After hitting two winners at $2.96 and $6.66 with our Dota 2 betting predictions for Thursday, Esportbet returns with another set of betting picks for Asia New Star Cup 2021 for Saturday, January 1. Here are our selections for Yangon Galacticos vs Army Geniuses, Yangon Galacticos vs Phoenix Gaming, and Crocodile vs KOBOLDS, with top odds, courtesy of BetOnline.
YANGON GALACTICOS vs ARMY GENIUSES Dota 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Dota 2 Betting Odds:||Galacticos +224 at BetOnline | AG +196 at BetOnline|
|When:||January 01, 2022 at 13:00 CST|
Yangon Galacticos and Army Geniuses will clash for the first time since October when they parted ways with a 1-1 draw. And according to the latest Dota 2 betting odds, we could see another stalemate on Saturday. While that seems like a real possibility, we wouldn’t bet on a draw at $1.85.
Army Geniuses enter this bout following a solid performance against Neptune Gaming (1-1), and we can’t say we weren’t impressed with their showing against Phoenix Gaming on Tuesday. That is not to say that AG are one of the favourites to win the title, but they’ve shown enough for us to have faith in them to cause some damage this weekend.
You could make a case for Yangon Galacticos, who won back-to-back outings but only against KOBOLDS and 496 Gaming, which is hardly convincing. It could be a close one, but Army Geniuses have shown more this tournament.
Army Geniuses to win
YANGON GALACTICOS vs PHOENIX GAMING Dota 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Dota 2 Betting Odds:||Galacticos +162 at BetOnline | Pheonix +268 at BetOnline|
|When:||January 01, 2022 at 15:00 CST|
Phoenix Gaming have managed only three wins this tournament (3-2-2) against Summit Gaming, Rush b, and Neptune Gaming, which is nothing to write home about. Although they played well against Lilgun (1-1) a week ago, it’s hard to feel optimistic about them heading into this bout.
Phoenix’s biggest issue is lack of synergy, which is expected from a new roster, and as a result, they’re not very consistent. Looking at their past results, Phoenix have managed solid showings against top teams, but they also collapsed against much weaker opponents.
So while Phoenix Gaming have potential, they’re not stable enough for us to have faith in them. Yangon Galacticos have done relatively well against teams of similar quality before, and they should be able to punish mistakes, so we have to take their side for this bout.
Yangon Galacticos to win
CROCODILE vs KOBOLDS Dota 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Dota 2 Betting Odds:||CROCODILE +582 at BetOnline | KOBOLDS -172.41 at BetOnline|
|When:||January 01, 2022 at 17:00 CST|
Crocodile earned us a nice payout with their win against Neptune Gaming on Thursday, and yet they continue to be undervalued by the esports betting sites. At $6.82, the esports bookies are giving Crocodile only a 14.7% chance of beating KOBOLDS, which is way too low in our book.
KOBOLDS enter this match with a 3-3 record, but their only three wins came against the struggling Phoenix Gaming, Summit Gaming, and rush b. What’s more, KOBOLDS are on a three-game losing steak, with defeats against Lilgun, 496 Gaming, and Yangon Galacticos.
Even though you could argue that KOBOLDS are stronger, they haven’t shown anything of note yet, and based on their recent performances, they definitely don’t’ deserve to be priced as such big favourites. Crocodile at $6.82 present us with an excellent value bet.
Crocodile to win