussie teams this afternoon in the Qualifying round of the DreamHack Masters.
Both sides have been a little hit and miss over the last month, but I do think the Chiefs are a little over the odds at their current quote with experience on their side.
Chiefs have played over 300 matches, which compared to Rooster and their 47, is a huge advantage in tournaments like these. The Chiefs also hold a win-rate of close to 60%, so I think they’ll take some beating here at a decent price.
Tip: Back Chiefs to Win @ $1.95
Sunday 19th April
Chinese Dota Professional League
– Vici Gaming vs PSG
Maps @ $1.87
All signs point to this matchup being a phenomenal clash
between two very talented teams.
There is no way this match doesn’t go this distance with
both sides looking very good in the lead up to this one.
For some reason backing overs is at the same price as unders
which seems like a perfect value bet.
Chinese Dota Professional League
– Invictus Gaming v Newbee
2-0 @ $2.25
Invictus might not be in the best form but anything less
than a shutout win over Newbee would be a stunner.
Last week in this competition they shut out Newbee coming
away with a 2-0 win and backing up from a tough game against PSG on Saturday
should see them firing here.
Saturday 18th April
Chinese Dota Professional League
– PSG vs Invictus Gaming
Win @ $1.87
This will be the fifth meeting between these sides and
fourth in the last month, with PSG holding an edge in the head to head tally.
On March 30 these sides met in this tournament with PSG
coming away with a 2-1 win although Invictus got their first head to head victory
a couple of days later.
In a straight up pick, which is what the market has this one
as, it’s hard to ignore PSG’s overall form leading into this one, winning five
of their last six matches in all competitions, four of which were to nil.
Chinese Dota Professional League
– Team Aster v EHome
Win @ $1.80
Aster looks like it is finally getting back on track after a
rough spell and looks way over the odds as a slight favourite over Ehome.
Having taken two of their last three, and defeating some
strong opposition in both of those matches, they will never had a better opportunity
to beat Ehome for the first time.
Friday 17th April
CS:GO – Zigma v Tiger
Zigma to Win @ $1.87
Two up and coming teams face off in the Dreamhack Masters
Spring Qualifying Series so we should be able to find some value in a market
that is split right down the middle.
Zigma’s first appearance in the Stay at Home Cup last
weekend yielded a second place and I like their chances against a Tiger side
whose resume is not exactly confidence inspiring.
There was a lot to like about how Zigma went in their debut,
winning through to the Championship Round from the Lower Bracket and going down
in a close one to Invictus Gaming.
BTS Pro Series – Boom v T1
Boom Esports to Win 2-0 @ $1.80
This one should be a (metaphorical) bloodbath as this is one
of the biggest mismatches I’ve seen in the last month.
Boom has massively underachieved in this tournament and
after a couple of days to regroup, I like their chances to come back and crush T1
in this encounter.
If Boom wants to claw its way up the ladder of the Group
Stage, it’s now or never and I’ll back them to pick up a vital win.
Thursday 16th April
Dota 2 – Fnatic v Boom Esports
Over 2.5 Maps @ $2.50
Fnatic is getting plenty of respect for their recent run of
form, taking seven of their last eight matches, six of which were won to nil.
Boom won’t go down easily though with plenty of confidence
boosting results into the build up to this tournament.
While it’s a step too far to back a major upset here (&
Fnatic is probably a bit short even with their recent form), there is value to
be had backing this contest to go the distance as Boom should give them a good
run for their money.
CS:GO – SJ Gaming v Veto Esports
Veto to Win @ $2.75
There’s value on offer for a Veto upset going off the form lines
for these teams.
SJ dropped its final two matches in their last outing and
their confidence has to have taken a bit of a hit there.
Veto on the other hand has the confidence of scrapping
through some of their more recent matches and I like the value on offer for
them to pick up a victory in this tournament.
Wednesday 15th April
Dota2 – Neon Esports v LGD.int
Neon Esports to Win @ $2.10
The Upper Bracket semi finals get underway here with Neon
and LGD facing off after finishing on top of their respective groups.
