Rainbow7 vs. LGD Gaming Pick – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
I must admit that the LoL Worlds 2020 Play-In has caught me off guard. The group stage has been extremely competitive and some of the underdogs have been so strong. At the same time, LGD Gaming had to go through a 4th-place tiebreak to stay alive in the competition and that was supposed to be the best team in the Play-In!
The squads from the minor regions have really stepped up and Rainbow7 is a great example. The Latin American side finished third in the group and will now face LGD in a battle for the next stage on Tuesday.
I share my thoughts on both sides in this Rainbow7 vs. LGD Gaming betting preview that also includes the latest odds, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Before we get there, let me remind you that all matches from the second stage of the LoL Worlds 2020 Play-in are in the best-of-five format.
Rainbow7 vs. LGD Gaming Odds
- Rainbow7 to win; -+425
- LGD Gaming to win; -834
- Rainbow7 (+1.5); +185
- LGD Gaming (-1.5); -286
- Over 3.5; -223
- Under 3.5; +135
The Rainbow7 vs. LGD Gaming odds in my preview are available at Betway, one of the top betting sites for esports. The sportsbook also often releases the lines early which could be a huge advantage for certain tournaments.
Rainbow7 Team Analysis
The Worlds started with two defeats for Rainbow7 and the team looked done and dusted before the clash against LGD Gaming. The Latin Americans were playing from behind the whole game, but several clutch team fights around the dragons helped to complete a famous comeback.
The win inspired Rainbow7 for another victory against a strong opponent like Unicorns of Love which was enough for the third spot in Group B.
No one expects the side to beat LGD once again, especially in the best-of-five format. And yet, underestimating the squad would be a crucial mistake. Rainbow7’s players showed excellent coordination in late game team fights and their mechanics have been impressive.
LGD Gaming Team Analysis
There’s little doubt that LDG Gaming has been the biggest disappointment of the LoL Worlds 2020 Play-Ins so far. The team was expected to easily qualify for the Main Event, but had to play a tiebreak to stay in the competition instead.
The Chinese side has lost four of the six games played so far and something has to change. I don’t know if the pressure got LGD or the preparations for the Worlds didn’t go as planned, but the squad has struggled badly.
On the bright side, sometimes you need to be back against the wall to deliver results. We might see the best of LGD now and the team might be more assured in the best-of-five format where you have some room for mistakes.
Rainbow7 vs. LGD Gaming Prediction and Pick
The odds are once again heavily favoring LGD Gaming and while I understand where this is coming from, how can you go against Rainbow7 after what we saw in the group stages? This team is not very good in the early game, but the team fighting and the ability to find clutch moments later on shouldn’t be underestimated.
I believe that Rainbow7 could once again cause damage, so going for the underdog +1.5 looks like the best betting pick. The odds of +185 are just too high, based on what we’ve seen so far.