ESTAR VS LGD GAMING LEAGUE OF LEGENDS BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|LoL Betting Odds:
|eStar -227.27 at BetOnline | LGD +165 at BetOnline
|LoL Betting Lines:
|eStar -1.5 at +138 | LGD +1.5 at -185.19
|March 12, 2020 at 14:00 CST
ESTAR VS LGD GAMING LPL SPRING SPLIT BETTING PREVIEW
After a two-month hiatus, the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) is back. The fourth day of an extended Week 2 fixture will see the young eStar squad lock horns with a struggling LGD Gaming outfit.
LGD Gaming enter their third fixture of the LPL Spring Split with an underwhelming 0-2 tally, which sits them at the bottom of the league standings next to Suning. The fact that those losses came to Dominus Esports and LNG Esports raises some concern about their chances to leave a mark in the LPL this season.
Although LGD Gaming have never truly established themselves as one of the top dogs in the LPL, the renowned esports organisation entered the 2020 season with high expectations on their shoulders following a major roster reshuffle during the offseason.
Joining the long-serving trio of Hu “Yuuki” Hao-Ming, Ha “Kramer” Jong-hun and Guo “Lies” Hao-Tian were ex-Rogue Warriors support Liu “Killua” Dan-Yang, rookie support Pei “Chance” Piao, top laner Chen “Cult” Guo-Ji, mid laner Huang “Fenfen” Chen and former Gen.G jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-ho.
Peanut, who made a name for himself during his time at Rox Tigers and SKT T1, spent much of the 2019 season under heavy scrutiny from Korean esports fans even though he was statistically one of the best junglers in the country last season. Although he is not as good as he once was, his aggressive playstyle should help him shine in a meta that prioritises early-game aggression and champions such as Elise and Lee Sin.
The young and talented eStar are still a huge enigma as no one really knows how strong this team can be. Liu “Lucky” Jun-Jie’s squad got off to a strong start this season and claimed three wins over Rogue Warriors (2-0), reigning world champions FunPlus Phoenix (2-1) and Suning (2-1).
Right off the bat, it’s clear there are some inconsistencies with their results. The fact that eStar defeated Phoenix and lost one map against Suning suggests their win against Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang and co. was a fluke more than anything else.
That said, eStar’s mechanical skill is on an elite level. While they might lack experience, this team is bound to grow into a powerhouse as soon as they find some stability. Until then, however, eStar will most likely continue producing wobbly results.
ESTAR VS LGD GAMING LPL SPRING SPLIT BETTING PREDICTIONS
With eStar featured in this clash, it’s hard to exactly say how the match will end. They could either mechanically outclass the experienced LGD line-up or find themselves in an unknown situation from which they will have a hard time escaping.
The spotlight will be on the jungle matchup, where the 17-year-old Yan “Wei” Yang-Wei will have to prove himself against Peanut. Wei played a pivotal role in eStar’s win over FunPlus Phoenix with his constant pressure on the side lanes, but it remains to be seen if he can play at the same pace as Peanut.
Due to the volatile nature of eStar’s performances, there is a high possibility they might drop a map against an LGD side who will be desperate to pocket their first W of the season.
Some esports betting sites are paying as much as +114 for over 2.5 maps, which is hard to ignore, while LGD Gaming +1.5 maps is offering around -185.19. Both are solid bets, but we will take the higher odds and predict all three maps will be played.
Over 2.5 maps