MyBookie returns with more free eSports betting tips and predictions for this week’s action.
Today, we take a look at two ESL Pro League Season 15 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches on Thursday, March 10. Here are our picks for Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Entropiq and LookingForOrg vs Fnatic, with all the information you’ll need to place bets against their Counter Strike odds.
Top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Games to Wager on Thursday, March 10
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Entropiq
- When: Thursday, March 10 – 16:00 CET
Ninjas in Pyjamas head into the ESL Pro League Season 15 following a relatively solid showing at IEM Katowice 2022, where the Swedes placed top-eight.
Over the entire tournament, NiP won against Wisla Krakow, Copenhagen Flames Gambit Esports, and MOUZ, but lost against Virtus.pro and in the rematch against Gambit Esports, who denied them a spot in the playoffs.
Even though NiP did not make the final six in Poland, they have shown a lot of good qualities, so they should be set for a strong finish in the ESL Pro League. They likely won’t be reaching for the title, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that NiP can compete with the top dogs.
Unlike NiP, Entropiq have not achieved much of late. Since claiming silver from Funspark ULTI 2021 in January, Entropiq attended only two events, including IEM Katowice, where they defeated Renegades but lost against MOUZ in the Play-In stage.
Since then, Entropiq were seen attending Pinnacle Winter Series #2 and Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 but finished top-eight in both, failing to produce much.
Given their past mediocre results, it makes sense for Entropiq to be viewed as the underdogs for this match. Still, they should be priced much closer to +200 rather than even money. At the offered CS:GO betting odds, NiP is an easy choice.
Prediction: Ninjas in Pyjamas to win
LookingForOrg vs Fnatic
- When: Thursday, March 10 – 19:30 CET
Fnatic have fallen on hard times of late, and the recent roster changes haven’t helped the once-great esports organization. After failing to produce much noise at IEM Katowice, where Fnatic placed ninth-12th, the team decided to part ways with AWPer Owen “smooya” Butterfield and replaced him with an academy player Iulian “regali” Harjău.
Shortly after, it was also revealed that Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin is nearing the exit doors, leaving Fnatic in a tough spot, as the team had to play with two academy players during the Major qualifiers. As a result, and to no one’s surprise, Fnatic looked very shaky.
They crashed out of the first PGL Major Antwerp open qualifiers in the fourth round and could only reach the second round of the second open qualifiers. That’s not a good look for them, knowing that Fnatic played mostly against Tier-2 and Tier-3 teams.
Still, they’re favored to defeat LookingForOrg at ESL Pro League, which makes sense. Despite Fnatic’s recent slip-ups, they’re still significantly better than the Australian squad, who are rightly priced as +700 underdogs.
Even with half of the team missing, Fnatic possesses enough talent to win, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they keep L40 at under double digits on both maps. L40 have won only four games since the start of February, and that includes only one victory against a proper team in AGO and three against stacks such as Peace, 15AVG, and kebabs.
And even in games against teams such as kebabs, L40 dropped 13 rounds, which perfectly illustrates how bad they are. Expect Fnatic to crush LookingForOrg and bounce back from their streak of iffy showings.
Map 1 & Map 2 Prediction: Fnatic -5.5 rounds