Esports Betting Tips: Tuesday, April 5th

April 5th 2022, 9:26am, By: Michael Lee

Esports Betting Tips

The ESL Pro League Season 15 playoffs kick off on Tuesday, April 5, and Michael Lee brings you full coverage of the opening two matches, featuring two exciting clashes in Fnatic vs ENCE and FaZe Clan vs Players.

Adding to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive previews, Michael also checks out a Dota 2 DPC WEU match between Team Liquid and Entity, scheduled to start shortly after the Fnatic vs ENCE clash.

Esports Betting Tips: Tuesday, April 5th

Fnatic vs ENCE

ESL Pro League Season 15 Playoffs

Fnatic barely secured their spot in the ESL Pro League playoffs, as they ended Group A in third place, with a 3-2 record ahead of MOUZ, G2 Esports, and LookingForOrg. I won't say that Fnatic did not deserve to qualify for the next stage, but there is no denying that had G2 not choked, Fnatic would already be out of this tournament.

During the group stage, Fnatic have won three series, but they weren't very good in either of them. They dropped a map against LookingForOrg (1-2), won against the struggling G2 Esports (2-1), and edged past MOUZ (2-1). Meanwhile, they got outclassed by Ninjas in Pyjamas (0-2) and Entropiq (0-2).

ENCE is another surprise appearance in the ESL Pro League playoffs, but unlike Fnatic, they unquestionably deserve to be here. ENCE began their ESL Pro League campaign in Group B, alongside FURIA, FaZe Clan, Team Vitality, Outsiders, and Sprout, and despite having to compete in a very stacked group, ENCE made it out alive.

Not only that, but ENCE ended the group stage with a 4-1 record, having suffered only one defeat against FURIA Esports (1-2). Even more impressive is that ENCE stomped Vitality (2-0), Outsiders (2-0) and even defeated FaZe (2-1).

If ENCE's performance throughout the group stage is any indication, they should have an effortless time making it past Fnatic. You could argue that ENCE overperformed, but they have been playing much cleaner CS than Fnatic and deserve to be the favourites to win this match.

ENCE -1.5 Maps

$2.30

 

FaZe Clan vs Players

ESL Pro League Season 15 Playoffs

FaZe Clan had a very rough start early into the tournament. They started their quest for the ESL Pro League title in Group B, which they kicked off with consecutive defeats against ENCE (1-2) and Outsiders (0-2), but after that short slump, FaZe found their stride and went on a roll.

After they found themselves 0-2 down and in serious danger of getting eliminated, FaZe turned on their jets and decimated Sprout (2-0), Team Vitality (2-0), and even defeated the eventual Group B winners, FURIA Esports (2-1). Their late resurgence proved that we have yet to see the best of FaZe, and with the roster this team has, that's a scary thing for all other squads left in the tournament.

Players (Gambit Esports) fought their way into the playoffs through a very chaotic Group C, in which they finished in second with a 4-1 record. Over the five outings, Players didn't struggle to make it past Party Astronauts (2-0), BIG (2-0), GODSENT (2-1) and Team Liquid (2-0), but they have suffered a shock defeat against Movistar Riders (1-2) in the second round.

Despite that defeat, Players have done well and showed that they're a threat for the title, but there is a good reason why they're underdogs for this match. As good as Players have looked in the group stage, they had to face much weaker opponents, so we have to put a bit more respect on FaZe's wins.

FaZe and Players are 1-1 in the H2H over the last six months, with Players winning their first meeting in December 2021 (2-1) and FaZe getting their revenge with a 2-0 sweep (16-11, 16-5) in February, during IEM Katowice.

Players are good enough to force a tight match, but they're not known to do well on LAN and have already lost against FaZe less than two months ago. Trust FaZe Clan to win!

FaZe Clan to win

$1.75

 

Team Liquid vs Entity

DPC WEU Tour 2 Division I

Team Liquid entered the 2022 season with a new roster, but they didn't need long to find success. They won the first WEU DPC Tour regular season in January and made it all the way to the finals of DPC WEU  Regional Finals, where they lost against Gladiators.

Despite their bitter-sweet ending to the first tour, Liquid have proven themselves as one of the top teams in the region. But, unfortunately, they lost that tag with their performances in the first few weeks of DPC WEU Tour 2 Division I.