LGD dominated a much easier Group A and Neon survived a proper
scrap fight in Group B which saw every team separated by just three points.
I’ll back an upset here as the battle tested side gets on
CS:GO – Japaleno v Nordavind Bo
Japaleno to Win @ $1.70
The good news is that one of the losing streaks will come to
an end in this matchup.
Japaleno has lost its last four and Nordavind has lost its
last three and by the looks of it, this one is going to go down to the wire.
Nordavind had a victory in a different competition yesterday
but I can’t see that continuing into this format today.
Tuesday 14th April
CS:GO - Movistar Riders v Syman Bo
Game 1: Rounds Handicap – Movistar -3.5 @ $2.00
Movistar took out the first meeting between these two over
the weekend in another competition quite comfortably and they should have
little trouble making it two from two here tonight.
Both teams will need a big rebound after losing their first
two pool matches in this competition last week though and Movistar just looks
better positioned to get on a hot streak.
Overall Syman has won just two of their last six matches and
I’m happy to take them on in the handicap market.
CS:GO - Virtus.pro v Spirit
Virtus to Win @ $1.80
The other Pool A matchup from the Home Sweet Home Cup looks
like it should be a fairly even contest between these two.
It will be the first time they have met since September 2019
where Spirit took out a win but it’s hard to see this match following that same
Spirit had their winning streak come to an end and in Esports,
form is nothing if not fickle, so I’ll back Virtus to come away with a victory.
Sunday 12th April
Sunday April 12th, 10:00am
Overwatch - League
This is a best of five between Dallas and Washington that is shaping up to be very evenly matched.
The Fuel currently sit dead last in the Pacific Conference at 1-3, while the Justice aren’t faring much better at 2-6 in the Atlantic. Therefore, with very little other than bragging rights on the line, it’s probably worth sticking with the maps market – even if the value isn’t anything to get excited about.
Tip: Under 4.5 Maps @ $1.60
Hard Legion Esports
Sunday April 12th, 7:55pm
CS:GO - LOOT.BET
Espada look a little over the odds in this Round 2 match against a struggling Hard Legion side.
Espada is coming off a very successful month of March where they won six of their seven matches, while HLE is playing its second game in less than 24 hours following Saturday’s game against Apeks.
Tip: Back Hard Legion to Win @ $2.05
Saturday 11th April
Royal Never Give Up
Saturday April 11th, 6:00pm
China DOTA2 Professional League
Week 2 of China’s Professional League continues tonight with a battle between two of the world’s top ranked teams.
RNG are the underdogs winning 2-0 shutout over SAG yesterday, and at that kind of price, I’m willing to roll the dice. RNG ranks second in the world and lost only two matches last month, while VG’s 6-6 record in March left a lot to be desired.
VG also faces a tough schedule ahead with a game Aster on Sunday before a rematch against RNG next week. VG holds a perfect 2-0 record in the tournament so far, but I think their minds could be elsewhere this time around.
Tip: Back RNG to Win @ $2.10
Saturday April 11th, 6:00pm
LOL - LCK Spring 2020
This LCK match holds plenty of value between two tournament cellar dwellers.
Both teams have won only five matches each so far, but as the market suggests, Hanwha are the team to bet on with form to their name.
APL has lost five straight matches in the tournament with their last win coming back on April 4. Hanwha, meanwhile, won 2-0 over Afreeca Frecs last week and has also played significantly fewer tournaments since the month started.
Tip: Back Hanwha to Win @ $1.75
Friday 10th April
Friday April 10th, 1:30am
CS:GO - Cyber Cup
This is another Group B matchup in the Cyber Cup that looks a little too one-sided.
Both teams lost their opening match to fall behind in the standings, but I think SMASH is being seriously undervalued in the market at the $2.00 odds.
Smash ranks 47th in the world and has a win rate just under 60%. Nordavind, on the other hand, ranks 66th and has won only 51% of their matches. A lot of this obviously depends on the map, but an early tournament upset wouldn’t be the least bit surprising.
Tip: Back Smash to Win @ $2.10
Friday April 10th, 2:25am
CS:GO - ESL
There isn’t a whole lot of value on offer today but I really can’t see how this one doesn’t go to three maps.
