IEM Fall Playoffs Predictions & Odds – 3 Matches not to be missed
The stage is set for one of the most anticipated playoffs in the CSGO esports scene. Even though not all of the best teams qualified for the elimination matches, we are expecting a lot of action-packed moments hence why we wanted to provide you with our IEM Fall predictions for the playoffs that you do not want to miss out on.
NIP vs Movistar Riders
The Swedish roster is having, by far, the easiest match in the playoffs. They are up against a tier 2 team, Movistar Riders, who did not look that good have crawled into the playoffs because of the weird format IEM Fall uses.
NiP, however, won every single match they played so far in this event. To be honest, they looked really good and we believe that they will carry on the same form into this match. Since this is a best of three match, we will take a deep dive into the map pool below.
Dust 2 and Vertigo are for sure getting permabanned. From our point of view, Vertigo is the only map that Movistar Riders can play against NIP and it is going to be permabanned. This will leave them with either Nuke or Inferno. On the other hand, Mirage, Ancient, and Overpass are all maps where NIP thrives.
All in all, this is going to be an easy match for the Swedish roster. Movistar Riders are nowhere near the individual level and we are going to see this from the start. All in all, anything but a 2-0 victory is a huge surprise for us.
Prediction: NIP to win 2-0
Betting Site: LOOT.bet
Copenhagen Flames vs Vitality
To be honest, there is not much to say about this match hence why we will keep it simple. Copenhagen Flames got lucky in most of their matches. Perfect economy resets happened a lot for them and we believe that they will not be as lucky in the best of 3 formats.
Vitality only dropped one match to ENCE while beating solid teams such as OG, Sprout, and Dignitas. Individually, they are a couple of steps ahead of Copenhagen Flames and ZywOo should win this match alone.
Map veto is heavily favoring Vitality in this one, especially once they ban Ancient. Overpass, Nuke, Inferno, and Mirage are all the maps where Vitality should come out on top.
Prediction: Vitality to win
Betting site: GG.bet
G2 vs ENCE
For our last match, we are going for a surprise. ENCE is riding a three-match win streak while G2 did slip against Copenhagen Flames, but they recovered in the following matches by beating mousesports and FunPlus Phoenix.
Map pool is interesting in this one. G2 is for sure going to ban Overpass, while Inferno is a no-go for ENCE. This leaves ENCE withy Ancient as their pick while Mirage is the only reasonable option for G2. In the next series of bans, we are expecting Dust 2 and Nuke to be removed while leaving Vertigo for a decider.
To be honest, this map veto favors ENCE as G2 barely ever play Ancient and their Mirage can be questionable. Vertigo is also a coinflip in our opinion. All in all, esports odds on ENCE are more than good hence why we are going for a surprise in this match.
Prediction: ENCE to win
Betting Site: GG.bet