With the final week of the LPL around the corner, five playoff spots are still up for grabs. Vici, RNG, Bilibili and EDG have one last week to prove that they belong in the playoffs. With spots as the top-two and top-four byes still available, the LPL is still anyone’s game. Let’s analyze the first 2 Week 10 matches that are going to take place on Monday.
FunPlus Phoenix - 1.5 @ 1.35
FPX and Dominus will get the week 10 action started. Dominus has had a rough year, missing playoffs in spring and being nothing short of a punching bag in summer. With multiple players switching in and out, Dominus never found their footing. Now, all that they can do is wait for the split to end and try again next year. FPX has also struggled a bit this year, albeit less than the DMO. Despite the third place in spring, they had a rough ride in summer, and still haven’t confirmed their playoff spot. However, with GimGoon’s return, it seems like FPX still has fire left in their fuel tank. Here I’m suggesting to bet on -1.5 FPX handicap. There is a big chance they will take this match with ease, 2-0.
LGD Gaming @ 1.32
BLG will continue their playoff run against LGD. While it may end if they lose against EDG, this is their next test. Even if they take down EDG, they are yet to beat a team ahead of them in the standings. And yet, if they want their playoff dreams to remain alive, they will need to bring the squad of veterans down. On the other hand, LGD is in form once again. After a few rough matches, LGD seems ready for playoffs. Xiye, in particular, seems to still be in top form. He is currently tied with Jiumeng for second place in the MVP standings. Should LGD win here, their playoff spot will be confirmed. Big chance for LGD, but safe bet here would be LGD ML, and not going for -1.5 handicap. Bilibili can always surprise with a map.