Astralis is favoured heavily in the market but it’s worth keeping in mind mousesports is the No. 2 ranked side in the world. The Germans also sit atop the Stage 2 standings with nine points to their name and feature three players inside the Top 30 in K/D ratio in the ESL.
On the other hand, Astralis does rank third in the world and features four players in the Top 30 themselves. This is a heavyweight battle of the highest order, so I wouldn’t expect either team to go down without a fight.
Tip: Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
Friday April 10th, 2:25am
CS:GO - ESL
I can confidently build a case around fnatic as a decent upset chance here.
The Swedes currently rank fourth in the world and hold a 65% win-rate, but perhaps most impressively, they are also tied on points with mousesports in the Stage 2 standings.
Natus Vincere is a class outfit, but they came away empty-handed on Wednesday in 2-0 loss to mousesports. Fnatic beat mousesports 2-0 themselves on the same day, so overall, there isn’t as much between these two sides as the current market suggests.
Tip: Back fnatic to Win @ $2.10
Thursday 9th April
ASUS Rog Elite
Thursday April 9th, 2:00am
LoL - European Masters
Neither of these teams are particularly experienced in terms of overall games played – which probably explains the stalemate in the market.
Where eSuba does hold the advantage though is in the wins column. The Czech’s own a 63% win-rate to ARE’s 38.9, which again, probably explains why eSuba is ranked 86th in the world and ASE aren’t even inside the Top 100.
This is also a vitally important game for eSuba as they hope to keep pace with the undefeated Team GamerLegion in the Group A standings. ARE, meanwhile, is coming off a pair of disappointing 0-1 losses, so I think all signs point towards a strong showing from eSuba.
Tip: Back eSuba to Win @ $1.87
Thursday April 9th, 8:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
This is a massive battle in the first round of the Season 1 playoffs between two teams that rank Top 10 in the North American rankings.
Cloud9 find themselves as slight underdogs in the market, but I really don’t think there is as much separating these two sides as the bookies are suggesting.
Cloud9 lost only one of their seven games last month, while Gen.G went 4-2. Both teams failed to fire in the Group Grand Final’s of Phase 2, but overall, Cloud9 has been the better team in the tournament racking up 125 total points to Gen.G’s 80.
Tip: Back Cloud9 to Win @ $2.10
Thursday April 9th, 5:00pm
DOTA2 - Amadeus Cup
This is another value-packed matchup from Group B that holds enormous weight with both teams still searching for their first win of the tournament.
This is a really big day for Cignal as they square off against Neon in the early time slot followed by another all-important game against Reality not long after. Typically speaking, teams that play twice in one day tend to struggle in the first matchup, so with that in mind, I’ll happily take Neon here at the current quote.
In case you aren’t convinced, Neon is also the 38th ranked team in the world, which spells bad news for a Cignal team that finished 3-4-2 in the month of March.
Tip: Back Neon to Win @ $2.10
Wednesday 8th April
Wednesday April 8th, 2:00am
CS:GO - ESL
Stage 2 of Season 11 continues here with a fascinating matchup between the top two ranked teams in the world.
Both teams hold six points to their name as they look to keep pace with Fnatic in the standings and move closer to booking a spot in the playoffs. To make things even more complicated though, both teams are also coming off 2-1 victories yesterday.
The chances of this game going to a decisive third map seem pretty high considering how little separates the two on the stat sheet. Both teams face big matches in the next two days and will sense the importance of this one, so I expect them to leave everything on the line.
Tip: Over 2.5 Maps @ $1.87
Wednesday April 8th, 4:00pm
CS:GO - NEX Play From Home
There is still $20,000 up for grabs in the NEX Play From Home League and I’m happy to take a stab on Big Time Regal Gaming to win this Group A match comfortably.
BTRG won nine of their 15 matches last month and are also ranked 104th in the world. That mightn’t seem like much, but next to a Huat Zai team that finished last month 3-3 and is currently unranked, it’s good form to go by.
