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Best Odds: Movistar -250 at BetOnline | Macko +175 at BetOnline
When: August 31, 2023 | 17:00 CEST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Movistar Riders and Macko Esports will meet on Thursday, August 31, in the semifinals of EMEA Masters 2023 Summer. According to the latest LoL esports betting odds, Movistar Riders are expected to win comfortably.

Movistar Riders had a rough start to the EMEA Masters 2023 Summer. They barely made it through the group stage due to their abysmal performances against NASR eSports Turkey, who beat them twice as +208 underdogs.

The shaky performances during the group stage put a huge question mark above Movistar Riders. However, the Spanish squad crushed BK ROGH Esports 3-0 on Monday as +138 outsiders, with strong individual performances of jungler Ismaïl “Isma” Boualem and mid laner Bartłomiej “Fresskowy” Przewoźnik, who ended the series with a 13.3 KDA.

Unlike Movistar Riders, Macko Esports proved very early that they’re the real deal and won Group C with a perfect 6-0 record, with wins against Anorthosis Famagusta Esports, Nativz, and the three-time EMEA Masters champions, Karmine Corp.

Even in the first round of the knockout stage, Macko Esports didn’t disappoint and swept GTZ Esports (3-0) to keep their perfect record alive. However, despite Macko’s remarkable run, they’re priced as heavy underdogs for this match.

Considering what the two teams have shown so far, the offered betting odds don’t make much sense, and they likely have to do with the public’s perception of Macko Esports as a weak team. Macko entered EMEA Masters 2023 Summer as +4000 underdogs on the outright betting markets, and that tag seems to have stuck despite their form.

Macko have some of the best performance stats at the tournament, including +1987 gold differential at 15 minutes (1st), 87% Baron control (1st), 72.2% Herald control (2nd), and 72.4% Dragon control (2nd). Movistar Riders aren’t far behind, but the stats and the eye test alike suggest this is a 50-50 match at best, so how can you not back the outsiders?

Macko Esports to win


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