DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 is about to enter its Playoffs stage and only 7 matches are left to be played until the champion is decided. Just half of the initial 16 teams have made it out of the groups and they will be competing over the next few days for a remaining prize pool of $232.000.
DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 Betting Predictions
Natus Vincere vs. mousesports
Na’Vi is playing great CS at the moment and the team’s results are excellent. They qualified for the Playoffs by taking 1st place in Group C after 2 wins against Renegades and Fnatic. Na’Vi’s main issue at the moment is that it’s heavily dependent on s1mple’s ability to perform exceptionally well every game.
Mousesports isn’t doing too bad either and has won two titles this year: one at StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 and one at V4 Future Sports Festival Budapest 2018. Its overall performance throughout this year has been great, and the head to head results also favor it to win this match against Na’Vi. However, the main issue is s1mple’s unbelievable form, which I believe will be too much for them to handle.
Betway has a correct assessment of the situation and puts the odds at 1.80 – 1.90 in Na’Vi’s favor. At these odds, it’s definitely worthwhile to bet on the CIS team.
Final prediction: Natus Vincere to win.
Cloud9 vs. Gambit Esports
Cloud9 seems to be doing just fine after losing Stewie2K and bringing in FNS and their new in-game leader. The North American team qualified for the Playoffs of DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 by winning Group B and defeating both G2 Esports and FaZe Clan in the process.
On the other side, Gambit Esports had fairly performances during the Group Stage but its poor overall results throughout the year suggest that they will most likely lose against Cloud9.
Betway puts the odds at 1.40 – 2.75 in Cloud9’s favor, anticipating a relatively easy victory for the North American team.
Final prediction: Cloud9 to win.
Astralis vs. FaZe Clan
Astralis is probably the scariest team in CS:GO right now, having won 31 out of their last 38 maps and also having demolished all opposition during the Group Stage of DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018. No doubt, this team looks set to win the whole event.
FaZe Clan entered the tournament as one of the main contenders, but it immediately became obvious that they’re not actually all that strong with Xizt as their 5th instead of olofmeister. Overall, the team looks shaky.
Betway puts the odds at 1.60 – 2.20 in Astralis’ favor and this assessment is certainly correct. In fact, the odds are actually very high given the huge likelihood of an Astralis victory in this match.
Final prediction: Astralis to win.
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Fnatic
Ninjas in Pyjamas is playing top CS at this tournament and is clear now that the addition of dennis to the team has been a great decision. The Swedes made it to the Playoffs of DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 by winning their group with victories against SK Gaming and mousesports. The whole roster has been on fire during the first phase of the competition.
After winning Intel Extreme Masters Season XII World Championship and World Electronic Sports Games this year, Fnatic should definitely be regarded a top contender at any event. However, the team finished 2nd in Group C after it was defeated by Natus Vincere. Its performances have been pretty solid, and the vast experience of its roster should help it win this match against NiP.
Betway puts the odds at 1.70 – 2.05 in NiP’s favor, but I don’t believe they can best Fnatic in a Bo3 for the time being.