Tip: Correct Score – BTRG to Win 2-0 @ $3.00
Wednesday April 8th, 8:00pm
CS:GO - Cyber Cup
The opening round of the My Cyber Cup gets underway on Wednesday with a fairly even looking matchup between two Group B participants, Nordavind and Team Heretics.
While these two teams should play out a fairly close battle, I’m happy to take on Nodavind as the favourites here and back the form of Heretics to continue.
Heretics has won five matches on the trot including a 2-1 win over Nordavind on Sunday. They’ve also won six of their eight matches through the month of March, which stacks up well against a Nordavind team that has lost three of its last four.
Tip: Back Team Heretics to Win @ $1.95
Tuesday 7th April
Tuesday April 7th, 11:00am
CS:GO - ESEA
There’s nothing more than bragging rights on the line in this seventh-place decider of the Advanced Division.
Both teams lost 2-1 respectively in Round 5 of the lower bracket, but with even money on offer, I’m looking to take Big Chillin for a win.
Season 33 hasn’t gone to plan for either team, but Big Chillin can take confidence in the fact they’ve managed to win at least one map in all five of their previous matches. Neither teas win-rate is anything to brag about, so with a chance to improve and end the season on the high note, it’s Big Chillin for me.
Tip: Back Big Chillin to Win @ $1.87
Tuesday April 7th, 1:00pm
DOTA2 - Amadeus Cup
The Group stage of the Amadeus Cup continues tonight and I’m happy to follow the money with Neon at a very handy price.
Neon finished second in the Southeast Asia Qualifier last month and third in the minor Blue Flame Cup. Equation, on the other hand, is a relatively new team on the scene and they’ll likely also have their mind elsewhere with a second matchup against Cignal Ultra to follow two hours later.
Tip: Back Neon Esports to Win @ $1.75
Tuesday April 7th, 10:25pm
CS:GO - ESL
There’s more action on offer in the ESL tonight between two side at opposite ends of the Stage 2 standings.
Fnatic have taken six points from their two Stage 2 matches so far against FaZe Clan and Astralis, while OG is still searching for their first win after losing to mousesports and NAVI over the last two days.
Like a lot of these matchups, Fnatic is the more experienced side having played 622 games to OG’s 18. Their 59% win-rate is also impressive, which makes me little worried about an OG side that has played once already today.
Tip: Correct Score – fnatic 2-0 @ $2.50
Monday 6th April
Monday April 6th, 2:00am
LOL - LEC Spring Playoffs
Rogue looks very undervalued in the market here as the more experienced team of the two.
The underdogs have played 73 games to Misfits’ 37 and are also coming off back-to-back wins over exceL at time of publish. The Misfits has won only two of their last five, so the price on offer for Rogue is well worth taking.
Tip: Back Rogue to Win @ $2.15
Sunday 5th April
Sunday April 5th, 5:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
Flashpoint Season 1 continues on Sunday with a fascinating Group B lower-bracket final matchup between Gen. G and Dignitas.
A trip to the Grand Final to face MIBR is up for grabs here, but after both sides failed to fire in this exact spot during Phase 1, it’s a little difficult to trust either team.
Gen. G is the more experienced team, but I did like the look of Dignitas during their 2-1 victory over Orgless earlier in the week – especially after losing the first map. Gen. G, meanwhile, failed to capitalise after winning the first map against MIBR on Thursday going on to lose 2-1.
There’s some real value on offer here for Dignities here in Game 1 so I’ll take them to put the pressure on the favourites.
Tip: Dignitas to Win Round 1 (+1) @ $1.90
Sunday April 5th, 6:00pm
DOTA2 - Professional League
More than happy to take Invictus here at the current quote after winning four of their last five matches.
When you place these two teams side by side, Invictus has played 165 more matches than KEEN and has 98 more wins to their name. KEEN also lost 2-1 to Aster in the Minor China Qualifier way back in February – the last time they played.
Invictus is a very experienced team that finished fifth/sixth in Season 1 of the Dota2 Professional League month after winning the ESL One Los Angeles Qualifier in February. Getting this kind of price for them is too good to pass up.
