Virtus.pro vs. Sinners Betting Predictions: ESL Pro League Season 14 Match Analysis

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Virtus.pro vs. Sinners Pick – Sinners (+128)
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Let’s face it, Sinners beating G2 in the opening round is the biggest EPL S14 surprise thus far. Yes, even bigger than Astralis failing to qualify for the playoffs in group A. But, Sinners lost their second-round against Complexity. But, with Virtus.pro looking pretty flimsy, can the Czech team go 2 from 3 and keep in the playoffs’ mix? That’s something you’ll find out if you read the remainder of our Virtus.pro vs. Sinners picks!

Virtus.pro vs. Sinners Picks & Betting Predictions

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Back to business – Virtus.pro vs. Sinners picks!

Obviously, this is the first head-to-head clash between these two. It’s nothing surprising considering the fact Sinners were established just last year. This is their first top-tier international event too. Plus, they’re not in the same region as VP, so their chances of meeting somewhere were very limited.

But, we won’t let the lack of h2h’s discourage us. There’s plenty of useful information to be found in map pool statistics, recent results, and in-form individuals. Let’s roll!

Map Depth

Sinners’ are in excellent form, having won two events in June. Virtus.pro, on the other hand, have been nothing but lethargic, meaning the stats will be heavily favoring the Czech team.

But, realistically, Inferno and Dust 2 should go in VP’s favor. But, Sinners aren’t afraid of Ancient – they usually ban Dust 2, meaning VP will have to look for their map pick elsewhere. Inferno seems the likeliest option, though I wouldn’t count Overpass out either.

As for Sinners, they’ll want to get their hands on Mirage. They’ve been absolutely superb on it recently. It’s been giving them a morale boost for quite some time now. Heck, they even beat G2 on it. If it comes down to the decider, VP’s experience might mean a lot… though the pressure of this being their match to lose might get to them, as it has done in the past.

Recent Results

Virtus.pro and G2 were labeled as the favorites of group B. Many predicted their fifth-round h2h would decide who goes to the quarterfinals. However, two rounds in and they’re both at the bottom of the table with 0:2 scores.

They both need to turn things around! G2 will fancy their chances as they’ve been nothing but consistent this year. Virtus.pro’s track record, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired. Everything after IEM XV World Championship was outright awful on their end.

Sinners finished Pinnacle Cup II just one step away from the grand finals. As for Sazka eLeague Spring and ESEA Season 37: Prem Division EU, they won both. Mind you; we’re just talking about tournaments that happened within the last two months. These guys are on a roll.

That win against G2 was no accident! Sure, NiKo’s teammates did their part in the loss, their poor performances helped Sinners grab the W… but if it wasn’t for SHOCK’s brilliant gameplay, we wouldn’t be having this conversation about them.

Individual Qualities

That’s right, SHOCK is the main player of Sinners! He was good against Complexity too, but was unable to contribute in several key rounds which left Sinners without the decider. Still, the 20-year-old Czech rifler will fancy his chances against Virtus.pro and will want to keep his team in the playoffs’ mix ahead of the final two matches.

Without a doubt, Jame and YEKINDAR are still the best VP players. They did have oscillations, though. YEKINDAR was superb against OG; Jame, not so much. Against ForZe, Jame excelled and YEKINDAR struggled. If they both have a good match, Virtus.pro could turn a new page and, just like G2, remain in the playoffs mix with two more matches to go.

But, I for one doubt this will happen. Sinners are in good form and Virtus.pro are known for bottling high-stakes matches such as this one. That’s why I’m going with this:

Virtus.pro vs. Sinners Picks

Pick: Sinners
Odds: +128
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We just have to go with the underdogs here! I understand why VP are the favorites. On paper, they are the superior team. But, Sinners are in good form and, with the map pool as wide open as this, we have to give them the benefit of the doubt here.

Pavo Jurkic

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