MDL Season 31 Australia enters Week 6 with a heated battle at the top of the leaderboard where we have Grayhound and ORDER sharing 24 points, closely followed by Paradox, Chiefs and rewound, who patiently wait for their chance to climb to the top. With a lot of action happening and a lot of matches to cover, let's jump right into our predictions for the upcoming three matches of MDL Season 31 Australia.
Genuine Gaming will take on Chiefs in the second match between these two teams. The upcoming match will be played on Mirage, where Chiefs managed to win 6 of 11 matches in last three months, while Genuine Gaming won 3 out of 6 played in the last six months.
The last match between the two sides was played about three months ago in the LPL Pro League Season 1 on Inferno. On that day Chiefs completely dominated and won 16-3 and looking at how the two teams performed recently, I am confident saying we can expect a similar result in the upcoming match as well. Tyler 'tucks' Reilly was the best player on the server that day, boasting 1.76 HLTV rating and a 100.2 ADR across all 19 rounds. Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer was not far behind with even higher ADR (100.5) but his HLTV rating was a little lower, at 1.63.
As mentioned before, Chiefs are favourites and rightfully so, they boast a much more experienced and skilled line-up than their opposition, who will are expected to struggle as they did the last time. Expect Chiefs to dominate and take this one home! Not much meat left on the bone but this is a great anchor leg for your multis.
Downfall and SYF will meet on Train in their first-ever h2h match.
Both teams are exclusively playing in the ESEA MDL, so there is not a lot of matches to analyse for us. Downfall are currently ranked 7th overall in the league, winning against Rooster (16-13 on Dust2), DINQ (free win due to DINQs forfeit), Content (another free win), Fanta (16-9 on Inferno) and 16-7 against Jade on Train.
As for SYF, they are ranked 11th after nine matches. They managed to win against Content (16-13 on Overpass), R!OT (16-13 on Train) and 16-5 against DINQ on Mirage. Despite the fact they have ranked four places below Downfall, they are in my opinion the better team. They played a lot of close matches, which includes 16-13 against Athletico, Chiefs and Jade and there is no denying most of these teams should be way better than SYF. The match will be played on Train where SYF should have a clear advantage against Downfall. They won three out of last four played, while Downfall are yet to win on this map and I am sure they will have a hard time doing so against SYF. Back SYF to deliver!
A fixture featuring two new teams. Well... they are "old teams" with a new name and different organisation. Mentioning Brekway and R!OT should ring some bells, and for those wondering where did these two teams go, they are still here, under a different name. Rewound, formerly known as Breakway and MC, formerly known as R!OT.
The last time these two teams met was back in February when Breakway gaming came out victorious after a close 16-12 match on Inferno. Jared 'HaZR' O'Bree had quite a performance back then, 102 ADR and an amazing 1.62 HLTV rating. Sadly rewound (Breakway) can’t count on him in the upcoming match, as he has left the team. As for MC (R!OT), Zachary 'oliff' Oliff was their best player on that day with 95.1 ADR and 1.08 HLTV rating.
With not a lot of interesting matches to analyse, let's jump right into our prediction. As for our prediction, we have to go with MC. They are definitely in better form than rewound, winning all four matches they played in the league so far. They won against Jade, Content, Downfall and Rooster, which surely helped the morale in the team, as well as got their wheels going. Winning 4 games up until now, MC will hope their good form will translate into the upcoming fixture against rewound, who don't look too hot at the moment. In the worst-case scenario, I would say this match is a 50/50 match and we can take the value offered on MC to win.
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