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The highly anticipated match between G2 and Cloud9 is set to take place today at 19:30 (CET) in the upper semi-finals of Group A at ESL Pro League Season 17, with both teams fighting for a spot in the upper final of the group. The winner of this match will face Outsiders or fnatic, while the loser will drop down to the lower bracket.
Looking at their head-to-head stats, each team has won five out of their last ten meetings, with Cloud9 taking the last victory in October last year at the RMR tournament. However, G2 has been in incredible form recently, holding the number-one spot in the world rankings and boasting a 16-game winning streak from last season.
Cloud9 sits at 13th in the world rankings and has only played five matches this season, with their best performance coming against Evil Geniuses in the first round of the tournament, where they comfortably slid through Mirage and Inferno. On the other hand, G2 has been unbeatable with their only loss coming in the final of IEM Katowice 2023 against Heroic. In the first round of the EPL, they defeated Eternal Fire 16-9 and 16-14.
Considering G2’s current form and impressive winning streak, it’s hard to see Cloud9 posing a real threat in this match. Cloud9’s lack of gaming practice in the new year makes it unlikely that they will be able to take even a single map from G2. As such, our prediction is for G2 to come out victorious in this match and advance to the upper final of Group A in the ESL Pro League Season 17. It’s worth noting that the odds for G2 are likely to be quite low if betting on them as matchwinners, given their dominance in recent matches, but it may still be worth placing a bet on them if you’re looking for a safe option.
G2 vs. Cloud9 | ESL Pro League Season 17 | 19:30 (CET)
Bet: Total Over 2.5 Maps
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