Betting-Previews.com returns with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting picks and selections for the eighth day of action at WePlay Academy League. Here are our previews and best bets for five games slated for Monday, July 26.
WePlay Academy League Day 8
It wasn’t the best day for our WePlay Academy League Day 7 betting selections, with only one tip hitting the mark. Fnatic Rising managed to secure a convincing 16-12 victory against Astralis Talent, but things turned sour in the final four fixtures of the day.
On a more positive note, we’re still in the green without Counter-Strike: Global Offensive picks for WePlay Academy League, at 5.65 units of profit, 25.1% ROI and a 55.2% hit rate.
Young Ninjas vs VP.Prodigy
Monday, July 26 – 17:00 CEST
Young Ninjas won both of their last two outings in a pretty convincing fashion. They took down FURIA Academy (16-6) and added a 16-9 victory against BIG Academy, both on Overpass.
Young Ninjas were touted as one of the best teams at the tournament, and they have finally started playing like one. As for VP.Prodigy, they haven’t delivered.
The Russians managed only one win so far, against FURA Academy (16-14 on Vertigo), but underperformed in the remaining six. In their last three, VP.Prodigy lost against Astralis Talent (5-16) BIG Academy (11-16), and against mouz NXT (14-16)
VP.Prodigy and Young Ninjas last met on Monday, July 19, when Ninjas won 16-14. The score would suggest it was a very close affair, but to be honest, Young Ninjas were in control most of the match and were even up 14-5 four rounds into the second half.
VP.Prodigy showed strong resistance and reduced the gap to 14-15, but still fell short. Don’t let the final score fool you – Young Ninjas were the better team!
Young Ninjas will have the home team advantage for this match, and this should show in the final score, especially if we get another game on Overpass, where the Swedes boast an impressive 5:1 record at this tournament.
Unibet offers very attractive betting odds on Young Ninjas to cover the 3.50 rounds at 1.80, and that has to be the best value bet for this match!
Prediction: Young Ninjas -3.50 Rounds – 1.80 at Unibet (0.50 Units)
BIG Academy vs NAVI Junior
Monday, July 26 – 18:00 CEST
BIG Academy and NAVI Junior last met in the opening round of the tournament, when BIG Academy won 16-6, which helped us deliver on two of our selections (we had BIG Academy winning at 4.50 on moneyline and at 2.00 with 5.50 rounds handicap).
Despite their success last time out, I don’t believe we will see anything similar today. NAVI Junior were playing some weird slow style early into the tournament, which obviously hasn’t worked for them, and instead moved to a more fast-paced style, which suits them better.
NAVI Junior won both of their last two outings against Fnatic Rising (16-9) and FURIA Academy (16-3) with relative ease. Although a rather small sample size, it’s fair to say that NAVI Junior have the firepower to beat any team at the tournament, especially with the form their star players in like Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov and Eugene “Aunkere” Karyat have been showing of late.
BIG Academy will have the home team advantage for this match, but I don’t believe that will be a major issue for NAVI Junior, who are playing much cleaner CS and should do better than how they did in their first meeting with the German squad.
With the form m0NESY has been showing (1.75 rating at the tournament), the rounds handicap looks about two points too short! Bet on NAVI Junior to stomp BIG Academy!
Prediction: NAVI Junior -2.50 Rounds, 1.80 at Bet365, Unibet (0.50 Units)
FURIA Academy vs Astralis Talent
Monday, July 26 – 19:00 CEST
After winning the first two matches of the tournament, FURIA Academy started to slump and lost five in a row, which likely hasn’t done any wonders to their morale. They have played a couple of close matches against BIG Academy (14-16) and VP.Prodigy (14-16), but got blown out of the server in the remaining three; managing only five rounds against Fnatic Rising (5-16), six against Young Ninjas (6-16) and only three against NAVI Junior (3-16).
Astralis Talent started the tournament with abysmal results but have been improving with each passing match. They won’t win the title, but the Danes can at least offer some meaningful resistance against top teams.
The betting odds on this match make no sense. FURIA Academy have been steadily declining, whereas Astralis Talent have clearly improved since these two sides last met. Expect a close match with a real possibility of Astralis coming out on top!
Prediction: Astralis Talent +3.50 Rounds – 1.90 at Unibet (0.50 Units)
Alternative: Astralis Talent to win – 2.25 at Bet365 (0.50 Units)
Fnatic Rising vs mouz NXT
Monday, July 26 – 20:00 CEST
Fnatic Rising and mouz NXT last met during the opening round of WePlay Academy League, when mouz NXT won with 22-18 after two OTs. Fnatic Rising were already down 8-13 in that match but managed to close the gap thanks to David “prosus” Hesse and Iulian “regali” Harjău. Fnatic even had a chance to win the game at 15-13 but ended up short.
Fnatic Rising will enjoy the home team advantage today, and with the likes of Kevin ‘Kevve’ Bohlin (former main roster analyst) and Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim helping out the team, they should come up with a solid gameplan.
Although Fnatic Rising players haven’t been playing together for long, they are highly talented, and this roster’s structure seems on point. The odds on Bet365 are nowhere near where they should be, and I expect a much closer affair than what the odds suggest. Value bet on Fnatic Rising!
Prediction: Fnatic Rising +3.50 Rounds – 1.83 at Bet365 (0.50 Units)
Alternative: Fnatic Rising to win – 2.62 at Bet365 (0.50 Units)
We will return tomorrow with more Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting predictions and tips for the ninth day of play at WePlay Academy League. Don’t forget to check our 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s tennis betting preview for a match between Barbora Krejcikova and Belinda Bencic!