Four great matches take place at the Counter-Strike ESL Pro League Season 9 this week. Navi battles Big and Heroic takes on North on Wednesday in the Europe League. Then on Thursday in the Americas League, Ghost throws down against Cloud9 and eUnited goes against Infinity. Check out our eSports betting odds, analysis, and free picks for four top Counter-Strike matches this week!
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Counter-Strike – ESL Pro League Season 9 Europe
Wednesday, May 22
- Navi vs Big
Natus Vincere, Navi, has had a win-loss pattern since early April. They beat Windigo and then lost to G2 eSports. They beat Fnatic and lost to Ence. They followed a win against Cloud9 with a loss to Astralis. In Navi’s last couple of matches, they beat Giants Gaming but lost to Ninjas in Pyjamas. Luckily for Navi, if the pattern holds they will have a chance to win on Wednesday.
Just like Navi, Big has a win-loss pattern in their last couple of matches. Big heads into this off an 0:2 loss to mousesports. This should be a competitive match. Navi will be favored, making Big the underdog play. Taking the odds on Big makes sense.
eSports Betting Pick: Big
- Heroic vs North
North should offer favorite’s odds in their match with Heroic on Wednesday. The Denmark squad has gone 1-3 straight up in their last 4. That’s a sharp contrast to how they played at the StarLadder i-League Season 7 in China in April. They finished that tournament with 3 straight wins over Panda, MIBR, and Faze.
Heroic is 1-5 in their last 6. Also from Denmark, Heroic lost 1:2 to Grayhound in their last match. It’s hard to see Heroic upsetting North on Wednesday. Going with the chalk here.
eSports Betting Pick: North
Counter-Strike – ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas
Thursday, May 23
- Ghost vs Cloud9
Over in the ESL Pro League Americas, Ghost Gaming battles Cloud9 on Thursday in what should be an exciting match. Ghost Gaming is 2-0-1 in the ESL Pro League with the lone loss to Team Liquid on April 18. Ghost did lose twice at the DreamHack Tours in France last week.
Cloud9 is also 2-0-1 in the ESL Pro League. They’re in awful form overall. Cloud9 has lost 5 in a row to Navi, Ence, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis, and Luminosity. Oddsmakers expect a turnaround in form because Cloud9is favored over Ghost. Will that happen? It should. Cloud9 is too good of a team to keep losing. They’ll beat Ghost Gaming on Thursday.
eSports Betting Pick: Cloud9
- eUnited vs Infinity
Infinity is over a 6/1 underdog against eUnited on March 23. That makes sense because Infinity is stepping up in class big time after battling Detona Gaming, Denial eSports, and Isurus Gaming.
Although Infinity should be the underdog, eUnited is in terrible form. They’ve lost 5-of-6. The only squad they’ve beaten in their last 6 is NRG eSports. It might be worth taking a shot on Infinity in this. The team appears inexperienced, but eUnited has played so badly, this could be a good time to back the dog against them.
eSports Betting Pick: Infinity