Betting-Previews.com brings you Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting tips and predictions for the ninth day of play at WePlay Academy League. Today we take a look at four matches, played on Tuesday, July 27, starting with a clash between mouz NXT and FURIA Academy at 17:00 CEST.
CS:GO WePlay Academy League Day 9
We hit two of four main selections for WePlay Academy League Day 8, which keeps us in the green at 5.50 units of profit, 22.5% ROI, and 54.5% hit rate. A couple of close calls yesterday prevented us from reaching the numbers we posted early into the tournament.
However, it’s no use crying over spilled milk, and let’s instead focus on what the ninth day of action at the WePlay Academy League holds in store for us!
Mouz NXT vs FURIA Academy
Tuesday, July 27 – 17:00 CEST
Mouz NXT enter this match on a five-game winning streak, having beaten the likes of Fnatic Rising, VP.Prodigy, Astralis Talent, NAVI Junior, and Young Ninjas. They started the tournament with a shaky win against Fnatic Rising, to which they added two defeats against FURIA Academy and BIG Academy, but it looks like mouz NXT have figured things out and are now playing solid CS; finally proving to everyone why they were billed as the tournament favorites!
FURIA Academy had no business being priced as favorites to win yesterday’s match against Astralis Talent, and we successfully capitalized on that! After winning the first two matches against Astralis Talent and mouz NXT, the Brazilians have now lost six in a row, and it doesn’t look good. Sure, some of the losses were close, 14-16 against VP.Prodigy and BIG Academy, but getting blown out by Fnatic Rising, Young Ninjas and NAVI Junior is not ideal.
Mouz NXT are on a five-match winning streak, while FURIA Academy are on a six-match losing streak. Granted, these are all BO1 matches, where a couple of lucky rounds can either win or lose you a match, so don’t take these results so seriously. Still, it is hard to deny that FURIA have looked really bad at times against way weaker opponents than mouz NXT, and I am sure mouz NXT will want revenge for their previous loss against Brazilians. Bet on mouz NXT to win!
Prediction: mouz NXT -4.50 Rounds – 1.746 at Pinnacle (0.50 Units)
VP.Prodigy vs Fnatic Rising
Tuesday, July 27 – 18:00 CEST
VP.Prodigy have won two of eight matches at the tournament, 16-11 against Young Ninjas and 16-14 against FURIA Academy. On the other end, Fnatic Rising have won five matches against Astralis Talent, Young Ninjas, BIG Academy, FURIA Academy, and VP.Prodigy. Their only three losses happened against tournament favorites mouz NXT (twice) and NAVI Junior.
I don’t rate VP.Prodigy s win over Young Ninjas very highly. They were doing some predictable things, especially Alexey “RuFire” Burakov s shotgun peeks (he should not have gotten that many kills, horrible to watch Young Ninjas just letting him peak over and over again), and I have no idea how Young Ninjas were not able to punish them. Fnatic Rising have better players, and as long as Iulian “regali” Harjău is on point, they should be able to crush VP.Prodigy!
Sure, VP.Prodigy have been playing some close matches, but there is no way to tell whether they’ll manage another tight affair today. Fnatic Rising to cover the spread has to be the bet here!
Prediction: fnatic Rising -3.50 Rounds – 1.99 at Pinnacle (0.50 Units)
Astralis Talent vs BIG Academy
Tuesday, July 27 – 19:00 CEST
BIG Academy have now lost two in a row against NAVI Junior and Young Ninjas and their previous two wins over VP.Prodigy and FURIA Academy weren’t as convincing as they should be. Looking at Astralis Talent, they started the tournament terribly and looked like the worst team in the field, but they managed to pick up some wins against the likes of FURIA Academy, VP.Prodigy and NAVI Junior and played close maps against Fnatic Rising and mouz NXT.
These two teams have already played once at this tournament, with BIG Academy coming out ahead 16-11 on Nuke. That win came down to the performances of Nico “Aqua” Kembitzky, who had 39 frags, 140.9 ADR, and a 2.04 HLTV rating. Anyway, things are looking way different from last time out, and Astralis Talent are now coming into the match with the home team advantage as far as vetoing goes.
BIG Academy played well at the start of the tournament, but they have been getting worse and worse as the tournament progressed, and I am sure Astralis Talent will be looking for revenge here. As long as Aqua doesn’t bail out BIG once again, Astralis should be able to take this one!
Prediction: Astralis Talent +3.50 Rounds – 1.75 at Unibet (0.50 Units)
Alternative: Astralis Talent to win – 2.25 at Bet365 (0.50 Units) / Over 26.50 Rounds – 1.95 at Unibet (0.50 Units)
NAVI Junior vs Young Ninjas
Tuesday, July 27 – 20:00 CEST
These two teams have played each other numerous times so far, and the only win for NAVI Junior came at this tournament; 16-11 on Mirage. Prior to that, Young Ninjas were 7-0 up in the map head-to-head against NAVI Junior!
I will be honest here, I am not convinced with Young Ninjas, and I have no idea how this match will go. But looking at the odds, I don’t think they are based on reality. Most money will go on NAVI Junior, and the betting odds are starting to show that. However, in a single BO1, I am willing to go against the public. 1.95 – 1.86 in favor of Young Ninjas would be a way fairer price, and with Pinnacle offering 2.01 on Young Ninjas, the bet is obvious!
Prediction: Young Ninjas to win – 2.01 at Pinnacle (0.50 Units)
Alternative: Over 26.50 Rounds – 1.83 at Bet365 (0.50 Units)
Check back tomorrow when we return with our predictions for the 10th round of WePlay Academy League! Also, don’t forget to check out our preview for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s tournament match between Belinda Bencic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova!