CS:GO ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals » Betting Tips
Counter Strike Global Offensive players have yet another reason to be enthusiastic about December, as the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals start on Monday. Once again, the best teams will be brought into the spotlight for a tournament that lasts for an entire week and has a $750,000 guaranteed prize pool. During the group stage, which lasts between December 4 and December 6, 16 teams will try to secure a place in the playoffs. The initial matches are best of one, but all the rest are played in a best-of-three series and the grand finals scheduled for Sunday will require up to five games.
Astralis and MIBR are Huge Favorites on Monday
Astralis play the opening match against Vici Gaming and according to the odds of 3/100 offered by Bet-at-home, only a miracle could see their opponents through. There are plenty of matches left to be played, but it is fair to say that this is going to be the most lopsided game of the entire ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. Punters who bet on the underdog in this match will be rewarded with exceptional odds of 8/1.
MIBR are not expected to have much of a challenge against Sharks, even though a single match is played and mistakes can be made. Betway offers odds of 1/10 on the favorites to prevail, while pricing an underdog win at 5/1. There are two other matches in the first round of the group stage that are almost as unbalanced, with BIG and Natus Vincere being credited the first chance. The former play against INTZ and punters only get odds of 1/5, a bit better than the 3/20 offered on a Natus Vincere win over ORDER.
NRG and North Play the most Anticipated Match
One game stands out from the crowd during this stage of the competition and it is the match between NRG and North. These two teams are so evenly matched that Esportsbetting.com offers identical odds of 9/10 on each team to prevail. They have met before many times in important events and both are expected to make a deep run in this competition. Team Liquid will play against G2 and in the light of recent results, they have emerged as favorites in the series. The odds of them to win stand at 7/20 with ArcaneBet, but the underdogs are more than capable of causing an upset and odds of 2/1 surely look tempting.
Renegades look like the team bookmakers underestimate the most at this point of the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. Punters can take advantage of the odds of 3/2 offered by GG.bet on their victory, instead of backing the alleged favorites HellRaisers at 1/2. Another match that is hard to call is the one between Mousesports and Ghost Gaming, which appears to be tilted towards the former. Mousesports are currently priced at 9/20, with not so negligible odds of 3/2 offered on a Ghost Gaming victory.