Tip: Back Invictus to Win @ $1.87
Saturday 4th April
Derrick Jones Jr
Saturday April 4th, 3:00am
NBA 2K20 Tournament
Punters have come in droves for Devin Booker in the outright market and that has seen Kevin Durant drift a little in his first-round matchup against Derrick Jones Jr.
There really isn’t any form to go on with these 2K matchups, but how can you pass up the No. 1 seed at $1.95? Durant is an OG 2K player dating way back, and knowing how competitive he is, it’s likely KD takes this tournament pretty seriously.
Tip: Back Kevin Durant to Win @ $1.95
Saturday April 4th, 3:00am
NBA 2K20 Tournament
This is by far one of the most interesting first-round matchups between two long-time NBA centers.
I’m going to side with Boogie here as the short-priced favourite and I’m basing my argument entirely on the fact he’s had much more time to prepare.
Cousins was waived by the Lakers way back in February and failed to sign with a team due to problems away from the court. You could almost say he’s been in isolation ever since, and I expect Boogie turned to 2K more often than not to fill in some time.
Tip: Back DeMarcus Cousins to Win @ $1.75
Saturday April 4th, 3:00am
NBA 2K20 Tournament
Also happy to take Whiteside here as the underdog against Pat Beverley.
It’s worth factoring in the players’ age in some of these matchups, so I think if we’re going to see an upset it’ll be between these two 30-year-olds.
Whiteside should also be in his element here since, yknow… he doesn’t have to be a team player.
Tip: Back Hassan Whiteside to Win @ $2.08
Friday 3rd April
Friday April 3rd, 2:30am
DOTA2 - Stayhome Challenge
There’s some outstanding value on offer in this Group B matchup between two teams looking to get their first win on the board of the Stayhome Challenge.
Both teams are rather inexperienced, but I do think this matchup favours Prodigy with a fairly even game against Gentlemen being played on Thursday night. That’s a quick turnaround for the team and they also have an ESL game in the One Los Angeles league ahead on Saturday. I’m tipping their minds might be elsewhere here.
Tip: Back VP. Prodigy to Win @ $1.90
Friday April 3rd, 3:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
A spot in the lower bracket final of Group C is up for grabs in what is shaping up to be a fairly even contest between Chaos and FunPlus Phoenix.
FPX has played only two matches so far in their short history, losing 2-1 to Cloud 9 before winning against Orgless last week due to a forfeit.
Chaos, on the other hand, is coming off a pair of losses, although it’s worth keeping in mind this team has over 200 games worth of experience to their name.
The bookies are clearly siding with FPX here, but I’ve found experience often does the talking in these scenarios. Chaos beat Gen. G 2-0 a fortnight ago to start Season 1 with a bang, so I think they’re a good bet to bounce back.
Tip: Back Chaos to Win @ $1.95
Thursday 2nd April
Thursday April 2nd, 3:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
The winner of this lower bracket matchup will go on to meet either Gen. G or MIBR in the Grand Final, and I’m happy to back history to repeat itself in the form of an Orgless upset.
These two sides met in the lower bracket final of Group C in Phase 1 in what turned out to be a memorable Orgless 2-1 victory. Neither side looked particularly impressive in Round 1 of Phase 2, so it’s tough to feel entirely confident in Dignitas as the favourite.
Orgless should also take some confidence away from their 2-1 loss to Cloud9 in the Grand Final of Group C. This will be a close matchup, but I think this is a solid underdog bet.
Tip: Back Orgless to Win @ $2.05
Thursday April 2nd, 6:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
A spot in the Group B Grand Final is up for grabs here and it looks as though we could have a fairly even fight on our hands.
Gen. G won 2-0 over Dignitias in Round 1 of the upper bracket, while MIBR also shutout Orgless 2-0 to book a spot in the final. Overall though, I’m finding it hard to back against the favourites in this scenario as MIBR comes in white hot after beating 100 Thieves 2-0 in the ESL Pro League yesterday.
Like many other recent matchups, this is another one that favours experience over recent form. MIBR has played 251 matches to Gen. G’s 19, so I think the $1.70 is hard to ignore.
