GamerLegion vs Apeks Preview & Prediction - Free 8/14 CS:GO Betting Picks
GamerLegion and Apeks are facing in the Group C opening match at Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 7, and bookmakers give a slight favorite role to GamerLegion in this Best of 1 map. These two sides have never met before.
GamerLegion lost in the quarterfinal of their last match at the IEM New York 2020 Europe Open Qualifier against Galaxy Racer (16:4). GamerLegion has won just one of their last five matches, and have a win ratio of 40.6% in the last three months. Positive score recorded only on maps Dust2 (60.0 %), while on the map Inferno, GamerLegion recorded five defeats with only two victories (28.6%), and one loss on the map Vertigo (0.0%).
Apeks have reinforced their roster this summer with the Swedish player Dennis who came on a free transfer. Former NiP member will replace Haakon "Radifaction" Tholo. Apeks lost three of the last five matches and have a win rate of 34.2% in the last three months. They did not advance beyond the quarterfinals in the last six tournaments, and they played at the Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup (7, 6, 5, 1), Nine to Five 3 Dawn, and ESEA Advanced Season 34 Europe. They are best on Vertigo with seven wins and two defeats (77.8%), and worst on Nuke with only two wins and eight losses (20.0%).
Pick: Over 25.5 Rounds ( -175 @Pinnacle)
Considering their respective forms are not great, it is hard to bet on a winner here. It is the start of the tournament so both sides will try to open it with a win. I expect a close encounter and more than 25 rounds.