Daily Esports Betting Tips: CS:GO ESL Season 13 – Thursday, April 8
The CS:GO ESL Pro League Season 13 is close to the end as we are only three days away from witnessing the Grand Final. The stakes are higher at this stage of the competition, which is why every team is expected to put on a great showing. Making bets at this stage can be tricky, but with sufficient information, you can make the right decision.
Twenty-four European CS:GO teams started their ESL Pro League Season 13 journey on March 8, 2021. All teams will be looking to get a larger piece of the whopping $750,000 prize pool. Four groups with six teams each were created. So far, we have had action from Group A. All matches, except the Grand Final, will follow a best of three format. The winners from each team will proceed to Play-In seeding, while the second and third-placed teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs. There is enough motivation to winning the competition as the winner goes home with $175,000, 1,300 Pro Tour points, and a spot at the Blast Premier Global Final and 2,800 points. Two fixtures we will be focusing on in this review will come from the Play-in round.
Betting Tips for the Top Upcoming CS:GO Matches
Match: Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) vs. Heroic
Tournament: ESL Pro League Season 13
Date: April 8, 2021, at 15:00 CEST
It has been a perfect run for Heroic so far in the competition, topping the Group A leaderboard with 15 points during a 5-0 run. Heroic will face-off with Group B leaders, Ninjas in Pyjamas, in the first bout in the Play-in round. Ninjas in Pyjamas ended their Group Stage with a 4-1 run and +26 points differential.
NiP are strong contenders but not very consistent with their results. The team lost their first match in the Group Stage before going on a 4-0 run against teams who are not playing exceptionally well at the moment. NiP comes into this game with a loss in their last outing at the Pinnacle Cup.
So far, Heroic is on a 7-0 run, and it is difficult to see any team stopping that run at the moment. One thing is for sure, it will be an intense game when these two teams kick-off. At BetOnline, Heroic are the favorites with a win odd of -175, while NiP is the underdogs with +146 win odd.
With how both teams are playing currently, it is a guaranteed win for Heroic. However, NiP is not expected to go down without a fight.
Betting Pick: Over 2.5 Maps (+101) at BetOnline.
Match: Astralis vs. Gambit Esports
Tournament: ESL Pro League Season 13
Date: April 8, 2021, at 18:30 CET
Gambit Esports flew high in Group C, as they did not lose a match. With that impressive outing, they are on an 8-0 run. The team ended Group C with 15 points and +66 points differential, the highest in the ESL Pro League Season 13. Astralis has also been impressive, losing only their first game in the Group Stage. The winner of this bout will advance to the Semifinals, while the loser will feature in a Quarterfinals match.
Astralis is the stronger team on paper, while Gambit Esports is the team in better form. Backing one team to win will be a risky bet as it could go either way. It is worth pointing out that Astralis has not looked their best so far in this tournament, which is very unlike them.
Sportsbooks have Astralis as the favorites coming into this matchup. BetOnline favors Astralis with -119 win odd, while that of Gambit stands at +100. With the odds, you get a clear indication that it will be a very close match. The underdogs are more likely to continue their perfect run in the competition. However, our pick will be based on the Total Maps Played – Over 2.5.
Betting Pick: Over 2.5 Maps: (-101) at BetOnline.