Bet on Italian and French Football Derbies and the Grand Finals of Esports LoL PlayoffsPublished August 25, 2022 by Florin P
Italian and French teams lock horns in high-profile derbies, while sports fans can bet on the LCK, LPL, LEC, and LCS finals this weekend.
This is a special weekend for esports enthusiasts, as the most important League of Legends matches of the season are scheduled. The best European, North American, Chinese, and South Korean teams play for the Summer Split trophy and a place at Worlds 2022. Fans of traditional football can bet on the Italian and French derbies, with 1xBet and bet365 sports dedicating ample coverage to Saturday and Sunday games.
Football Fans from Rome are in for a Treat
Lazio plays at home against Inter Milan in the first match of this round, trying to maintain their invincibility this season. The Romans need to be careful in the first half, as the visitors had scored first in the last seven competitive games on the road. Inter is credited with the first chance and as of 9/10, while the home side gets odds of 3/1 at 1xBet.
AS Roma will play on the road and are optimistic ahead of this match after winning the last four fixtures. They were able to defeat opponents in friendly and official matches without conceding a goal. This will be difficult against Juventus, hence the odds of 23/10 while the home side is prized for its 23/10. A low-scoring draw is also likely, so punters will consider the draw at half-time or under 2.5 goals markets.
Southern France is on Fire this Weekend
All three top teams from southern France will play highly competitive games this weekend, including the derby between Nice and Marseilles. The visitors are a much better form, but 1xBet offers identical odds of 17/10 on each team to win. This match has a high likelihood for many yellow and even red cards to be shown, with competitive odds in these markets.
PSG welcomes Monaco in what should be the most exciting match of this round. The reigning champions are huge favorites ahead of this match, after crushing opponents regardless of value. Odds of 1/5 are hardly ideal for a match of this magnitude, but they accurately reflect the difference between the two teams. If you take a leap of faith with Monaco, you will enjoy high odds of 9/1 on them to win.
LEC and LCS Teams Prepare for Worlds 2022
Rogue and MAD Lions are the first to play this weekend, in the most balanced match of this League of Legends LEC playoffs. MAD Lions bounced back after losing three consecutive games with back-to-back victories, while Rogue continues to alternate victories and defeats. They have a crushing advantage in the head-to-head matches, so we like them to win despite bet365 sports offering identical odds of 9/10.
Evil Geniuses are the strongest team in the North American LCS and the main favorites to win the playoffs. They take on Cloud9 in the semi-finals and they are expected to win, with odds of 2/5. Cloud9 was on the verge of suffering an untimely elimination at the hand of CLG and are underdogs with odds of 17/10. They also lost the last three matches against Evil Geniuses in 2022.
Epic Matches Scheduled in the LCK and LPL
Top Esports came back from the brink of elimination against Edward gaming and will play the grand final against JD Gaming. They have a slightly better head-to-head record against his opponent, but the momentum is with JDG. Punters get identical odds of 9/10 at bet365 on each team to prevail in a series that could well go the distance. We think JD Gaming is in better form and more constant in the five-game series
GenG vs T1 is the most anticipated match of the playoffs in the LCK, between two that have dominated the regular season. These are by far the best teams in South Korea and the main candidates to win Worlds 2022. GenG is the clear favorite with odds of 2/5, but we prefer to take a leap of faith with Faker’s T1 at 9/5. They won 7 of the last 8 matches and perform better in high-stakes games such as this final.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively, on Wednesday, August 24 at 4 P.M. UK time.