Virtus.pro vs. Faze betting picks are here, promising a value-packed betting opportunity on the second PGL Major Stockholm matchday. The first day brought forth several surprises, Astralis going 0:2 being by far the biggest. This here, though, are teams that won both of their opening clashes and are basically playing for direct qualification for the second stage. The winner joins eight Legends in the next stage without needing any further matches. The loser gets another chance to qualify in the fourth round.
— PGL (@pglesports) October 26, 2021
It’s fairly straightforward.
Virtus.pro vs. Faze Odds
Here are the odds for this CSGO matchup:
Disclaimer – odds are subject to change
Believe it or not, Faze Clan are the favorites in this one. It’s kind of strange to see, especially knowing the way both teams played in tournaments prior to the Major. Mind you, I’m not saying Virtus.pro is the better side here, it’s just that this odds’ discrepancy makes no sense.
Where there’s no sense, there’s got to be extra value. Let’s take a closer look!
Virtus.pro vs. Faze Betting Predictions
First things first, this is a bo3 clash which means map pools play a more vital role. Statistically, Faze Clan’s pool looks slightly better. Overpass, Dust 2, and Mirage favor them, as well as Ancient which VP rarely play. Virtus.pro’s only statistically superior map is Faze Clan’s map pick, which has to be the main reason why Twistzz and the boys are the favorites here.
Is there anything VP can do to push the odds in their favor? Well, that’s what we aim to find out in the remainder of our Virtus.pro vs. Faze betting picks!
Virtus.pro Betting Preview
- Jame (IGL)
- Dastan (coach)
Let’s address the elephant in the room right away. Yep, this VP roster is basically 2019 StarLadder Major’s AVANGAR but with YEKINDAR instead of AdreN. Arguably, they now have an even more talented roster, with the in-form Latvian establishing himself as one of the hottest young prodigies in CIS.
Mentored by Jame, arguably the best AWPer on the last Major, this VP team has plenty of fragging potential. But, there’s plenty of it on the other end of the server too. If both sides play aggressively, we’re in for a chaotic match from start to finish.
I’m positive he’s going to put up another showmatch tomorrow… but will it be enough for his team to take the win and go through to the second stage right away?
Faze Clan Betting Preview
- Karrigan (IGL)
- RobbaN (coach)
Well, if it was any other team on the receiving end of this one, I’d go with VP to win. But, Faze Clan’s superior wins against (arguably superior) teams combined with a deeper map pool scream value. We can’t go about it any other way – as much as map pools were irrelevant earlier today, they’re becoming essential in elimination and decider matches.
Karrigan, thus far, is showing his class and experience. The 31-year.old Dane is most likely playing his last CSGO Major ever, and by looking at his stats in the first two games he means business! Broky and Twistzz are bound to help out too – we can expect them to be more helpful to Karrigan than the likes of BUSTER and SANJI to YEKINDAR.
Twistzz has been doing fine. He’s not exactly playing at the levels he was for Liquid back in their glory days. But hey, at least he’s contributing in important duels and getting those important kills and assists in. Broky, at times, is the leading man in this Faze Clan roster. But, he’s struggling with concentration in clutch situations. If he can raise that portion of his gameplay, Faze could reach far in Stockholm.
Wrapping Things Up
That’s it for our Virtus.pro vs. Faze betting predictions. Let’ wrap everything up:
All things considered, -145 on Faze Clan to win this isn’t half bad. I know, I know, Virtus.pro will have their chances in this one. If YEKINDAR and Jame bring forth their A-game, Faze’s plans will go south. But, in my books, the fact that Faze played slightly better on the first day combined with superior map pool is what pushed the odds in their favor.