Vodafone Giants and Movistar Riders are set to meet in the semifinals if they get through their respective quarterfinal opponents this weekend. Will they? We take a look with some bets to consider from the quarters of the Iberian Cup.
Total maps: Under 3.5 (2.15)
Vodafone Giants are one of the best teams in the region. The odds for Vodafone Giants to win 3-0 is 2.06 on Picklebet but the odds for this not to go to a fourth map is a little bit higher, which is why this is the better market. Also, there is the very slim chance of S2V Esports winning in straight maps. Vodafone Giants have been in terrific form, coming off a solid run at the European Masters. They had won three straight maps before losing 2-1 to GamerLegion. That confidence and skill should be too much for S2V Esports in this game.
Attila and PrettyGRE have been Vodafone Giants’ most proficient offensive weapons this year. In 65 games, Attila has averaged 4.32 kills with just 1.22 deaths and 5.51 assists per game, taking his KDA to 8.09. That KDA is comfortably the highest in Vodafone Giants because no other player has a KDA higher than 5. He even has a creep score of 318. PrettyGRE has a slightly better kill rate though, averaging 4.43 kills per game this year. Lamabear is next on the list with an average of 2.32 kills per map.
Movistar Riders (1.16)
This comes down to which market suits you better and the level of risk you’re willing to take on. If you want a relatively risk-free bet, then Movistar Riders might be the best pick. They weren’t too good at the European Masters earlier this year, losing three of four games. However, they were unbeaten in six maps in the LVP SLO that preceded that stage of the EM. In terms of skill and depth, Movistar Riders are too strong for Mad Lions Madrid in this game.
Xico has been Movistar Riders’ most crucial player, at least from a killing standpoint. He has averaged a reliable 4.86 kills in 73 maps this year. However, it is Elyoya who has been their most efficient player. He has a KDA of 6.39 with 3.16 kills, 1.75 deaths and 8.04 assists per game.