MAD Lions vs. Cloud9 Odds, Prediction, and Pick for April 12th – Flashpoint Season 1

By Elias Wagner in Esports
| April 12, 2020 2:16 am PDT
MAD Lions vs. Cloud9 Betting Preview and Prediction

The first edition of the CS:GO Flashpoint tournament nears its conclusion and we have the Upper Bracket Semifinals to look forward to.

It’s been quite a ride so far and today’s clash between two of the best teams at the event promises to be a great spectacle. MAD Lions look unstoppable right now but Cloud9 are in great shape as well.

The teams haven’t met recently so anything can happen and the match is a great opportunity to put some wagers in.

This MAD Lions vs. Cloud9 betting preview for Sunday highlights the odds for the tie. I also share my analysis of both teams and wrap things up with a prediction and a free pick.

MAD Lions vs. Cloud9 Odds

Let’s start off with the main betting options we have here. The odds below are courtesy of Betway.

Match Winner

MAD Lions -200
Cloud9 +140

Maps Handicap

MAD Lions (-1.5) +140
Cloud9 (+1.5) -223

Maps Total

Under 2.5 -143
Over 2.5 -106

It’s hardly a surprise that the Danes come into this crunch tie as the favorite but can the Americans defy the odds?

I take a look at how both teams have been faring so far and provide my prediction afterward.

MAD Lions Analysis

The Danish organization are on an absolute roll in the Flashpoint tournament and have cemented themselves as the firm favorite to come away with the title.

They lost their opening fixture against HAVU in Phase 1 but have been flawless since then. They are currently sitting on five straight 2:0 wins and last lost a round against Copenhagen Flames on March 21st.

It’s an incredible achievement for a team that is constantly improving and ready to make the step up to the real CS:GO elite.

There seem to be no obvious shortcomings in their strategy and skill level as they have been dominating every map they’ve played on. Captain AcilioN has proven to be a great leader and players sjuush, and acoR have provided ample support in the kills department.

It doesn’t look like this team is ready to take the pedal off the gas and will feel very confident coming into this crunch game against Cloud9.

Cloud9 Analysis

The Americans had a rockier road to the semifinals but have shown why they are considered as one of the favorites.

 They lost their Stage 2 Grand Final against HAVU but their win against Gen.G on Thursday saw them put in a scintillating performance.

They faced one of the most experienced teams at this level and showed decisiveness when it mattered most. This bodes well for their chances against MAD Lions today as they will need to be on top of their game once again.

The team will look to captain JT to provide the spark but also boast some of the best killers in the tournament in floppy, oSee, and motm.

MAD Lions vs. Cloud9 Prediction and Pick

It’s hard to bet against MAD Lions here and I do believe the favorites will clinch this one. However, it will be the toughest test they have to face after falling to HAVU in their opening game.

Their run is impressive but it’s also true that they have played against lower-ranked opposition and Cloud9 is a real title contender who holds the advantage on a couple of key maps.

If they get the luck of the draw and make the right decisions on what to veto, we might be in for a surprise win.

In any case, I think the Americans definitely have the resources to make this as uncomfortable as possible for MAD Lions and nick at least a round.

The odds for the Over 2.5 are great and I simply can’t miss out on those. So that would be my final betting pick:

Pick
  • Over 2.5
    -106

The top esports betting sites have prepared odds for several other matchups, so be sure to check all our betting previews for Sunday, April 12th:

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