Tenerife Titans vs. Apeks Preview & Prediction - Free CS:GO Betting Picks 8/12
Tenerife Titans and Apeks will meet in the Group C opening match of the Nine to Five 3 Dawn, and Apeks is an absolute favorite to win in this Best of 3 duel. These sides have never met before.
The Bulgarian side Tenerife Titans returned to the CS:GO tour after more than a month of break and three consecutive defeats, including the most recent one to Winstrike at the ESEA Advanced Season 34 Europe. Tenerife Titans lost four of the previous seven matches and have a 42.9% win rate in the last three months. In that span, Tenerife Titans were unbeaten on Vertigo and were average on Nuke, while they didn’t taste a victory on Train, Inferno, and Dust2.
Apeks was close to secure their place in the semis of the Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 6 after defeating Budapest Five twice to reach the playoffs but fell short to forZe in three maps. The Norwegian side won seven of the last 12 games and has a 34.3% win rate over the past three months. During that period, Apeks was dominant on Train (85.7%) and average on Dust2, while they couldn’t get the things going on Nuke (20.0%), Overpass (27.3%), and Mirage (27.3%).
Pick: Map Handicap -1.5 Apeks (-164 @ GG.BET)
Tenerife Titans were away from the tour for quite some time and I think they will need a short period to adapt and get back to the competitive form. Apeks doesn’t have such problems as they are raring to go, and I am backing them to secure a convincing win here. Although it wouldn’t be the end of the world if the Bulgarians take a map, I don’t think it will happen.