Day 1 of Dota 2 Singapore Major Group Stage has ended and we move into day 2.
Maybe the biggest underdog in this stage made an epic run on day 1, beating all teams they played against with clean 2-0’s. South American team Thunder Predator is currently holding 1st place in the rankings. Here are my picks and predictions for Day 2.
Aster +0.5 @ 1.50
After the 1st day of the group stage, Aster and Liquid are in the same situation. 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss are their statistics. 4 wins and 4 losses when we check out the maps. Funny enough, 4 teams in the middle of the table have identical scores and it will be very interesting to see how this final group stage day will unravel. This will surely be one of the most interesting matches. Liquid is not looking so good like they played in the EU qualifiers. On the other side, Aster is missing their position 4 player and they are playing with the standin. I do believe at this stage, Aster can parry Liquid with ease, so in this situation Aster taking 1 map out of 2 is a good bet.
Alliance -0.5 @ 1.75
Alliance was one of the teams that we expected a lot from. However, they are the biggest disappointment so far in this tournament. 3 matches, 0 victories. 2 losses and 1 draw are their results after group stage day 1. I do think OB Neon are the weakest team in the group stages and even if Alliance are in terrible form, they should be able to take them down. Hopefully they can wake up for Day 2 and take this series. It’s a must win for Alliance as if they can’t win this team, their playoff train is slipping away.
PSG.LGD -0.5 @ 2.33
This is the first value bet of the day. Alliance are just in terrible form and I do think PSG.LGD are a much scarier and much stronger team then Alliance right now. PSG.LGD will take 1 map for sure, but it will be interesting to see if Alliance will have the strength to take a map off Chinese. I do think there is a 50% chance that PSG.LGD takes this series with 2-0, and that’s pretty big if we take those amazing odds in consideration.
PSG.LGD -0.5 @ 1.83
For the end of the day we will watch Chinese powerhouse vs best North American team in 2020. Both teams are in a very good position, but I do think Quincy Crew are bleeding a lot without their standard position 4 player MSS. With a replacement I do think their chances are much lower to beat a team like PSG.LGD. This will be a close one. PSG.LGD are big favourites, but luckily for them this is a best of 2 series. I do think there is a nice possibility here that PSG.LGD wins this with a 2-0. Odds are decent, with smaller unit bets, this should be a good return without too much risk or loss in the end if it happens.