MyBookie brings you another pair of free Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting picks and predictions for this week’s action in Group D at ESL Pro League Season 15.
Today, we focus on the first round of Group D matches, slated for Wednesday, March 30, including Natus Vincere vs AGO and Complexity vs Heroic. Here are our betting previews of the games with all the information you’ll need to make smart picks against their Counter-Strike odds.
Top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Games to Wager on Wednesday, March 30
Natus Vincere vs AGO
When: Wednesday, March 30 – 12:30 CET
Natus Vincere are the current no.1 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in the world and the main favorite to win the ESL Pro League Season 15 title. There is no denying that NaVi are a class above the majority of the teams attending this event – including AGO – but backing NaVi to win 2-0 here might not be the best call.
It’s important to consider that NaVi hasn’t played a single official match in over a month – since they crashed out of IEM Katowice, so some ring rust is expected. Meanwhile, AGO have been active throughout March, with seven official matches under their belts.
Admittedly, AGO have won just one of those seven and against much weaker teams, but even that doesn’t mean they should be +1200 underdogs for this bout. NaVi should win this match more times than not, but we expect to see a more shaky performance from them on Wednesday, which could help AGO be relatively competitive.
It’s highly unlikely for AGO to cause an upset, and we wouldn’t expect them to win a map either. But the round line is set at 6.5, so it’s hard to pass on the Poles to take advantage of the situation and at least reach double digits on both maps.
Prediction: AGO +6.5 rounds (Map 1&2) | Get Your Counter-Strike Betting Odds
Complexity vs Heroic
When: Wednesday, March 30 – 16:00 CET
Priced as high as +333, Complexity are expected to struggle against Heroic, and that’s a fair assessment. Since the roster rebuild, Complexity have not achieved anything worth talking about, and they even struggled against teams that are a few tiers below Heroic.
Even though they won the most recent American RMR Open Qualifiers, where they beat Team Liquid (14-16), this is not a very strong team, and it would be shocking to see them make any further than the group stage.
On the other side, Heroic have not made a single roster change since February 2021, so not only should the Danes have a stronger synergy, but they’re also a much better team. Their quality was very evident in February when Heroic defeated OG (2-1), Vitality (2-0), and Virtus.pro (2-0), and their only defeat came against the eventual champions FaZe (0-2).
Since then, Heroic have played three games against Apeks (2-0), ECSTATIC (2-0), and Copenhagen Flames (2-0), which aren’t exactly strong opponents, but Heroic have at least been active this month, so they won’t be rusty heading into ESL Pro League.
This is Heroic’s match to lose, and unless they shoot themselves in the foot, they should come out ahead with a commanding victory. At the offered betting odds, Heroic -1.5 maps is the only way to go.
Prediction: Heroic -1.5 maps | Get Your Counter-Strike Betting Odds