Tip: Back MIBR to Win @ $1.72
Spark Arrow Gaming
Thursday April 2nd, 10:00pm
DOTA2 - Chinese DOTA2 Professional Association
I’ve had some success backing the favourites in DOTA recently and I think this is another good spot to cash in.
Spark is the in-form team ahead of this Week 2 matchup and they should take plenty of confidence away from their 2-0 shutout of PSG.LGD on Monday. Ocean, meanwhile, was on the opposite end of a 2-0 defeat to EHOME on the same day, while Spark’s 68% win-rate leaves them looking a little over the odds.
Tip: Back Spark to Win @ $1.72
Wednesday 1st April
Wednesday April 1st, 2:00am
CS:GO - Telia Esports
This shapes up as a profitable spot for Conquer bettors as they take on a NYYRIKKI side looking to bounce back from their 5-16 loss to VETO in Week 2.
Conquer has played only one match so far in the Telia competition which they lost 15-19 to Vertigo.
Even so, this is a very experienced team that finished third in the Elisa Viihde Spring Challenge Qualifiers last month playing a NYYRIKKI team that hasn’t won any prize-money since 2018.
Last but not least, NYYRIKKI also plays twice on Wednesday with a matchup against CRAZYCOCO scheduled for later in the evening. I’ll happily take the short odds on Conquer here and bank on NYYRIKI’s maybe being a little distracted.
Tip: Back Conquer to Win @ $1.60
Wednesday April 1st, 6:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
The Phase 2 Group A upper-bracket final gets underway on Wednesday and I’m more than happy to back the short-priced HAVU team to return to the Grand Final.
HAVU lost 2-0 to MAD in the Group A Grand Final in Phase 1, but they simply look a class above the Envy team with experience on their side.
Envy has played only 80 matches to HAVU’s 320 and is fresh from a hard-fought 2-1 battle against Cloud 9 in Round 1. HAVU, meanwhile, has won three of its four matches so far in Season 1 and I think the $1.60 about them is worth including in your multi.
Tip: Back HAVU to Win @ $1.62
Wednesday April 1st, 8:00pm
DOTA 2 - China DOTA2 Professional League
Season 2 of the China DOTA2 Professional League gets underway with what looks to be an interesting Week 1 matchup between KEEN and CDEC.
KEEN will be hoping to improve on its 4-5 record in Season 1, and while backing a CDEC upset might look tempting, there is a significant class difference between these two sides.
CDEC won Season 2 of the Asia Communication League and was invited to play in the Professional League, but they haven’t played in a major tournament since 2016.
KEEN, on the other hand, won the ESL One Mumbai last year (a major tournament) before the Asian Masters League Season 3. Overall, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if CDEC put up a fight, but KEEN has played nearly 200 games more than CDEC, so their experience should get the job done.
Tip: Back KEEN GAMING to Win @ $1.75
Tuesday 31st March
Tuesday March 31st, 12:30pm
CS:GO - ESEA
I’m happy to take the timbermen for an upset in this lower bracket matchup after taking a closer look at their recent form.
Polar Ace has only one win to their name in Advanced Season 33 and is coming off a 2-0 shutout at the hands of Buffdaddy’s Paypal on Sunday. The timbermen, meanwhile, have won two straight over Dogs of War and Big Chillin and have also won the second-most maps in the competition.
Tip: Back timbermen to Win @ $2.20
Tuesday March 31st, 7:00pm
LOL - Challenger Korea
Element Mystic is the odds-on favourite in this Week 6 matchup, but I really don’t think there is as much between the two sides as the current market suggests.
The favourites are coming off an upset 2-1 loss to OZ Gaming last week while Spear picked up a big win over Seorabeol on Friday. As we’ve seen, form sometimes doesn’t count for much in LOL, but for what it’s worth, Spear currently holds a 62.5% win-rate in the Challenger League – a significant difference compared to Element Mystic’s 50% rating.
Also working in Spear’s favour here is Jaguar and Tank, two players that rank Top 15 in kill ratio. Overall, I think this is a good upset spot.
