Day 7 of the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 3. Here are my picks and predictions for Friday.
V Gaming -1.5 @ 1.58
This should be a no-brainer here. V Gaming are surely one of the favourites in this tournament, if not the favourite number one. With 3 wins out of 4 matches, they are currently holding 2nd place in the group stage. However, they are not so dominant so far, in comparison to their amazing run last season. 4 maps lost in total of 10 maps played is very disturbing for them. This time, they are absolute favourites here, as they are facing the last ranked team in the group stage, qwerty. Qwerty is the weakest team in this tournament, and anything except V Gaming taking this series cleanly would be a big surprise.
Galactic Aliens @ 1.88
I feel so weird when i’m suggest you bet on Galactic Aliens. From the complete underdogs, they turned into real mid table contenders. With 2 wins and 2 losses, they are looking pretty solid so far. On the other hand, Khan is still without a loss. 3 straight losses knocked them to the bottom of the table. Their 1-6 map win-loss ratio is not helping either, so all we can do here is to go with Galactic Aliens. They are surely capable of taking this series, and when I compare the odds and see what kind of odds are on the Galactic Aliens ML bet. One time opportunity.
PuckChamp @ 1.81
This could be the best match of the day in this league. Potentially very even series, with slight advantage on PuckChamp’s side. This year, those two teams faced each other 3 times. PuckChamp took 2 out of 3 matches, but their last clash was in February. PuckChamp had some pretty hard matches lately. 2-1 vs Nemiga, 1-2 vs Winstrike and surprising 2-0 win vs V Gaming, the favourites to win it all. On the other side, Creepwave has 2 clean wins vs lower ranked teams like qwerty and Khan. Their lineup is looking solid and they will be ready for a good fight to PuckChamp. I think PuckChamp are slightly more experienced vs stronger teams and that could be their benefit going into this series.