The odds here are just ridiculous. By all means, G2 should and most likely will win this. However, we can’t really justify the current odds on Eternal Fire at the same time. They just won CCT and with Xantares having a phenomenal performance throughout the entire tournament and even though G2 is just the better team here there’s literally NO value in betting on them.
However, we believe we’ll see Eternal Fire go for Vertigo here. A map that G2 knows how to play and if you go based on HLTV stats you can’t really justify the percentage on G2 as they’re much better than the story says. Overall G2 with Hooxi in the lead is great on Vertigo. One big and major flaw we see however in their Vertigo is Niko. Constantly trying to come from behind on ct-side when it’s a b-execute and he’s always taking too long or the enemies having a read on him.
The map veto we expect is the following:
EF veto Ancient
G2 veto Overpass
EF pick Vertigo [G2 start CT]
G2 pick Nuke [EF start CT]
EF veto Inferno
G2 veto Anubis
Decider - Mirage [Knife Round]
However, even though we favor G2 as a team and even on Vertigo, they should win here. We still reckon that the current odds are just insane. Over 24.5 Rounds @1.86 is just phenomenal in our opinion. So for both of the teams to get at least 9 rounds which we definitely think is reasonable. EF coming from the CCT victory and qualifying for the finals in CCT but also with Xantares playing phenomenally atm and even though G2 are great and will most likely win this 2:0 we still reckon that EF are being heavily underestimated here and we believe it will be a much more even game on MAP 1 at least than what the odds are telling us.
Which is why OUR betting prediction here will be: