The ESEA Premier Division has another packed schedule on Friday morning. We take a look at some of the best bets to consider for your slip.
BIG have been in spectacular form in the ESEA Premier Division in their last few matches. They have won their last five on the bounce, including a best-of-three victory against Complexity. Xantares and Tabsen will lead them efficiently again, just like they have over the past three months. In this period, they both have a combined kills per round rate of 0.74, which is quite high. It will be a tight game, but expect BIG to put away Spirit eventually.
Jalapeno have been in decent touch over this competition, but they are still a new team in the professional CS:GO circuit. They beat Unicorns of Love, but also have losses against Nemiga (22-20), Kova (16-14) and Sprout (16-7) in their recent history. Hellraisiers own the head-to-head matchup, having won their only two matches against Jalapeno (16-13, Nuke, DreamHack Sevilla last year and 16-8, Mirage, Hellcase Cup 7 in 2018). Considering these factors, odds of 1.71 doesn’t seem too bad.
Wisla Krakow (1.99)
The rankings can’t seem to separate these teams by much. Wisla Krakow are ranked 57 in the world, while Nemiga are 55. Recent form isn’t a great indicator of the superior team either: Nemiga have won two of their last five games, Wisla Krakow have won three in that same period. Wisla Krakow have won three of their five maps against Nemiga in the head-to-head matchup, including successive map victories earlier this year (16-13 in Inferno and 16-12 in Mirage).
Sprout have been in terrific form over the last few games. They have won five matches on the bounce, which includes a 16-0 demolition job of Unicorns of Love in their previous game. There is also a discernible difference in ranking between these two teams. Sprout are much better positioned, at 44 in the world, compared to Pact’s No. 66 ranking. These are big differences, compelling enough to consider Sprout for your bet slip.