We break down three more games at ESL One: Road to Rio in today's Daily Betting Tips.
Natus Vincere -1.5 (1.30)
After surprisingly losing to Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere came back with a bang, defeating pro100 in convincing fashion, and they should do the same here against a very puggy Syman side. While you would expect Natus Vincere to sweep this series, Syman may be able to compete on one of the maps, so the round handicap might be a decent play, as well.
Espada will be taking on a pro100 side who were finally stopped in their tracks by Natus Vincere after a strong start to the tournament. Espada got back to winning ways after dropping close games to Gambit Youngsters and Syman, and they have looked very solid since Patsi joined the roster. This guy has been a bit of a gem for this team, and with S0tF1k adding a much needed supportive element, they should have what it takes to overcome pro100 in a close match.
This is another close matchup between Gen.G and Cloud9. While it is tempting to take Gen.G at the longer number, Cloud9 have proven to be the superior team on Nuke, winning this map 2/2 times against Gen.G in past meetings. Cloud9 have also proven to be a difficult side to deal with on Train and Inferno, which just makes this a difficult matchup for Gen.G overall. In fact, while Train is one of their worst maps statistically, they managed to go 5-1 at FLASHPOINT 1 on the map, and most of their losses have either been close or have come against elite competition (Astralis, 100 Thieves, MIBR).