cs_summit 7 Day 2 Betting Previews and Predictions
The second day of cs_summit 7 kicks off on Tuesday, January 26 with three Winners’ Matches featuring six Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams that have won their opening group stage bouts. Here are our free betting predictions and best bets for games played on Tuesday.
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Fnatic vs OG
Fnatic enter this match on the heels of an impressive win against Complexity, who they bested 2-0 with 16-8 on Train and 16-12 on Mirage. Much of Fnatic’s success that day was thanks to Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson who ended the series with 53 frags and 1.58 HLTV rating, but it’s also fair to give some praise to his teammate Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin, who put together 46 frags and 1.36 HLTV rating.
The only negative we can take from Fnatic’s performance on Monday was their newest addition Jack “Jackinho” Ström Mattsson, who struggled to impress and finished the series with only 26 frags and 0.83 HLTV rating. Regardless, this was his first match at this level of play so he deserves some slack for his subpar showings.
Fnatic performed much better than what I expected, however, they were facing Complexity, who are playing with a stand-in and are supposedly also dealing with some internal struggles. Something clearly isn’t clicking in this team considering Justin “jks” Savage is performing much worse compared to his time at 100 Thieves.
OG have been consistently losing close games, so it’s nice to see them get back on their winning ways, even though they only managed to defeat Dignitas. OG won the first map of the series (Inferno ) 16-14, got completely stomped on Train (3-16) and sealed the deal with a narrow 16-14 win on Dust2.
OG entered their match with Dignitas as big favourites, yet they still struggled a bit too much. Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså was their best player with 67 frags and 1.20 HLTV rating, whereas Issa “ISSAA” Murad managed only 42 frags and 0.85 HLTV rating, which is miles off his form during his time at HellRaisers.
Fnatic looked much better in their opening cs_summit 7 fixture than OG, but that does not convince me they should be priced as the favourites. The Swedish squad have been at a standstill for the last couple of months, whereas OG have at least been showing some improvement, so I have to favour OG over Fnatic here. Value bet on OG.
Prediction: OG to win
Mousesports vs Heroic
Mousesports produced a dominant 2-0 victory against FaZe Clan yesterday with 16-6 on Mirage and 16-4 on Train, which was quite impressive for a team that is on the brink of losing their in-game leader. Then again, knowing this might be their last tournament together just might have helped mouz play without any pressure.
Even though I was impressed with the performance of the whole team, it was David “frozen” Čerňanský who had a standout performance. He managed 47 frags and 1.79 HLTV rating across the series, which was far above all of his teammates and FaZe Clan members, who all finished below the 1.00 line.
Their next opponents MiBR enter this match off a 0-2 loss against Heroic. MiBR started the series well and came close to winning on Overpass (14-16), but they fell apart on Vertigo, where the Danes sealed the deal with a commanding 16-9 victory.
René “TeSeS” Madsen was the best player on the server that day with 58 frags and 1.60 HLTV rating, however, we have to consider he was facing a lower-rated team so his numbers are slightly inflated.
Despite their commanding victory against FaZe, mousesports should not be priced as the favourites for this match. Their recent victory might look good on paper, but we wouldn’t value it too much since FaZe have pending roster changes and questionable morale. Value bet on Heroic.
Prediction: Heroic to win
Virtus.pro vs FURIA
Virtus.pro swept Ninjas in Pyjamas yesterday with 16-5 on Overpass and 16-6 on Inferno. I was quite impressed with what the CIS squad have shown and if they can continue playing with the same pace, VP just might win the whole thing.
FURIA, on the other side, edged out Cloud9 with 2-1 in their opening fixture of cs_summit 7. The Brazilians took the series lead with 16-14 on Inferno but failed to see the same success on Nuke, which C9 won with 16-6.
Cloud9 even held a 9-6 half time lead on Train but struggled to on T-Side when FURIA put together an almost perfect CT-side performance (10-2) to steal the win. Much of FURIA’s success was thanks to Yuri “yuurih” Santos who was excellent on CT-side where he managed 18 frags and 2.40 HLTV rating.
It is a pleasure to watch Virtus.pro when they’re on a roll and the amount of firepower they have is just amazing. On the other side, I don’t believe FURIA are as bad as the odds suggest even though they are playing with Lucas “honda” Cano as a stand-in. FURIA to keep it close.
Prediction: Over 2.50 Maps
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