FUNPLUS PHOENIX vs TOP ESPORTS LoL BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|LoL Betting Odds:||FPX -277.78 at BetOnline | Top +200 at BetOnline|
|LoL Betting Lines:||FPX -1.5 at +114 | Top +1.5 at -153.85|
|When:||April 20, 2020 at 20:00 CST|
|Watch Live:||Lolesports, Twitch|
FUNPLUS PHOENIX vs TOP ESPORTS SPRING SPLIT BETTING PREVIEW
The regular season of the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) 2020 Spring Split will come to a close on Monday when the playoffs-bound Top Esports take on the reigning world champions, FunPlus Phoenix.
Top Esports enter their final fixture of the split with a guaranteed ticket to the quarter-finals in arm’s reach. Their 10-5 record puts them one win short of eStar, who finished their campaign on Thursday with a shock loss against Luo “BSYY” Sheng’s crew.
Few would have backed Top Esports to reach the playoffs after their slow start to the season. However, the outlook has become much brighter since Week 4, when Hung “Karsa” Hao-Hsuan and co. relit the fire with crucial wins against JD Gaming, Oh My God and Domunis Esports.
Top Esports used that momentum to go on a 7-2 run through the next four weeks, which helped them secure a playoffs berth for the second consecutive split. Now they have only one more hurdle to jump over to secure a top-four seeding, but their last test of the regular season will also prove to be the toughest.
Many were surprised to see FunPlus Phoenix drop their opening two fixtures against Invictus Gaming (1-2) and eStar (1-2), but perhaps Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang and co. were a bit rusty since they decided to skip Demacia Cup. Once the reigning world champions warmed up, they asserted their dominance with nine consecutive wins while dropping only three maps.
That run came to an end in Week 6, when they dropped the ball against ViCi Gaming (1-2). In their three matches since, FPX picked up a close-fought 2-1 win over EDward Gaming, stomped LGD Gaming 2-0, and did just enough to secure a 2-1 win over Rogue Warriors.
With a 12-3 record next to their name, FunPlus Phoenix are now only one win short of catching Invictus Gaming at the top of the leaderboard. FPX cannot claim first place, however, as the leaders have a superior head-to-head record.
Even so, FunPlus Phoenix cannot afford to underperform in their final fixture. As JD Gaming also have 12 wins and hold a head-to-head advantage, a loss here could see FPX slip to third in the LPL Spring 2020 standings.
FUNPLUS PHOENIX vs TOP ESPORTS SPRING SPLIT BETTING PREDICTIONS
Like a few other teams at the top end of the table, FunPlus Phoenix have suffered a slight dip in form throughout the latter stages of the split. While it’s hard to argue against the raw quality FPX bring to the table, it’s also difficult to be overly optimistic about a team that recently dropped a map against Rogue Warriors.
Meanwhile, Top Esports seem to be on the rise. It would be fair to say much of their success in recent games is due to the arrival of superstar ADC Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo, who is starting to find his old form. JackeyLove will play a pivotal role here in his matchup with Lin “Lwx” Wei-Xiang, who left a lot to be desired in FPX’s clash with RW.
It might be a bit much to expect Top Esports to win the series, but they can certainly take a map if they show the same fire as they did against eStar last week.
Top Esports +1.5 maps