CS:GO esports betting tips
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eSport Betting Predictions

ESB’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting tips for Saturday, March 20 focus on two ESL Pro League Season 13 bouts. Check out our best bets and top odds for Gambit Esports vs Cloud9 and Natus Vincere vs FURIA.


CS:GO Betting Odds: Gambit -357.14 at BetOnline | C9 +277 at BetOnline
When: March 20, 2021 at 12:00 CET
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

As talked about in our ESL Pro League Season 13 betting preview for Friday, online bookmakers seem to be putting too much emphasis on Gambit Esports’ run at IEM Katowice. That is not to say they’re weaker than Cloud9, but we don’t believe Gambit’s implied probability to win should be at 78.1% or even close to that number.

We are not trying to discredit Gambit and their success last month, but they weren’t obviously stronger than the rest of the field; they just played better in key moments and were a bit lucky in some of their wins. So the question here is whether Gambit can keep their wheels spinning and do some damage in the ESL Pro League as well, or whether their IEM Katowice run was nothing more than the organisation’s second fluke run following the PGL Major: Krakow 2017.

Had Gambit not won IEM Katowice, they wouldn’t be priced as low as they are against Cloud9. Although we aren’t too optimistic about C9 and their chances of making a deep run this tournament, they have the tools to compete with Gambit and win at least one map.

Cloud9 +1.5 maps



CS:GO Betting Odds: NaVi -303.03 at BetOnline | FURIA +244 at BetOnline
When: March 20, 2021 at 15:30 CET
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

Natus Vincere and FURIA last met just over a month ago during the IEM Katowice group stage, where NaVi won 2-0 with 16-13 on Mirage and 16-8 on Nuke. Although an impressive result, it’s important to note that NaVi won solely due to the performances of Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, who ended the series with a 1.79 rating and 60/28 KD.

Having a player that can win you games on his own is great, but it also works as a double-edged sword, since NaVi usually struggle when s1mple isn’t playing well. This is also the main reason why we don’t like betting on NaVi when they’re heavy favourites, especially so early into a tournament.

The only two bets that make sense here are FURIA or NaVi to cover the map handicap, and it’s not difficult to figure out which of the two is most likely to happen. FURIA have had their fair share of struggles of late, but they have proven themselves with wins against Ninjas in Pyjamas and FaZe Clan, and by playing a close series with IEM Katowice finalists Virtus.pro.

FURIA +1.5 maps

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