|22/08/2015||ESL One Cologne 2015||Best-of-Three|
|CSGO Lounge Odds||Egaming bets Odds||Our Pick||Our Odds||Risk level|
|89% / 11%||1.119 / 4.316||fnatic||80% / 20%||4/10|
The last time these two met was about 2 months ago. Obviously that is a results that should not be counted here, but if anyone is interested – back then fnatic overcame the Brazilians with a 19:16 score at train and 16:5 score at inferno. The game was a Best-of-Three series held at ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 Finals!
If we are looking at the performances both of these teams had during the past 2 days, it’s safe to say that the boys from Sweden look scary as hell! They totally and utterly demolished Poles from eBettle in their opening match (16:2 at mirage), but that was kind of expected knowing how big of a skill gap (both as team and individuals) these two opponents have. But later on, when they were facing CIS powerhouse Natus Vincere in order to determine who gets the spot in the play-offs, they did completely the same thing – totally and utterly demolished them in a 16:2 fashion at inferno! I think that any other team at the event should definitely be scared of facing the Swedes right now!
Looking at how Luminosity got here, firstly we have a very good display of teamwork in their opening game versus Kinguin (16:6 win at overpass). Not only they managed to overcome the international squad (who technically were labeled as favorites in the match-up) in a quite easy way, but they also set the tone for what we should expect from them later on in the tournament. And they actually did deliver! In their second game versus newly shuffled EnVy Us they took the Frenchmen to the overtime only to suffer a loss in the end (16:19 at cobblestone). Although, they did not come out as victors in that game, they definitely showed to everyone that they are capable of playing very close games even against the top teams/players in the world. Last, but not least, they finally secured their spot at the play-offs coming out victorious in their last game of the group stage against the Ukranian-Russian mix of FlipSid3 (22:18 win at cobblestone).
Prediction: As much as I would want for Brazilians to keep the show going, this is the point were we draw the line and they exit the tournament! Sadly, they did get matched up with the number one team in the world right at the quarter-finals, but that’s how this tournament format works, and the rules are the same for everyone. I think that there is no need for Nostradamus here – it’s pretty much safe to say that Swedes have this in the bag!
Suggestion: Currently odds on CSGLounge are crap! I would suggest just skipping this one, or betting max bet on fnatic just in hopes of making profit!
Don’t bet what you can’t afford to lose! Good luck with your bets!