c0ntact vs. North Odds, Prediction, and Pick for May 5th – ESL One: Road to Rio

By Elias Wagner in Esports
| May 5, 2020 2:09 am PDT
c0ntact vs. North Betting Preview, May 5, 2020

Today will see Group B bottom-dwellers c0ntact Gaming and Team North go head-to-head in the European division of the ESL One qualifiers.

Both organizations look to be down and out but a win here can keep them hanging by a thread.

My c0ntact vs. North betting preview for May 5th explores the main betting options and the latest odds for the matchup. I then move on to my team analysis and wrap things up with my prediction and a free betting pick.

North is a big favorite coming into the tie but can c0ntact spring a late surprise here? Let’s find out!

c0ntact vs. North Odds

I have chosen 10bet’s sportsbook for the betting prices and there are some juicy specials lined up by the bookmaker as well. You are free to explore the full range at their site and here I provide the main betting markets.

Winner Full Time

c0ntact +140
North -180

Spread Full Time

c0ntact  (+1.5) -227
North (-1.5) +179

Over/Under Full Time

Over 2.5 +100
Under 2.5 -123

North’s better form and ranking give them the edge here but with the way the teams have been playing, almost anything can happen today.

Here is an in-depth look at how both organizations have been faring lately.

c0ntact Team Analysis

Captain emi and his team had the chance to start the ESL One qualifiers on a high but defeats from underdogs Movistar Riders and Copenhagen Flames left a lot to be desired.

The roster does have good quality with EspiranTo, ottoNd, and SHiPZ but they haven’t been able to show their full potential and their team is currently nestling at the bottom of Group B with four straight losses.

I guess winning a round in all four contests is positive but there were a lot of lackluster displays along the way and I doubt these guys will improve enough to stage a late ascent.

North Team Analysis

The Danes have been juggling two tournaments lately and haven’t been able to impress in either of them.

They only slightly edged Nordavind at the Elisa Invitational but have racked up losses agains KOVA and Heroic.

The ESL One qualifiers also haven’t been a happy hunting ground for them. They have won only one of their four matchups and it came against a woeful mousesports team that can be beaten by anyone at present.

The 2:0 loss against Copenhagen Flames was particularly painful as it limited their chance of making the playoffs a lot. I guess a win today will keep their hopes alive but this will require full focus from aizy and his teammates.

c0ntact vs. North Betting Prediction and Pick

It’s really hard to call this one as both teams have been poor and unpredictable. North is deservedly the favorite and they do have a slight edge in the head-to-head department but the organizations haven’t met since the emergence of c0ntact Gaming.

The Danes should have a bigger incentive to clinch this one but with their current form, I feel it will be a very tight matchup.

After all, emi and his team have won a round in each of their last five matches. 

A three-round game sounds very logical to me and the odds are quite good. So, I’m going with this as my final pick here.

Pick
  • Over 2.5
    +100

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