We have finally arrived at the Grand Finals of ESL Pro League Season 8 and thus our final betting forecast for this event! In this Best-of-Five series, we will take at who will win between the Danish Powerhouse of Astralis and the North American Superteam Liquid.
Both Astralis and Liquid have a rivalry unlike anything else in competitive Counter-Strike. Acting as equals and having respect for one another is what makes this rivalry great. However, what makes this rivalry questionable is how Astralis has won 78% of all previous matchups and with their current lineup has not lost a single Best-of-Three series to Liquid. Showing just how incredibly strong this Astralis line-up is.
Aside from previous encounters, the map pool favors Astralis heavily. Unfortunately for Liquid, Astralis is the favorite of every available map, with the lowest win rate of 73% on Overpass.
Astralis also has two other advantages over Liquid: they’re playing on home soil in Denmark and winning ESL Pro League will win them the Intel Grand Slam and a bonus 1 Million dollars in prize money.
Odds to Win ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals
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For these reasons, picking Astralis to win will be in the best interest. Although, if the odds of 1.2 seem a little low, we recommend a wager on a -1.5 map handicap. Odds are closer to a 1.50 rate of return, and Liquid can take one map off Astralis at the least.
Betting tip / Prediction: Astralis (-1.5) Map Handicap
Result: Bet won.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading along with us this event, and hope you join us again next time. Until then, check our CS:GO betting guide to find out the different type of bets, who are the best teams and what are the biggest events of the yeear.