Dota 2 Betting Tips – Tuesday
What a treat ESL Germany has been for Dota fans around the world.
In the upcoming Round 5, teams will have one last chance to advance to the playoffs or risk elimination. Some were unlucky to end up in this situation, while others failed to perform at the required level or simply made some costly mistakes. One thing is certain – this next round will be do or die for these teams. That is why we expect them to play their hearts out and maybe reveal something they have been holding back until now.
MATCHUP: 5men vs Nigma
Are these teams out of tricks or do they still have something up their sleeve? In this article, we will take a look at 5men vs Nigma, break down the odds for you and even give you our picks so you can hopefully make some money while enjoying Dota 2.
Bookmaker Odds and Performance So Far
Currently, most bookies see Team Nigma as clear favourites to advance to the playoffs with odds of about 1.40. But is this realistic? We believe so. 5men have had some awkward series in this tournament, and they definitely have not shown their full potential and might present a surprise this time around. Do not be fooled by 3.00 odds bookies are giving them, they are likely stronger than that.
Team Nigma has been very sloppy recently and managed to upset their fans more than once this tournament, losing to underdogs Yellow Submarine and Mudgolems. Oddsmakers think they will bounce back though.
What Markets to Look At
Since the bookmakers have a clear favourite in this series, this provides a couple of opportunities you can capitalize on. Most people expect Nigma to fly past 5men but that doesn’t mean it will be a clear 2:0. If you think 5men can take a game from Nigma make sure to take advantage of 3.20 odds for Correct map score 1:2. If not, then a clear 0:2 also has good value – 2.30. Another lucrative market is first blood. 5men making the first kill will bring you odds of about 2.40, which is definitely something to consider. After all, anything can happen in this series and picking the first blood is often up to chance.
Gun to our heads, we expect Nigma to win 2:0 here. They are much more experienced and everyone expects them to move forward. 5men on the other hand are very fun to watch and will absolutely be looking to take something from this game.
Pick: Nigma to win 2:0, first blood for 5men at any time.