FATE vs. Izako Boars Preview & Prediction - Free 8/17 CS:GO Betting Picks
On the 17th of August 2020, FATE and IzakoBoars will meet at the opening of the Nine to Five tournament. This will be their 4th meeting, and FATE has always been better. In their last duel, FATE easily won 2-0 (16-4 16-5) at CSGOFAST Cup 5, less than a month ago. Eight of the 16 teams are fighting for the playoffs, and every game is essential. At the end of the tournament, only the first two places share the $50.000 of the prize pool.
The Bulgarian roster has undergone major changes this summer. They released the American coach Bibby but added former BLUEJAYS duo, Ivan "Patrick" Ivanov and Yanko "blocker" Panov. With them, in the squad are niki1, mar, and h4rn. FATE arrives at this tournament with the trophy won at ESEA Summer Cash Cup 1 Europe. In the final, they beat PENTA 2-0. In the last eight matches, they have only two losses, currently, they are 35th in the world and have a win rate of 58.0%. They have the most number of rounds played on Train 72.4% with 21 wins and eight losses. They never managed to record a victory on Nuke from five attempts.
Izako Boars comes from the Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 7 tournament, where they won the 4th place and took home a prize of $2.500. They lost the last match for third place to AVEZ 2-0. Before that, they were in a great winning streak of five matches without defeat. Izako has a win rate of 50.0%. In that period, they played above average on Overpass (61.5%) and Train (60.0%). The maps that did not prove successful for them were Inferno (44.4%) and Dust2 (28.6%). They are currently 61st in the world.
Pick: FATE to win ( -175 @PINNACLE)
It’s not just the world rankings that tell us that FATE is a better team. Izako Boars have never beaten their rivals before. I do not believe they will surprise us now. The odds on this pick are highest at PINNACLE.