Tip: Back Spear Gaming to Win @ $2.10
Monday 30th March
Monday March 30th, 7:00am
CS:GO - ESL Pro League
It’s a quick turnaround for these two sides after G2 took on Tyloo on Saturday before FaZe’s battle with mousesports on Sunday.
I’m backing G2 here purely on the hope that the FaZe Clan have their minds elsewhere with a second matchup on Monday night scheduled against Virtus.pro. G2 also has some handy players on their roster with Hunter and Amanek both ranking inside the Top 30 in K/D ratio, so I think they are good value at the current price.
Tip: Back G2 to Win @ $1.72
Sunday 29th March
Sunday March 29th, 4:00am
CS:GO - ESL Pro League
This Group D matchup in the ESL league looks to be a fairly even matchup on paper, so I’m happy to include the FaZe Clan in my multi at the handy $2.00 quote.
mousesports has won four matches on the trot, but they haven’t played together since defeating Vici over a month ago. FaZe, on the other hand, already kicked off their Season 11 campaign with a 2-0 shutout win over Tyloo on Thursday, extending their own winning streak to three.
The FaZe Clan have won four matches through the month of March and posted a win rate above 60% in their last two tournaments. Coldzera also holds the sixth-best K/D ratio in the ESL Pro League, so there’s lots to like about the underdogs.
Tip: Back FaZe to Win @ $2.00
Sunday March 29th, 4:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
Dignitas and Gen. G are playing for a spot in the Group B Phase 2 upper-bracket Final, and it appears as though the bookies aren’t giving the former any respect.
Dignitas has played 381 games to Gen. G’s 18, so I think experience should help them out in this scenario. Dignitas also made it as far as the upper-bracket Final in Phase 1, while Gen. G lost the lower bracket Final to MIBR in Group B.
This should be a cracking match, but after going down to Cloud9 0-2 last week, I fully expect Dignitas’ experience to do the talking.
Tip: Back Dignitas to Win @ $2.15
Saturday 28th March
Saturday March 28th, 4:00am
CS:GO - Flashpoint
This Phase 2 upper-bracket SemiFInals match should be a real treat as Season 1 marches towards the Grand Final.
HAVU has the slight edge in the market here at the $1.80 quote, and I’m finding it hard to disagree after they made it all the way to the Group A In-Game Feeders final before losing 2-0 to MAD.
The Flames, on the other hand, failed to make it out of Round 1 and have won only one of their last five matches. Overall, HAVU also holds a win percentage of 64.9 compared to Copenhagen’s 59.2, so this looks a nice value play.
Tip: Back HAVU to Win @ $1.80
Saturday March 28th, 5:00am
CS:GO - Hipfired Cup
Vexed takes on PACT for a spot in the upper-bracket Semi-Finals and I think they look good money here with some form on their side.
Vexed has won four straight matches in shutout fashion dating back to the start of February, while PACT finds themselves on the opposite end of a four-match losing skid.
As the odds suggest, there isn’t a whole lot separating these two sides. Both have played just over 300 games each and lost more than they’ve won. Therefore, I’m sticking with Vexed’s hot hand at the $2.00 mark.
Tip: Back Vexed to Win @ $2.00
Saturday March 28th, 8:00am
CS:GO - ESL Pro League
It’s Aussies v Yanks in this Group C matchup as 100 Thieves look to pick up where they left off on Thursday with an opening 2-1 victory over Swole Patrol.
The Evil Geniuses will be playing their first match of Season 11 and I am a little wary of their big-name players. Cerq ranks 12th in the league in average kill distance, while Brehze and Ethan all fall inside the Top 30 in K/D ratio.
I don’t feel good about backing against our hometown boys, but this Evil Geniuses side looks tough to beat on debut.
Tip: Back The Evil Geniuses to Win @ $1.62
Friday 27th March
Friday March 27th, 3:00am
CS:GO Telia Esports
I don’t think there is as much between these two sides as the current market suggests. SJ is a relatively new team on the scene that has played only five games so far, while KOVA is an experienced unit with 50 matches and a 66% win rate to their name.
