Dota 2 Daily Betting Tips – Wednesday
Dota 2 fans are ecstatic as the group stage of Epic League provides some of the best Dota clashes of the year. Classic rivalries and sassy plays are to be expected when the best teams from EU/CiS are playing for a total prize pool of $500,000.
The most popular names in the region received a direct invite, while Mudgolems and Just Error managed to join through a closed qualifier.
In the following article, we are going to look at OG v Vikin.gg (Friday 20/11) as well as events that led up to this moment, in an attempt to give you some insight and help you be more successful when placing a bet. Here we go!
Coming Into This Series
OG has been inconsistent at best so far in the Epic League losing to Virtus.pro and Nigma.
Playoffs appear to be on the line for OG coming into this series and it won’t be a surprise if they advance to the Play-in stage (5th – 8th place in the group stage) and fight for their place if they want to advance forward in the tournament.
Vikin.gg swept past Liquid and Secret in the very first days of the tournament and are looking quite scary at the moment, losing only one game from those two series. They displayed great synergy and team spirit so far and appear to be on another level compared to the other teams.
Can the Vikings even be stopped and are OG up to the challenge?
Markets to Bet on
Let’s have a look at what the bookies think.
The majority are giving OG slightly better odds in this series – 1.85 versus 1.91.
First blood markets have similar odds and very little value considering it’s pretty much a matter of chance, even if you have superior draft and strategy knowledge.
The odds for Under 2.5 maps worth 1.80 and we cannot see the potential value for betting.
Correct map score is the market that we recommend as a 2:0 win for Vikin.gg is priced at 3.60.
If OG manages to take the first game you could find tremendous value in a 1:2 comeback.
Players to Watch
As you know, every team is having a key player responsible for the success. We would like to highlight your attention to the following crew members, who are capable of bringing the victory to their teams:
- Saksa is arguably the most consistent player on the side of OG with brilliant plays on heroes like Dark Willow and Clockwork. He has made some very cheeky plays this tournament from the 4 positions displaying good synergy with Ceb in the offline.
- BOOM has been popping off from the mid lane time and time again for Vikin.gg this tournament. The matchup versus Topson this game will definitely be interesting to watch as both have a unique hero pool and playstyle. Expect early rotations if heroes like Storm Spirit or Puck come into play for BOOM as he tends to roam around the map as soon as he hits level 6. Otherwise, he might settle down during the early game on something tanky like Dragon Knight or Doom.
Our Betting Preview and Pick
OG is simply too inconsistent and seems to be still recovering after the departure of Ana and Jerax.
The team appears to be in shambles with dodgy drafts and sloppy execution at times.
Vikin.gg on the other hand have displayed amazing performance so far and we believe they will take the series by storm.
Match Win Probability: Vikin.gg 59% v 41% OG
Betting Pick: Vikin.gg ML + Correct Map Score 0:2