MIBR vs. FURIA Odds, Prediction, and Pick for May 3rd – ESL One: Road to Rio

By Elias Wagner in Esports
| May 3, 2020 2:10 am PDT
MIBR vs. FURIA Betting Preview, May 3, 2020

Time to settle another edition of the top CS:GO Brazilian derby! MIBR and FURIA will lock horns once again at the North America division of the ESL one qualifiers and it promises to be quite the spectacle.

Captain arT and his team look invincible at the moment but you can never count out seasoned pros like fer, TACO, and FalleN.

My MIBR vs. FURIA betting preview for Sunday, May 3rd, highlights the odds for this top-of-the-table clash in Group B and provides the key aspects of the teams’ recent form and past meetings.

I then wrap things up with my prediction and a free betting pick.  But first, let’s see what the bookmakers have in store for us.


The odds below are taken from Betway’s sportsbook. Here are the main betting markets:

Match Winner

MIBR +140
FURIA -200

Maps Handicap

MIBR  (+1.5) -223
FURIA (-1.5) +140

Maps Total

Over 2.5 -106
Under 2.5 -143

Once again, FURIA enters the derby as a heavy favorite and with good reason. They have been relentless against their fellow countrymen in recent matchups but is it time for MIBR to end the hoodoo?

Let’s see how the teams have been faring at the ESL One: Road to Rio event so far and look for the best betting value.

MIBR – Can They Finally Overcome Their Rivals?

It’s true that MIBR hasn’t had much luck against FURIA lately but they are actually doing quite well at the moment.

Since losing the inaugural Flashpoint final to MAD Lions, they have racked up three solid wins in the ESL One qualifiers and are breathing down FURIA’s neck in Group B.

There was a disappointing loss to Team Liquid in there but overall, fer and FalleN have continued with their great form.

However, something extra will be needed today and the organization will be hoping for TACO, meyern , and kNgV- to finally step up their game.

We saw flashes of their top form in games against Yeah and Bad News Bears but it’s time to replicate this against the elite.

FURIA – Another Win On the Way?

It’s safe to say that the team is riding the wave right now as they have been flawless since the ESL One event began. Players yuurih and KSCERATO are once again leading the kills count, while arT has been constantly improving in his role as captain.

The squad lost a couple of maps against ENVY and Bad News Bears but the 2:0 demolition of Team Liquid means they are still the team to beat in this North America division.

With HEN1 and Vini providing ample support for an already solid foundation, there seem to be no notable weaknesses on the roster right now.

They will once again be confident of gunning down their rivals and a win here will almost certainly guarantee them the top spot in the group.

MIBR vs. FURIA Betting Prediction and Pick

MIBR’s record at the event is good so far but recent losses to Team Liquid and MAD Lions prove that this team lacks a cutting edge when facing the real elite.

They have been unable to unlock FURIA in any of their past five meetings and are deservedly a big underdog in today’s bout.

I’m curious to see if FalleN and his guys have learned their lesson. I feel they will try to wave Mirage and go for either Train or Dust II as FURIA hasn’t played a lot on them.

This alone won’t be enough for a win, though, as they will need all of their pieces locked in if they are to salvage anything.

I feel like it will be one of the cagier games between those two old foes and MIBR will probably try some new stuff out there.

However, FURIA still possesses better quality and momentum, and will probably edge the tie again.

Given all that, I believe the Over 2.5 maps market is the best option here. Two of the past four meetings needed a third round and I feel like MIBR might be able to spring a few surprises if they can get the right maps.

  • Over 2.5

I’m very much looking forward to yet another exciting Brazilian derby and I hope my prediction helps you win some cash today.

And if you’re looking for more picks this Sunday, be sure to check out my colleague’s best esports bets post and see where the betting value lies for a couple of other events.



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