Dota 2 Daily Betting Tips – Thursday
OGA Dota PIT China
OGA Dota PIT China is entering it’s 2nd season. The best teams in China are facing each other for a $90.000 prize pool. On the other side of the planet, tier 3 EU / CIS teams are fighting in Arena of Blood tournament. Let’s analyze the most interesting matches on Thursday.
MATCH: PSG.LGD vs EHOME
Date: Thursday, July 2nd @ 08:00 CEST
This will be the first match for PSG.LGD in this league, while EHOME already played their opening matches on Wednesday vs CDEC (2-1 for EHOME). Both teams are the cream of the Chinese Dota 2 scene. PSG.LGD looked amazing in the ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: China tournament one month ago, which they have won. I would be brave enough to say that they are the best Chinese team currently. Their last match was a win vs Vici Gaming, while EHOME has 2 wins vs CDEC and IG.Vitality.
In the last 1 month, they played 2 times and both times PSG.LGD won with 2-0 result. Odds are so low on PSG.LGD win, maybe unjustified, as I do think EHOME will have their chance too. But generally, PSG.LGD are the better team and they should win this.
PICK: PSG.LGD ML, 1.31 @ BetOnBit
MATCH: RNG vs SAG
Date: Thursday, July 2nd @ 14:00 CEST
On day 1 of this league, SAG lost to Invictus Gaming with a close 2-1 result. RNG still don’t have any matches in their group. What an opening will this be for them. One day ago those two teams faced each other in DPL-CDA Professional League and RNG celebrated their victory there with a close 2-1 win. However, 3 days ago, RNG lost 0-2 to SAG in Beyond Epic China. That just shows you how Chinese Dota is unpredictable currently.
From top teams, it can happen that everybody can beat anybody, no matter what league they play in. However, even though SAG are slight favourites here, most probably because of their recent form, I do like RNG’s lineup and individual quality more. They can surely do it, as they did it yesterday. It will be a close match however. Odds on RNG win are amazing, worth taking a risk.
PICK: RNG ML, 1.92 @ BetOnBit
MATCH: Extremum vs Team Empire
Date: Thursday, July 2nd @ 15:55 CEST
Extremum has a shot here to take their first tournament title with this new lineup. Their new mix of players is working fine and they are playing good. They’ve won their last match vs pretty solid Nemiga, while Empire struggled to get their win vs Family Team. With G and AfterLife on their roster Extremum is looking really dangerous. Even tho Empire played last weeks vs top tier EU/CIS teams and they have collected a lot of experience in those matches, I do think this will be the close one. In their upper bracket final match yesterday, Extremum shocked Team Empire with 2-0 and sent them to the lower bracket.
Empire bounced back with a win over Team Nemiga, and will now face Extremum again in the grand finals of this event. This match is best of 5 now, so we have a lot of potential outcomes here. Another interesting thing is that Extremum starts with 1-0 lead due to their upper bracket performance. Team Empire will really need to show their A game to be able to threaten Extremum here. However, if Empire shows recent performance they’ve shown in Beyond Epic tournament, they can do something here. Strange to see them as underdogs here. Handicap bets are amazing here.