DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 Playoffs Betting Predictions

By EsportsOnly.Com
on Apr 20, 2018

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.

mousesports at the Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018 Group Stages

mousesports at the Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018 Group Stages. Photo via https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamhack/

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.

Gambit Esports at Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018

Gambit Esports at Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018. Photo via https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamhack/

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 at Dreamhack Masters 2018

FaZe Clan at Dreamhack Masters 2018. Photo via https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamhack/

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.

Ninjas in Pyjamas at the Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018 Group Stage

Ninjas in Pyjamas at the Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018 Group Stage. Photo via https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamhack/

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.

Final prediction: Fnatic to win.

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