NaVi vs. MIBR Betting Predictions | ESL Pro League Season 13 Match Analysis

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ESL Pro League Season 13 group stage is far from done! We still have two unfinished groups. We’ve already seen three rounds played in group C with Gambit and FURIA sitting at the top with three wins and no losses.

NaVi is the group’s biggest surprise so far; a negative surprise, mind you.

They’ve won just one match, losing against FURIA and Gambit in two utterly poor fixtures. Can S1mple and the company spring back up and cement their position in the playoffs? Well, that’s what we’re here for!

NaVi vs. MIBR Predictions

As always, our in-depth CSGO betting predictions are here! NaVi vs. MIBR picks will be given later on, after discussing both teams’ state of affairs in three critical segments.

But first, here’s a short FAQ for all you newcomers reading this:

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Yessir! ESL Pro League S13 has been a solid event thus far. It did have its fair share of upsets, but not nearly as much as we’ve seen on events earlier this year. So yeah, if you’re looking to get back up on your feet and keep your betting budget in good shape, ESL Pro League S13 is the obvious choice!

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Map Pool Stats

NaVi’s map pool stats coupled with their most recent matches makes absolutely no sense. They’ve won weird maps, they’ve lost even weirder ones. I honestly don’t know what to think of their map pool depth anymore. I know S1mple’s absence on Overpass against Gambit is what led them into this position… but still, we can’t blame the MVP for one bad match, especially after he came out with worries regarding his physical condition, can we?

As for MIBR; they managed to take Overpass against Gambit but lost Train against Team One. Assuming the Brazilians ban Nuke, the CIS champs ought to sign up for Dust 2 or Inferno as their primary map. The first is their strongest map, the second is their best counter against MIBR.

Even though the map pool stats are weird across the board, I have to give NaVi the winning points here.

There’s no way MIBR can outplay them. Heck, the only maps they might feel more comfortable on are Mirage and Overpass… and the latter is a proper stretch even after we take recent results into account.

Form

NaVi’s 2021 has been looking pretty good up until IEM XV World Championship and that dreadful 2:0 loss against Gambit. Before that, they cruised to a win on BLAST Premier Global Final and qualified for the Spring Finals through the group stage.

As for MIB, their new roster is still trying their best to bring the brand back to its former glory.

It’s hasn’t been going too well, though. While they do have potential (and I feel like I’ve emphasized this a few times already), they’re just keep making silly mistakes and try to outwit opponents rather than take the simplest (read round-winning) approach.

Individual Aspects

S1mple’s tweet doesn’t breathe in too much hope ahead of our NaVi vs. MIBR predictions! However, my man S1mple is apologizing for just one bad match. I’m sure he’s going to turn a new page, get some proper sleep and kickstart tomorrow with a quad in the first five rounds. Yep, you’ve heard it here first.

Nothing much to say about MIBR here.

They’ve been nothing short of brilliant in terms of team cohesion. They’re also consistent… as far as making silly mistakes goes. They have room for improvement, but I don’t think they’ll have a blast against NaVi tomorrow:

NaVi vs. MIBR Betting Predictions
NaVi to Win 2:0!

Odds are courtesy of BetOnline. You can check out our BetOnline review here.

Unfortunately, -455 is not the best value here. MIBR could explode and we’re just not getting our money’s worth with that one. NaVi to win 2:0 at -135, on the other hand, definitely possesses a lot more oomph in the value department. That’s what we’re going with here; well, that’s what I’m going with, at least…

Both NaVi and MIBR are at 1-2 and things aren’t looking very good for them.

Remember, this is a round-robing group meaning several teams could have the exact same number of points. Tiebreakers are h2h contests and then map advantage. But, should NaVi defeat MIBR tomorrow, their spot in the grand finals shouldn’t be in question as they’re set to play against Team One in the final round.

Donnie Mitchell / Author

Donnie hails from the Midwestern US and happily embraces the nerd stereotype. He likes writing about CS:GO, Overwatch, Fortnite, and anything esports-related, really. He also dabbles in the world of cryptocurrency and how that might tap into the esports betting world. Donnie stepped into the gambling side of esports just a few years back. Donnie is currently married and owns two large dogs, who may or may not be named after Mario and Luigi.