Full European day today. Team Nigma and Team Secret will have a day as they are facing Tundra and High Coast in the most hyped matches.
Here are my picks and predictions for Tuesday’s Dreamleague lower and upper divisions.
Brame -1.5 @ 1.36
Brame is not the strongest team in the European lower division of Dota Pro Circuit. However, they are rising in form. In the last 5 matches in all competitions they have only 1 loss which is pretty good for a stack like them. 4th place in the DPC shows that they still have a chance to change plans for the stronger teams. And with today’s win they can make an impact to the top 3 teams. They are 3-2 now, while Meta4Pro is 0-5. Basically we have David vs Goliath here, even if Brame is not so strong, but those two teams on paper are miles away. Meta4Pro are the weakest team in the competition and they will end their DPC run at the bottom of the rankings. Most probably without a win. Out of 12 maps, they’ve won only 2. Brame is a big favourite here and there is a high chance that they will take this 2-0. Handicap -1.5 is the only logical choice here.
Team Nigma @ 1.55
This is the match of the day for us in the European region. The closest match, the most hyped and with two very quality squads. Both teams are entering this clash on equal terms. 3 wins, 2 losses on both fronts. This will be an extremely important win for either of those teams. Tundra has surprised me with their nice rotations and plays. 2-0 vs Liquid, and a close 1-2 loss vs Alliance surely mean something. On the other side, Nigma started well. 2 straight wins vs Liquid and Alliance, and now they are in a small crisis. 3 losses in a row, and some of them were really devastating, like that loss vs Vikin.gg or OG. There are a couple of betting options here that are good. Nigma to win, 3 maps to be played or Tundra to win a map. All those bets are amazing here, but you should pick your favourite. I think Nigma ML gives you maximum odds with very low risk, so I decided to go with Nigma. Hopefully they can pull out of that lose streak.
Team Secret -1.5 @ 1.50
Secret are still not safe at the top of the table. Even though they are 1st with an amazing 5-0 score, Alliance as the 2nd team on the rankings can still change their plans. Secret still needs this win to secure their 1st place. And this should be an easy one for them, but I doubt Puppey will let their players relax. When there is a stake of qualifying for the Major on the line, there is no relaxing. High Coast are the last team in the rankings and with only 1 win out of 5 matches, they are doomed to drop to lower division in the next season. They still can do this, if they are lucky, but I highly doubt it. Their results vs OG (1-2) and Vikin.gg (2-0) show us that they have firepower, but Secret is something different. Secret ML is a sure win here, but odds are not worth it. Otherwise there is a higher risk handicap bet. Secret should take this series with 2-0.