G2 vs. c0ntact Odds, Prediction, and Pick for May 7th – ESL One: Road to Rio

By Elias Wagner in Esports
| May 7, 2020 2:19 am PDT
G2 vs. c0ntact Betting Preview, May 7, 2020

We are nearing the conclusion of the group stage at the ESL One European qualifiers. Round 6 of the event pins together G2 Esports and c0ntact Gaming.

The French team is on course of getting an upper bracket spot in the playoffs but the same doesn’t apply for captain emi and his team.

They have been defeated in all of their five matchups so far and have lost all chances of advancing from the group.

My G2 vs. c0ntact betting preview for Thursday brings you all the main betting options that the top CS:GO betting sites have rolled out and I use them and the teams’ current form to make my prediction.

G2 vs. c0ntact Odds

The odds below are taken from Betway’s sportsbook. Here is what the bookmaker has in store for us:  

Match Winner

G2 -834
c0ntact +425

Maps Handicap

G2  (-1.5) -200
c0ntact (+1.5) +135

Maps Total

Over 2.5 +150
Under 2.5 -250

As you can see, G2 is handed a big advantage here and there’s a good reason for that. However, these teams haven’t played in a while and I feel c0ntact will want to end their involvement in the event on a high.

Do they have the resources to do it? Let’s move on to my team analysis and try to find out.

G2 Esports

The Frenchmen are more or less performing the way we expected them to. They racked up a couple of solid wins against GODSENT and Movistar Riders, and were also able to overcome Copenhagen Flames.

The losses against mouseports and FaZe mean they will probably not manage to top Group B but captain nexa and his teammates will be more than happy with the second seed.

However, before they secure their spot, they need to go through c0ntact today.

They definitely have the quality to do it as KennyS and huNter- have been among the best players at the ESL One qualifiers so far. The team will need to stay focused, though, as we have seen many surprises at this stage of events in the past.

c0ntact Gaming

I have to say I expected more from c0ntact. Progressing from Group B was always going to be a challenge but falling to everyone was definitely not in the team’s plans.

They could’ve got off to a good start against Movistar Riders and Copenhagen Flames but didn’t take advantage of their opponents’ weak spots  as was the case with the higher-ranked teams in the group.

Winning a round in all five of their past matches is somewhat positive but players EspiranTo and OttoNd didn’t’ live up to the expectations and captain emi simply couldn’t carry his team over the line on his own.

The organization can’t progress to the playoffs but don’t be quick to rule them out as they have the habit of improving when the pressure is off.

G2 vs. c0ntact Prediction and Pick

G2 should have this in the bag but I don’t think their opponents will simply lie down. They gave North a run for their money in the last round although advancing from the group was already a mirage prior to the bout.

The Frenchmen will definitely want to win this one and secure their upper bracket qualification but I feel they will be a bit down after falling to mousesports.

On top of that, these teams haven’t met since CR4ZY became c0ntact and the underdogs can still be deadly on Train and Mirage.

Now that the pressure is off I think they will enjoy themselves and should be able to take a round here. They’ve done it in all five of their games so far and the odds for that are simply too good to pass on.

Pick
  • c0ntact (+1.5)
    +135

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