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Fnatic vs. NiP Betting Preview With Prediction and Pick – ESL One: Road to Rio, May 9th

| May 9, 2020 2:07 am PDT
Fnatic vs. NiP Betting Preview, May 9, 2020

One of today’s Scandinavian derbies in Group A of the European ESL One qualifiers pins together old foes Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Captain Lekr0’s team has been a revelation so far while Pro League champions Fnatic have had mixed results.

This won’t matter too much during one of the fiercest Swedish rivalries on the CS:GO scene, though, and the tie has all the makings of a classic encounter.

My Fnatic cs. NiP betting preview for today will try to help you spot where the betting value lies. I present the main markets with the latest odds and then take an in-depth look at how these organizations have fared at the ESL One event so far.

There is a free betting pick in the end so make sure you don’t go away!

Fnatic vs. NiP Odds

BetOnline has once again rolled out some great odds and here is how things currently stand:

Match Winner

Fnatic -164
NiP +135

Map Advantage

Fnatic  (-1.5) +173
Fnatic (+1.5) -476
NiP (-1.5) +326
NiP (+1.5) -227

Total Maps Played

Over 2.5 +101
Under 2.5 -128

If you feel like exploring multiple platforms before placing your wagers, feel free to check our full list of recommended CS:GO betting sites as well.

Now for the upcoming tie. Fnatic is deservedly the favorite despite NiP’s outstanding form but before I present you with my pick, let’s see how both these teams have performed lately.

Team Fnatic

Fnatic’s ESL Pro League title win made them a huge favorite in Group A but things didn’t go according to plan in the first round.

They met an inspired ENCE team that made quick work of the Swedes.

However, KRIMZ and JW quickly improved to take down fierce rivals Astralis in the next fixture. Since then, the team has been a bit up and down.

They did overcome Complexity Gaming and Heretics but lackluster performances condemned them to defeats against both ZywOo’s Vitality and fellow countrymen Dignitas.

If they want to guarantee their place in the playoffs, they can’t let off now. The team has every chance to step it up in the latter stages but there’s work to do first and it’s not like NiP will simply lie down.

Ninjas in Pyjamas

Plopski’s outrageous kill count and Lekr0’s tactics have ensured that the team has been among the best since the start of the 2020 ESL One qualifiers.

In fact, a narrow defeat against Astrali aside, the organization has been near flawless.

Dignitas was easily brushed aside and solid wins against ENCE, Complexity Gaming, and Vitality propelled the Ninjas to the top of the group and they are surely going into the upper bracket of the playoffs.

However, don’t exepct they will be in exhibition mode today. There is a score to settle with Fnatic here and the players will do everything in their power to help boot out Golden and his teammates.

Fnatic vs. NiP Prediction and Pick

This is the stuff CS:GO dreams are made of! I can’t wait for the teams to lock horns and as it promises to be another bloody affair.

The last two games were both won by Fnatic but key pieces there have been underperforming recently while the Ninjas’ chemistry and improved individual quality will make them a much harder test today.

I feel they will edge this one but since the teams have very different strengths, I prefer to hedge my bet a little here.

BetOnline has great odds for the Over 2.5 maps market and I just can’t see how this will be decided in two rounds.

The stakes are high, the players are raring to go, so let’s make some money as we witness another CS:GO classic today.

  • Over 2.5

There are several very interesting ties today so make sure you don’t limit your options and check out our best esports bets post for May 9th.

And if you want betting insight for more traditional and esports events, you can head to this predictions and picks page.

Elias Wagner

Elias Wagner has been a soccer fan since he was a young boy. He still has a huge passion for the sport itself as well as betting on it and writing about it.

Outside of soccer, Elias also enjoys other sports including basketball, tennis, and snooker. He's been writing for GamblingSites.com since 2018.

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