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Virtus.pro vs. Team Liquid Betting Preview with Prediction and Pick – OGA PIT 2020, May 19th

| May 19, 2020 1:34 am PDT
Virtus.pro vs. Team Liquid Betting Preview, May 19, 2020

We saw some epic games in the OGA PIT 2020 yesterday and there’s a good chance the same happens today. There are four matches on the schedule that include a couple of the best Dota 2 squads in Europe and CIS.

One of the encounters features Virtus.pro and Team Liquid. The Russians desperately need a victory to keep their chances of progressing to the next round, but it’s going to be a tough match for them.

I explain why in this Virtus.pro vs. Team Liquid betting preview that features odds, my analysis and prediction, as well as a free betting pick.

Virtus.pro vs. Team Liquid Odds

  • Virtus.pro to win; +119
  • Team Liquid to win; -152
  • Virtus.pro (+1.5); -278
  • Team Liquid (-1.5); +206
  • Over 2.5; +100
  • Under 2.5; -127

I’ve used the Virtus.pro vs. Team Liquid odds of BetOnline, one of my favorite betting sites for Dota 2. The bookmaker covers all matches from the OGA PIT 2020 and has excellent prices. Another advantage is that you can find almost 40 markets for every clash, including this one.

Virtus.pro Analysis

It’s been about a month since Virtus.pro dominated the EU and CIS region to win the ESL One Los Angeles 2020. The team has fallen behind the curve since and it seems to be getting worse.

The performance in the Pushka League was below the Russian squad’s standards, but it was still enough for the 4th place. The start of the OGA PIT has been abysmal, though, and Virtus.pro lost back-to-back matches without winning a single game.

If you add the defeat against Na’Vi in the GWB 2020, that’s three clean sweeps in a row. It’s obvious that the new Dota 2 meta doesn’t suit Virtus.pro and the team is struggling to cope with the top-tier teams in the region.

Team Liquid Analysis

Team Liquid’s recent form has seen plenty of ups and downs, but I think the trend has been mostly positive. The squad’s record in the OGA PIT 2020 so far includes one win and two defeats.

Surprisingly, the second loss was the side’s most impressive performance so far. It came against Secret yesterday and Liquid pushed the best team in Europe right now to the limit. The first game of the series continued for more than 80 minutes before the favorite finally prevailed and the second one was close too.

Liquid might have lost, but was just a step behind the squad that has been dominating the Dota 2 scene in the past two weeks. That’s a good sign for the near future if you ask me!

Virtus.pro vs. Team Liquid Prediction and Pick

  • Team Liquid (-1.5); +206

The trajectory of both sides is such that I feel obliged to back Team Liquid to win. Not only that, but also I’m going to be bold about it and back the side to cover the -1.5 games handicap. BetOnline offers +206 for that outcome and the odds of the other top Dota 2 betting sites are similar.

That’s a fantastic price considering how vulnerable Virtus.pro has looked recently and I’m taking it.

If you’re looking for more interesting bets, check out my esports betting tips for today. They include more Dota 2 and a couple of CS:GO matches.

Jerry Summer

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