Afreeca Starleague Season 7 Quarterfinals Matches
The Afreeca Starleague Season 7 playoffs have started and two quarterfinals have already determined the winners. Effort and Mini made short work of their opponents and both have qualified to the semi-finals after winning in four matches. This decisive round of the competition is scheduled for early March, but on February 26 and February 27, the last two quarterfinals will unfold. Punters and eSports fans alike can bet on the winners of these two decisive matches and also wager on one of the special markets available.
Rain is Huge Favourite in the All-Protoss Quarterfinal
The All-Protoss quarterfinal of the Afreeca Starleague Season 7 also happens to be the most lopsided match of the playoffs. Rain takes on Horang2 and the former is a huge favourite to advance to the semi-final and the second Protoss. He is the more experienced of the two and he showed no signs of weakness throughout the tournament, not to mention his vastly superior experience. Under these circumstances, it is no surprise that ArcaneBet prices him at 1/10 and also regards him as the main favourite to win the event.
While there is a strong possibility that both Protoss players in the semi-final will come from Group D, Horang2 won’t go down without a fight. As the clear underdog, he is given odds of 5/1 by Rivalry, but he will have to play perfectly to stand a chance. Punters who fancy a surprise in this quarterfinal should consider a bet on the underdog to cover the +1.5 games spread. There is even value in a bet on Horang2 to win a single match, which is a distinct possibility, given his results against fellow Protoss players so far.
Sharp and Last are the Only Terrans Still Standing
Terran players were the most numerous at the beginning of the tournament, but only three have qualified for the playoffs. One more will be sent home on February 27, but the good news is that it is a certainty that one of them will reach the semi-finals. Sharp and Last play in the most balanced quarterfinal, with the former being a narrow favourite at odds of 3/4 with Betway. He is the player in better form and has recently played a final, not to mention his excellent results in matches against Terrans.
Last is yet to play against a Terran opponent after he joined the free round in the first group stage and played exclusively against Protoss and Zerg opponents in the second. He also has experience at the highest level and a pretty impressive track record in the Afreeca Starleague. Pinnacle offers tempting odds of 19/20 on him and there is a strong possibility for the odds to grow even further as kickoff draws near. Under these circumstances, punters could expect even odds if they bet minutes before the match begins.