Over the three fixtures, Team Liquid has managed only one win against Brame (2-0) but lost the remaining two against Team Secret (0-2) and OG (0-2). I usually don't care too much about the final results but rather put more emphasis on what the team shows in a match. But, unfortunately, that doesn't help improve how I feel about Liquid.

They haven't been playing well, but this is a very strong roster, so it's only a matter of time before they find some stability. They won their first series of the tour last week when they defeated Brame, which isn't the most impressive result, but it could help Liquid snap back into the form we saw from them in the first tour of the season.

Entity are not at the level of Liquid talent-wise, but they have been playing well. They're 1-2, which obviously isn't great, but they took a map away from Tundra Esports (1-2), defeated Brame (2-0) convincingly, and even forced the reigning champions, Gladiators, to three maps (2-1).

Entity are not the top EU team, but they're good and undeniably good enough to take down the shaky-looking Liquid. When betting on this match, you're really only deciding on whether you believe Liquid will improve or not. If they don't, Entity should win, but we must remember that Liquid need to win this match if they wish to qualify for the Major.

The sense of urgency might help Liquid step it up a notch and win, but I don't expect to see a clean game.

Over 2.5 Maps

$2.10

TIPS

2022 French Open Futures Betting Tips

The second tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year is upon us with the French Open getting underway on Sunday night! We run you through our best futures bets for both the men’s and women’s draw right here! read more

2022 AFL Round 10: Fremantle vs Collingwood Preview & Betting Tips

AFL on Sunday will see three matches play out to finish Round 10. Here, we take a look at the clash between Fremantle and Collingwood and provide our best match and player prop bets! read more

2022 AFL Round 10: Richmond vs Essendon Preview & Betting Tips

AFL Round 10 continues on Saturday with the usual five-game slate on the schedule. Here, we focus on the blockbuster fixture between Richmond and Essendon and bring you our best betting tips! read more

2022 AFL Round 10: Adelaide vs St Kilda Preview & Betting Tips

St Kilda heads to Adelaide to take on the Crows on Saturday night football at the Adelaide Oval from 7:30pm! Can the Saints continue their winning ways after a stirring win last weekend? Or will Adelaide end their three game losing streak? read more

ARTICLES

The Truth About Sports Betting Tipsters

With the amount of sports betting tipsters out there, you’d think that everyone was getting rich off the bookies but the truth is far from it. Be careful before diving into any paid tipping subscription and keep in mind the following truths about tipsters. read more


2022 NRL Round 1 Promos

With the 2022 NRL season kicking off on Thursday night between the Panthers and Souths, the best Australian sports betting sites are on board with some NRL promos for Round 1 action. Check out the best NRL Round 1 promos here. read more


More Tips for Avoiding Account Restrictions

Following on from our article on 5 tips to avoid getting banned from an online sportsbook, here are a few more tips to help prolong your bookie shelf life and keep your sports betting account running as long as possible. read more


2022 AFL Tipping

The art of the head-to-head tip in the AFL is one that can often get lost amongst the wide range of betting markets now available to punters online. However, we are dedicated to providing you with all of the tools you need to take out your office footy tipping competition, so check out our 2022 AFL Tips here! read more


BLOGS

AFL Injury List

The AFL injury list is constantly evolving week by week and throughout the 2022 season, we'll be doing our best to provide you with AFL injury updates for yoru club before the start of every round. Check out the current AFL injury list for 2022 here. read more


2022 Brownlow Medal Leaderboard

The Brownlow Medal is the highest individual honour in the great game of AFL, and it's one of the best events to bet on for sports betting punters. What other event can you bet on AFTER the race is already run? Make sure Brownlow night is a profitable one with our rolling 2022 Brownlow leaderboard and Brownlow vote predictions for every round. read more


2022 NRL Premiership Odds

The NRL season is just around the corner and the top teams in the league have already started to settle into their places in the market for the premiership title! Once again this year, we will be providing the premiership odds for the NRL, which will be updated at the conclusion of every round. read more


2022 NRL Fixture

The NRL season is just around the corner. The first game of the year sees the Panthers hosting the Sea Eagles in a Thursday night game on the 10th of March! There is plenty of interesting matchups to look foward to throughout the season, and you can see them all in our full 2022 NRL Fixture here. read more


WinnersBet