Tip: Back KOVA to Win @ $1.95
Cloud 9 Academy
Evil Geniuses Academy
Friday March 27th, 7:00am
LoL LCS Academy
Cloud9 Academy vs Evil Geniuses Academy
There isn’t a whole lot of value to be had on Cloud9 here by themselves, but they do look to be a nice little multi booster at the current quote.
To their credit, the Evil Geniuses have held their own over the last two months winning five matches on the trot, but that doesn’t come close to comparing to Cloud9, who have won 10 straight dating back to the middle of February.
Cloud9 has established itself as a dominant player in major tournaments with a win rate above 80% in their last four. The Evil Geniuses should pose a challenge, but with six wins already this month, I’m on the short-priced favourites.
Tip: Back Cloud9 Academy to Win @ $1.68
Thursday 26th March
Thursday March 26th, 3:00am
DOTA 2 - Aorus League
The Cream team are in my sights for a win here and I think they look a little over the odds at the current quote.
Team Unknown has lost back-to-back matches to INF.Y and INF, while Cream has won back-to-back matches over Vicious Gaming and 0-900. Cream has been in outstanding form winning 72% of their last 10, so this looks good value straight-up or in a multi.
Tip: Back Cream to Win @ $1.87
Thursday March 26th, 4:00am
CS:GO 0 Huya Darkhorse League
These two teams own plenty of history together having played six times before with three wins apiece.
Looking deeper into the stats though, I do think LVG is a good bet here with Aster struggling for wins. LVG has recorded three wins on the trot over Invictus Gaming, 5ePL and In young ren over the course of the year, while Aster has won three straight over the last four weeks.
Both sides hold a win rate close to 44%, but LVG did show some real character winning five of their six matches in the WESG 2019 Greater China tournament last year after winning 5/5 at the Esports Invitational. The even money is good value.
Tip: Back LVG to Win @ $1.87
Wednesday 25th March
Wednesday March 25th, 3:00am
German team BIG is the value play here as they look to separate themselves from North, Forze and Natus Sincere in the Group B standings.
BIG won back-to-back matches over Natus Sincere and Fnatic last week after adding gob b to replace LEGIJA as the head of the team earlier in January, The move has paid big dividends so far with fellow team members K1TO, Tizian and Xantares all holding K/D rates above 50%.
BIG is coming into this one on the back of a loss to North, while Forze finds itself in a similar position having lost to Natus Vincere on Sunday. All in all, BIG’s experience should do the talking here.
Tip: Back BIG to Win @ $1.80
Wednesday March 25th, 5:00pm
Day 1 of the group stage kicks off with a nice even money battle between JiJieHao and LVG.
These two teams are very familiar with one another after meeting only a week ago in the AMG China Closed Qualifiers and we should be in for another terrific battle following some close results.
JiJieHao won the series 2-1 last week before losing to EHOME in the next round. What stands out to me though is JiJieHao’s wretched run of form of late winning only three of their last 10 matches.
LVG’s year is off to a slow start but it’s worth keeping in mind this team won the 5EPLAY Pro League Invitational 2-0 earlier in January as well as the WEST 2019 Greater China late last year.
Tip: Back LVG to Win @ $1.80
Tuesday 24th March
Alcoholics Anonymous are out for the upset here against the undefeated Thunder Logic as they hope to book their spot in the upper bracket final against Yeah Gaming.
Thunder Logic made short work of Yeah last week winning 16-5 after a narrow 1-0 victory over Rugrats, while AA has recorded two blowout victories over District 7 and the New England Whalers.
As the market suggests, there isn’t much between these two teams so we should be in for a tight affair. With that in mind, I’m looking to avoid the head-to-head market and instead play it safe on the maps.
Tip: Alcoholic Anonymous to Win 2 Maps @ $1.87
Trivium is looking to make up for a loss to timbermen last week, so I’m going to back that form to continue by playing on PDHM here.
PDHM won a 2-1 nail-biter against Prediction Esports last week, and while their recent form has been a little sloppy, I can’t help but notice their long six match winning streak during February. Six of their players have also had double-digit three kills rounds, so this looks nice odds for PDHM to continue their momentum.
Tip: Back PDHM to Win @ $1.90