NATUS VINCERE vs FNATIC VCT BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Best Odds:||NAVI -163.93 at BetOnline | Fnatic +120 at BetOnline|
|When:||March 3, 2023 | 22:00 BRT|
|Watch Live:||Twitch, YouTube|
Natus Vincere and Fnatic will clash on Friday to determine which squad will join the winner of LOUD vs DRX in the VCT 2023 LOCK//IN finals. It will mark the first clash between the two European forces in 2023, but it won’t be the first time the two rosters meet.
NaVi’s lineup (the former core of FunPlus Phoenix) played Fnatic many times in 2022 but are 1-4 across the last five head-to-head clashes. However, the two rosters last met in July, so it’s hard to put too much weight on that record.
Natus Vincere entered the tournament as the main favourite to lift the trophy, and even though they’re still the leading candidates to win it all, making it past Fnatic won’t be easy. Jake “Boaster” Howlett and co. have been exceptional throughout the first three rounds of the competition, beating Sentinels (2-0). FURIA Esports (2-0) and 100 Thieves (2-0) with ease.
Even more impressive is that Fnatic gave up double-digit rounds just twice across the three series – against FURIA (18-16) and 100 Thieves (13-10). Natus Vincere looked just as dominant with their sweeps of KRU Esports (2-0), Team Secret (2-0), and Leviatan (2-0), but they had the luxury of facing weaker opponents.
Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky and Pontus “Zyppan” Eek are two of the top-performing players of the tournament, followed by Fnatic’s Leo “Leo” Jannesson and Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov with third- and fourth-highest KDA (1.45, 1.29). Still, knowing that Fnatic had to play tougher teams, those numbers don’t tell us much.
Even though NaVi have the tools to win, there’s no reason to have Fnatic priced as +120 underdogs with Valorant betting sites. Boaster and his crew have produced excellent performances and look like they’re “feeling it”, making it tough to justify betting against the offered Valorant betting odds.
Fnatic to win