Nemiga vs. Apeks Preview & Prediction - Free CS:GO Betting Picks 7/2
Nemiga and Apeks will meet in the Group C opening match of the Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 1, and Nemiga are absolute favorites in this single map tilt. These rivals have met twice so far, and Nemiga won both duels.
The Belarusian team Nemiga are the highest-ranked side at this tournament, and naturally, one of the biggest favorites to take a trophy. They won four of the previous six matches and have a 66.0% win rate over the past three months. When it comes to the maps during the same period, Nemiga performed very well on Mirage (76.9%), Overpass (70.0%), and Inferno (69.6%), while they were below average only on Dust2 (38.9%).
Apeks, on the other hand, were in a terrible form of seven defeats in eight matches but managed to win the last two games over HONORIS and lvlUP. The Norwegian side have just a 39.5% win rate over the last three months. In that span, Apeks had the most success on Inferno (66.7%) and Vertigo (60.0%), while they weren’t displaying the best performances on Nuke (33.3%), Dust2 (35.7%), and Train (40.0%).
Pick: 1st Map Round Handicap Nemiga -4.5 Rounds (-154 @ GG.BET)
Nemiga kept Apeks to under nine rounds in two of three previous maps they played, and are still without a lost map to the Norwegians. Considering this is a single map matchup, I am backing Nemiga to cover the -4.5 spread as I don’t expect the underdogs to cause them problems here. If they repeat their display from a week ago when they most recently beat Apeks, there will be no issues for Nemiga.