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Rooster vs. AVANT Preview & Prediction - Free CS:GO Betting Picks 8/12

Rooster and AVANT are facing in the Stage 2 upper bracket final of the ESL Australia & NZ Championship Season 11, and AVANT is a strong favorite to win in this Best of 3 clash. These sides have met on six occasions so far, and AVANT won each of those matches.

Rooster suffered a couple of defeats to Renegades and AVANT at the DreamHack Open Summer 2020 Oceania but managed to avoid the third consecutive loss with a 2-0 victory over Ground Zero at the ESEA MDL Season 34 Australia. Rooster won 14 of the previous 17 matches and has a 70.8% win rate in the last three months. In that span, Rooster was unbeaten on Nuke and Train and played well on Overpass (66.7%) and Vertigo (66.7%), while they showed the weakest displays on Inferno (55.6%).

AVANT, on the other hand, had much better results at the DreamHack Open Summer 2020 Oceania as they beat ORDER twice and Rooster to reach the Grand final. Even though they won the opening map against Renegades, they lost the final. AVANT won ten of the last 14 games and has a 63.3% win rate over the past three months. During that period, AVANT was decent on Nuke (72.7%) and Dust2 (66.7%), while they were below average on Mirage (36.4%).

Pick: AVANT to win (-222 @ PINNACLE)

Although Rooster is playing very well lately and will certainly get a chance to make an upset here, I am going with AVANT mainly because of the H2H record. Not only that Rooster never defeated AVANT so far, but they also won just one map out of nine, so it’s clear that AVANT likes to play against this rival. I am going with the favorites here.

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