A detailed look at some of the teams to back for your bet slip from the first round of this weekend’s LEC matches.
Form and confidence are two of the most influential factors in sport. In both these characteristics, Origen are much better positioned. Origen are placed fourth on the LEC points table, with seven wins so far in 10 matches. They have won three of their last five matches, which will hold them in good stead going forward. Schalke are on the other end of the form spectrum, having won just two of 10 games so far in the LEC. That self-doubt might prove to be too big a hindrance.
Excel Esports (2.46)
Let’s look at some of the potential reasons that Excel really have a strong shot. One, they own a solid roster, not astounding but steady. They have split their 10 matches so far in the LEC evenly. Of those five wins, three have come in their last five games. There is not much to suggest that Excel will be blown out of the water. Rogue have just one win more than Excel. As a result, they are one spot ahead of them on the points table. There is enough there to indicate that Excel have a proper chance, which is compelling given the bigger payout.
There is no doubt that Fnatic are one of the best LEC teams in this split. They made their way to the LoL Worlds, which is an achievement in its own right. Yes, they are tied at second spot with Misfits, who have been more than solid this season. However, one of the thumb rules of handicapping and predictions is to never bet against one of the best teams in a competition. Fnatic is that team in this contest.
G2 Esports (1.14)
This is a serious mismatch, as the odds indicate. G2 have been one of the best teams in this LEC competition so far, with seven wins in 10 matches. SK Gaming, on the other hand, have plenty of work to do to make their way into the top half of the standings (currently at eighth spot with four successive defeats). G2 will have too much depth and quality in their roster not to put away SK with consummate ease.