Another day of i-League 2021 playoffs and another day of D2CL 2021 Season 2 group stage. Here are my picks and predictions for most interesting matches of the day.
Over 2.5 @ 1.93
Maybe the most interesting series of the day. Two of the top 4 Dota 2 teams from China battling it out. They exchanged blows in the i-League 2021 group stage already where each team took 1 win there. It’s hard to predict a winner here since both teams are kinda equal and their last real matches were at AniMajor more than a month ago. I would go with Over 2.5 maps here, as the safest possible option with the best odds.
PSG.LGD @ 1.37
PSG.LGD are a clean favourites here. In the last two series they played together, PSG.LGD won both of them. PSG.LGD is one of the best teams in the world right now, an AniMajor winners and even though they lost 1-2 to Team Aster in the round 1 of the i-League 2021 upper bracket, they are still one of the favourites to take this tournament. EHOME is just way off their league, and I do think PSG.LGD will take the win here. I wouldn’t gamble with handicaps here, too risky.
Chicken Fighters @ 1.43
Chicken Fighters are the only team in this competition still without the series behind their backs. As this will be their first match in the league, I expect them to show everything they can. They are the favourites as Team Unique is 0-1 as they’ve lost to Hellbear Smashers with 0-2. I really like Chicken Fighters and their lineup and I do think they are in top 3 favourites to take this trophy here. Team Unique can be tricky to beat, especially when you are a tier 2-3 EU squad playing against them and on similar level. However, CF already played 4 matches in July, and 3 of them they’ve won vs teams like Vikin.gg and Hellbear Smashers.