BOAVISTA FC VS SAMCLAN ESPORTS CLUB LEAGUE OF LEGENDS BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|LoL Betting Odds:||Boavista -136.99 at BetOnline | SAMCLAN +101 at BetOnline|
|When:||February 24, 2020 at 23:00 UTC|
|Watch Live:||Lolesports, Twitch|
BOAVISTA FC VS SAMCLAN ESPORTS CLUB LPLOL SPRING 2020 BETTING PREVIEW
The fourth match of Week 6 fixtures at Liga Portuguesa League of Legends (LPLOL) 2020 Spring will see Boavista take on SAMCLAN in what promises to be an exciting bout between two of Portugal’s strongest LoL esports teams.
Boavista will enter the sixth week of the competition with a 4-6 record to their name, which sits them in tied-fourth spot in the league standings. Bruno “Bp” Pombal’s men have hit a slump of late, however, with consecutive defeats against Estoril Praia eSports, GTZ Bulls and most recently the league’s top dog, For The Win Esports.
In their bout with GTZ Bulls last week, Boavista fell behind in the early following a well-executed four-man bottom lane collapse by their adversaries. Despite being only two kills down, they could not find their footing, which was due in part to their poor team fighting. Bulls built up to a 2k gold lead by the 10th minute, after which they raced away to a 35-8 win with a 15k gold advantage.
Boavista’s poor performance stretched into their clash with For The Win Esports. The match ended in just under 33 minutes, with the scoreline showing 23-1 in favour of FTW as well as a 20k gold lead.
SAMCLAN enter Week 6 of LPLOL Spring with a respectable 6-4 record, which sits them at third place in the league and within arm’s of the playoffs. With only four games left this split, winning this bout will be crucial for SAMCLAN considering they still need to face Estoril Praia eSports, Electronik Generation and For The Win Esports, with the latter two being the strongest teams in the league.
Unlike Boavista, who have found themselves in a downward spiral, SAMCLAN Esports Club found their stride in Week 5 when they bested GeekCase eSports and GTZ Bulls to secure their second 2-0 week of the split.
SAMCLAN’s win over GeekCase eSports was expected and although it was not as clean as Paulo “Noma” Rebocho’s squad would have hoped, they managed to pull away in the mid-game with their superior macro play. The crucial fight took place at 25-minute mark when SAMCLAN secured the Baron and closed out the match only four minutes later.
In their clash with GTZ Bulls, SAMCLAN were trailing for most of the game and even came close to losing their Nexus on several occasions, but they managed to hold off GTZ’s advances for long enough to scale and turn the tide. Despite their slow start and a couple of questionable decisions in the early game, SAMCLAN showed a lot of good qualities, including solid macro play and a great idea of their win condition.
BOAVISTA FC VS SAMCLAN ESPORTS CLUB LPLOL SPRING BETTING PREDICTIONS
Boavista will enter this bout priced as favourites, which is interesting to see when you consider that SAMCLAN boast the better form and defeated Boavista in the second week of the split.
It seems like esports bookmakers are underestimating SAMCLAN. Although their impressive comeback against GTZ Bulls was in part due to the Karthus’ scaling, it is clear that SAMCLAN have great synergy and a clever overall approach to the game. Boavista, however, showed neither of those qualities in their losses last week, and it is hard to expect they will suddenly improve here.
Boavista might have slightly better individual quality on the field, but their poor displays against GTZ Bulls and For The Win Esports suggest they will struggle to justify the tag of favourites.
SAMCLAN Esports Club to win