The second week of OWL Stage 2 came to a close and the third one is already underway. The matches that will be taking place this week present some excellent betting opportunities, so let’s take a closer look at them.
Match predictions for OWL Stage 2 week 3
Seoul Dynasty vs. Philadelphia Fusion
These two teams are the top of their game at the moment, but their potential greatly differs. While Philadelphia Fusion is doing well against most of the teams, Seoul Dynasty is capable of beating anyone.
Philadelphia Fusion’s most important victory in Stage 2 came last week against Houston Outlaws (3rd place in Stage 1), while their only defeat came against, New York Excelsior (the vice champion from Stage 1). Looking at their results, you can easily conclude that they’re an underdog whenever they face top teams.
Unless something spectacular happens, this match should be won by Seoul Dynasty with relative ease.
Houston Outlaws vs. Los Angeles Valiant
This will likely be a very close match, and given these teams’ recent form, we could see a Los Angeles Valiant victory, which would be an upset. Of course, the standings table favors them, but the individual results and the overall strength still point towards a Houston Outlaws victory.
Houston Outlaws ended Stage 1 in third place and are currently 7th in Stage 2 with 2 wins and 2 losses. They won against one top opponent (London Spitfire) and one average opponent (Boston Uprising). Their losses came against New York Excelsior and Philadelphia Fusion. This second match was lost due to a lack of focus on Houston Outlaws’ side, who were 2 – 0 after the first 2 maps and then went on to lose (score 2 – 3 in the end).
Boston Uprising vs. Shanghai Dragons
This match constitutes one of the greatest betting opportunities on this list, simply because the odds are decent and the two opponents are lightyears away from each other in terms of strength. Boston Uprising finished Stage 1 in 6th place with 6 wins and 4 losses, while Shanghai Dragons lost all of their matches so far (14 out of 14).
London Spitfire vs. Boston Uprising
London Spitfire, the Stage 1 champion, should have a field day against Boston Uprising. The only worrying thing about this match is the result of the previous direct encounter between these two teams. That encounter was a huge upset and was won by Boston Uprising (score 3 – 2). However, it is highly unlikely that London Spitfire will repeat the same mistakes and lose another match against a much weaker opponent.
New York Excelsior vs. Philadelphia Fusion
New York Excelsior was expected to win Stage 1 but ultimately finished in second place, after losing to London Spitfire in the Grand Final. Now they seem determined to go all the way, and in their first 4 matches they got 3 victories and only 1 defeat (once again, against London Spitfire).
This match against Philadelphia Fusion will be a real test for the New York team, who lost their previous direct encounter against them in Stage 1 (score 2 – 3).
Florida Mayhem vs. Houston Outlaws
This match can only end one way. Considering the fact that Houston Outlaws finished Stage 1 in 3rd place and looking at Florida Mayhem’s record during the first 2 stages, you can easily conclude that one of these teams has a huge chance to succeed (above 95%) while the other one seems destined to lose.
London Spitfire vs. Los Angeles Gladiators
Loss Angeles Gladiators was one of the weaker teams in Stage 1, finishing 8th with 4 wins and 6 losses. At the other extreme, London Spitfire won the Stage 1 Playoffs and are looking poised to qualify for the Title Matches again. The chance of an upset is very low here, so a bet on London Spitfire is definitely worthwhile.
New York Excelsior vs. San Francisco Shock
This is a complete mismatch but unfortunately, the huge strength difference between these two teams will likely be reflected in the odds. If New York Excelsior’s odds will be greater than 1.10, this match is definitely worth betting on, as the chance of success is almost 100%.
These two teams haven’t met yet, but the first one finished Stage 1 with 9 wins and 1 loss while the second one finished it with 3 wins and 7 losses.
Florida Mayhem vs. Dallas Fuel
If Shanghai Dragons is hell, then Florida Mayhem is just one step away from it. The team finished Stage 1 with 1 win and 9 losses and is currently losing every match in Stage 2. A team like Dallas Fuel should have no problem winning against such a weak opponent.