SCII betting predictions
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eSport Betting Predictions

ESB brings you free betting predictions for a pair of 2023 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S bouts on Tuesday, April 25. Here are our selections for the opening Group A matches — Cho “Maru” Seong-ju vs Jang “NightMare” Wook and Byun “ByuN” Hyun-woo vs Park “DRG” Soo-ho.


Best Odds: Maru -2000 at BetOnline | NightMare +800 at BetOnline
When: April 25, 2023 | 18:30 KST
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Cho “Maru” Seong-ju is the leading candidate to win the 2023 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S, and it’s easy to see why. Since the turn of the year, Maru has finished second at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023, PiG Sty Festival 3.0, and most recently at WardiTV Korean Royale.

On top of his success at major events, Martu has also won Korean Starcraft League #1, Korean Starcraft League #2, and Korean Starcraft League #4, showing exceptional form ahead of GSL. His next opponent, Jang “NightMare” Wook, has not achieved nearly as much and won just one event this season, the Universe Titan Cup Show Match #8 in March.

NightMare hasn’t accomplished much at major events, nor has he won against Maru once since their first meeting in 2015 (0-7). Still, he won a map against Maru at WardiTV Korean Royale in March, and has a decent record against Terran players, so perhaps the offered SCII betting odds underestimate him a bit.

Maru should win, but at +275 on BetOnline, the value is with NightMare with a map advantage.

NightMare +1.5 maps



Best Odds: ByuN -277.78 at BetOnline | DRG +200 at BetOnline
When: April 25, 2023 | 19:15 KST
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Byun “ByuN” Hyun-woo and Park “DRG” Soo-ho have met only twice this season, and both series ended in ByuN winning (2-0, 2-1). The 29-year-old is 25-13 up in the head-to-head with a 55.91% map win rate (71-56), but more importantly, he has lost against DRG only twice since the start of 2022.

As the latest SCII betting odds suggest, ByuN should win, and it’s hard to argue with that. He regularly delivers against DRG and is very effective in Terran v Zerg matchups, with a 66.67% win rate over his last 69 TvZ games. DRG has a decent record against Zergs (60% over the last 35), but it’s hard to imagine DRG causing an upset on Tuesday.

Esports betting sites have ByuN priced at +125 to win without dropping a map — a generous offer that is hard to pass on.

ByuN -1.5 maps


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