ESB’s free esports betting predictions for Thursday include three CS:GO tournaments – the Svenska Elitserien, LPL Pro League 2020 Season 3, LOOT.BET/CS Season 8 – as well as DOTA Summit Online 13: Americas and the sixth season of Movistar Liga Pro Gaming.
LOOT.BET/CS Season 8
FORZE vs VIRTUS.PRO CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|CS:GO Betting Odds:||forZe $2.91 at BetOnline | VP $1.37 at BetOnline|
|When:||November 5, 2020 at 13:50 MSK|
|Watch Live:||Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/uccleague2)|
Virtus.pro and forZe will lock horns on Thursday in the last quarter-final bout of LOOT.BET/CS Season 8. It will mark their second meeting since Intel Extreme Masters XV New York Online: CIS, where VP reverse-swept forZe with 16-10 on Dust II and 16-12 on Train.
Since that clash, forZe have lost six out of 11 games played, while VP have won all but one of seven outings. That run includes a 2-0 triumph against Natus Vincere and 3-0 against Nemiga.
Although VP are the most likely victors, we expect forZe to put up enough of a fight to make the series close. All of the last four meetings between these two sides ended in three maps, and we expect the same to happen here.
forZe +1.5 maps
Svenska Elitserien 2020 Fall
FALKN vs LILMIX CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|CS:GO Betting Odds:||FALKN $4.79 at BetOnline | Lilmix $1.13 at BetOnline|
|When:||November 5, 2020 at 21:00 EET|
|Watch Live:||Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/elitseriencsgo)|
FALKN impressed with their 19-16 win over High Coast Esports last week, but they quickly returned to their old ways with an 8-16 loss to fightclub two days later.
Lilmix, meanwhile, had to skip their last two Svenska Elitserien matches against flowskola and GoBananas since they had to attend Nine to Five #5. There, they produced a mixed bag of results with 2-1 wins over PACT and x6tence and 0-2 losses against Virtus.pro, Copenhagen Flames and Galaxy Racer.
Despite their lack of success at Nine to Five #5, Lilmix deserve some slack since they had to face much tougher opponents than what they’re about to play against at the Svenska Elitserien. Still, they tend to drop points even against weaker sides, which is why we will trust FALKN to win at least nine rounds.
FALKN +7.5 rounds
LPL Pro League 2020 Season 3
CHIEFS ESPORTS CLUB vs AVANT GAMING CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|CS:GO Betting Odds:||Chiefs $1.44 at BetOnline | AVANT $2.59 at BetOnline|
|When:||November 5, 2020 at 19:00 AEDT|
|Watch Live:||Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/lpl_csgo)|
Chiefs Esports Club enter the LPL Pro League 2020 Season 3 grand finals as heavy favourites over Avant Gaming, which we don’t quite agree with. Although Chiefs have a map advantage, that rarely guarantees success for the upper bracket team – especially in a regional derby.
Avant have met with Chiefs three times since August and won two series with a combined 6-1 map differential, which clearly shows they should not be priced as high as they are. A smaller bet on the underdogs to win 3-1 can also be considered.
Avant Gaming to win
DOTA Summit Online 13 Americas
QUINCY CREW vs THUNDER PREDATOR DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Dota 2 Betting Odds:||QC $1.14 at BetOnline | TP $5.14 at BetOnline|
|When:||November 5, 2020 at 13:00 PST|
|Watch Live:||Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/beyondthesummit)|
Quincy Crew ended their run through the group stage with a near-perfect 8-1-0 record and 17-1 map differential. Thunder Predator saw far less success, although they still ended in the top four with a 3-4-2 record and 10-8 map differential.
Quincy Crew have met with Thunder Predator nine times in 2020 and won all but one fixture, including all of the last four with a 9-1 map differential. Even though TP looked slightly better in the final rounds of the group stage with wins over 4 Zoomers and Infamous, QC seem to be on a whole other level than the rest of the field and should win this with ease.
Quincy Crew -1.5 maps
Movistar Liga Pro Gaming Season 6
OMEGA GAMING vs TEAM BRASIL DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Dota 2 Betting Odds:||Omega $2.01 at BetOnline | Brasil $1.73 at BetOnline|
|When:||November 5, 2020 at 18:20 BRT|
Team Brasil (2-1-1) enter the penultimate round of the Movistar Liga Pro Gaming Season 6 group stage in dire need of wins to secure a spot in the playoffs. On the other hand, Omega Gaming (2-3-0) are in a very comfortable position and only need to win one more to lock in their ticket for the semi-finals.
Even though Team Brasil sit two spots behind Omega Gaming on the standings, it’s hard to separate the teams based on performance. Brasil are 0-5-5 in their last 10, compared to Omega’s 5-4-1 record (albeit against weaker opponents).
This match seems like it can go either way, so it makes more sense to side with Omega given they have actually won a few games across the last week.
Omega Gaming to win