Counter-Strike betting tips
by Ciaran Jackman in
eSport Betting Predictions

BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 continues this Thursday with the knockout stage of the tournament, where we will be focusing on the first three series in the first round of games. Below are’s best bets for OG vs Complexity, G2 vs BIG, and Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Evil Geniuses.


Best Odds: OG -277.78 at BetOnline | Complexity +200 at BetOnline
When: August 25, 2022 | 13:00 CEST
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OG struggled in their two opening matches of the BLAST Premier Fall Groups, losing both of their matches to the eventual Group A finalists, Vitality (11-16) and Astralis (9-16). OG didn’t have enough firepower to really trouble those top-tier teams.

This series against Complexity will favour OG much more considering they are closer together in the world rankings, with OG sitting at 15th and Complexity at 30th. However, OG shouldn’t take their next opponents lightly, as Complexity surprised a lot of people when they took down NaVi (16-9) in their Group B opening-round match.

Complexity enter the knockout stage with a lot of confidence, as they also pushed Liquid all the way to 30 rounds in the upper final of Group B. Sure, they did lose to NaVi (3-16) in the consolidation final, but Complexity will be taking more out of those first two matches than the latter.

This best-of-three series has the potential to be a very good matchup, and because of that we will be investing our money in over 2.5 maps at +100 with BetOnline.

Over 2.5 total maps



Best Odds: G2 -151.52 at BetOnline | BIG +110 at BetOnline
When: August 25, 2022 | 16:30 CEST
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G2 have been the disappointment of the BLAST Premier Fall Groups so far, as they didn’t win a single match in Group B. The 14th-ranked team in the world fell to Liquid (12-16) and then lost to NaVi (14-16), where they were much better but still weren’t good enough to win it.

G2 will enter this best-of-three series as slim favourites even though they are the lower-ranked team, as BIG are ranked 11th in the world. BIG only won one of their matches in Group C, but, to be fair, they twice had to play Heroic, who eventually won the group.

BIG pushed Heroic to 29 and 30 rounds in both of their group matches, and the Germany organisation had many chances to win those games. BIG were clinical in their second match of Group C when smashing Evil Geniuses (16-6), but they will have to convert their chances against a team like G2; otherwise they could face the same fate as their two clashes with Heroic.

This series sets up as a must-win for both of these rosters. G2 made massive changes prior to this event, while BIG are looking to continue their assault on the top 10 in the world rankings. We are destined for three maps here, so take the overs.

Over 2.5 total maps



Best Odds: NiP -2000 at BetOnline | EG +750 at BetOnline
When: August 25, 2022 | 20:00 CEST
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Ninjas in Pyjamas looked like they had come to Copenhagen ready for a big tournament when they beat Astralis 16-10 in their opening match of Group A. However, they went on to lose their next two matches against Vitality (12-16) and Astralis again (9-16), and the last match really wasn’t as close as the score makes it look.

NiP will be looking to make a statement in this series against Evil Geniuses, as they are now close to slipping outside of the top 10 in the world rankings. The Swedish duo of Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin and Fredrik “REZ” Sterner will need to continue to carry this NiP roster after their outstanding performance throughout the group stage, but they are in desperate need of some help to go deep here.

After a few months off, Evil Geniuses have returned to the professional CS:GO scene in the same way they left. They were dismal in their first two matches against FaZe (8-16) and BIG (6-16), where they didn’t even win enough rounds combined to win a single match. If EG lose this series 0-2, as most esports betting sites believe they will, they’ll slip outside the top 100 in the world rankings and could be looking at another break from S-Tier events.

The online bookmakers have got the odds right here, as Ninjas in Pyjamas deserve to be very, very short. There is still some value to be found in this series, however, and that is in the map one markets. Take NiP at the rounds handicap for the opening bout and sit comfortably as NiP win their map pick.

Ninjas in Pyjamas -5.5 rounds (Map 1)


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