League of Legends European Championship Opening Matches » Betting Tips
The most important tournament for European players is about to start and 10 of the best teams from the continent participate. League of Legends European Championship is the name of the new event, but the competition is every bit as important as the one that preceded it. Matches are played in a double round-robin format and winners are decided at the end of the best-of-one series. Six teams will qualify for the playoffs and the top two will make it directly to the semi finals so every single match matters.
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Fnatic and Misfits are the Big Favourites on Opening Day
The first matches of the new League of Legends European Championship are scheduled for January 18 and Fnatic play in the opening game. It was only natural for the most successful team in the history of the competition to play first and they’re expected to defeat SK Gaming. Betway currently offers odds of 1/4 on their win, while pricing the underdogs at 27/10, but both are expected to change as kickoff draws near.
Misfits play in the second to last match of the day, but there are also have the favorites to kickstart the new campaign with a clear victory over Rogue. They have a proven team and a more experienced roster, so it comes as no surprise that they also get odds of 1/4 at bet-at-home. Rogue have the advantage of playing from the underdog position, so they are under no pressure and could cash in on odds of 27/10.
Splyce and G2 Have the Advantage of Experience
Splyce are scheduled to play in the second match of the day, immediately after Fnatic’s game has ended. Just like the team before them, they are expected to start with a victory, against the less experienced excel eSports. ArcaneBet offers odds twice as big on them to win, which only makes the bet more tempting. If the underdogs cause an upset in the opening day, those who bet on them will be paid at 17/10.
G2 will wrap up a busy League of Legends European Championship opening day with their match against Origen. The game is scheduled to start at 8 PM UK time and punters can find the best odds on a G2 win at Rivalry. The bookmaker prices their victory at 1/2, but these odds are expected to drop by the time the match starts. Origen will have to play their best to stand a chance, as reflected by the odds of 17/10.
Without a doubt the most balanced game of the day is the one between Team Vitality and Schalke 04. The former are favorites, but only slightly, as reflected by odds of 13/20 offered by GG.bet. Their opponents have greatly increased the quality of their roster and now have experienced players capable of challenging the best teams. Even though the odds on their victory don’t exceed 6/5, they are still worth considering.