ESports Betting Tips: Monday, September 7th

September 7th 2020, 9:13am, By: Michael Lee

Esports Betting Tips September 7th

Our Esports expert Michael Lee is back with his best CS:GO and Dota2 Esports bets for Monday, September 7th. For today's Esports action, we're heading to LOOT.BET Season 7 as well as BTS Pro Series Season 3: Americas. Check out his Esports tips below!

ESports Betting Tips: Monday, September 7th

ALTERNATE aTTaX vs Apeks – LOOT.BET Season 7

ALTERNATE aTTaX and Apeks last met two months ago in the Group C Winners' match at Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 1, where Apeks shocked AA with a clean but extremely close 2-0 victory with 16-14 on Vertigo and 16-13 on Mirage.

Ole "Marcelious" Kristian Langan was the best-performing player that day with 49 frags and 1.28 HLTV rating for Apeks, but I must also give some praise to his teammates Dennis "dennis" Edman and Erik "truth" Hansen Dyrnes with 46 and 42 frags respectively. On the side of AA, only Marko "kressy" Đorđević and Fritz "slaxz-" Dietrich looked somewhat decent with 49 and 45 frags respectively.

Based on the final result and the overall performance of the teams, this match could have easily ended both ways, so I don't feel like AA really lost.

ALTERNATE aTTaX are priced as the favourites for this match which does not surprise me, since they're definitely the better team. While both teams are tier 2, AA seem to have more quality in their roster and should be the main favourite for the W. Even though the Germans lost two matches ahead of this bout, they lost against much stronger sides in Gambit Youngsters and NAVI Junior so I don't feel like their 0-2 record should be a cause for panic.

ALTERNATE aTTaX should be hungry for revenge and they are definitely capable of not only wining but ending the match 2-0. Bet on AA to produce a clean sweep!

Gambit Youngsters vs Hard Legion – LOOT.BET Season 7

Gambit Youngsters and Hard Legion played their last match in the grand finals of Nine to Five 1, where we saw Gambit secure a comfortable 2-0 win. The series were fairly straightforward, seeing how Hard Legion failed to reach double digits on either of the two maps - 9-16 on Inferno and 9-16 on Mirage.

Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov had an outstanding performance with 111.4 ADR (at least a frag per round), 56 frags and 1.64 HLTV rating, while Vladislav "nafany" Gorshkov and Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov were looking very decent as well with 1.48 and 1.28 HLTV rating respectively. On the side of Hard Legion, all five players underperformed since neither managed to reach 1.00 HLTV rating.

Hard Legion are going through some difficult times as of now and are on top of that 0-5 in their last five games. They lost to Illuminar, GamerLegion, Tikitakan, Cyber Legacy and Syman, which is obviously not too promising and in fact quite worrying.

It's somewhat sad to see how low Hard Legion have fallen considering they were pretty decent at the start of the year, but are now holding a rather disappointing 45.9% win rate across the last three months. To make matters worse, their head coach Aleksandr "MechanoGun" Bogatiryev was also suspended after he received bans from ESL and DreamHack which we can expect did not help the team's already wounded morale.

Poor form and low morale are two main things that make me believe Hard Legion won't stand a chance against a well-drilled team such as Gambit Youngsters. This match has a 2-0 stomp written all over it and it would be shocking and quite disappointing for Gambit if they can't close it out without losing a map. Bet on Gambit to win 2-0!

CR4ZY vs business associates - BTS Pro Series Season 3: Americas

CR4ZY and business associates last met during the ESL One Thailand 2020: AM at the end of August, when CR4ZY won 2-1, thus improved their head-to-head record with business associates to 6-2. So far this year, business associates defeated CR4ZY only twice, during Dota 2 BEAT Invitational S9 (2-1) in April and later at BTS Pro Series S2: AM (2-0) in June.

Despite their rather poor H2H record with CR4ZY, business associates at least managed to force CR4ZY to three maps (1-2) in two of their last three meetings, which suggests BA are at least somewhat competitive with the EU-NA mix.

CR4ZY have played only seven games in the last 30 days and won four of them (4-3), whereas business associates played 10 games in the last 17 days alone and won half (5-5). It's also fair to mention that CR4ZY have not played a single match since their 1-2 loss to Quincy Crew at ESL One Thailand 2020: Americas two weeks ago.

While CR4ZY are definitely the better team here, the lack of playtime worries me as it means they have lost all the momentum they have gained at the ESL One Thailand 2020: Americas and will likely enter this match a bit ring rusty. I like the odds offered on business associates here, but looking at +1.5 map handicap, it offers a much safer betting option with fairly generous odds, which is why I will be siding with business associates to win at least one map.

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