League of Legends Derbies Rock the LCK and LPL on SaturdayPublished April 4, 2020 by Florin P
FunPlus Phoenix and Top Esports lock horns in the most anticipated LPL match of the weekend, while Dragon X and Gen.G play the LCK derby
League of Legends regional divisions are back, with the South Korean and Chinese teams in the spotlight this weekend. As action continues unabated in the top two regions, players can bet on matches that are likely to decide the winners of the Spring Split.
APK Prince and KT Rolster Try to Extend Winning Streak
APK Prince and KT Rolster were the teams expected to struggle in the LCK the season and were regarded by many as the likely ones to relegate at the end of the Spring Split. Both have exceeded expectations so far and on Saturday morning, they play against each other. KT Rolster have experience on their side and more matches in the South Korean premier League of Legends division, hence the favorite status. Punters who bet on KT Rolster to prevail shouldn’t expect odds that exceed 1/5 at bet365 Sports. In order to enjoy a better return they could consider a 2-0 win, but value is definitely with the underdogs. APK Prince are given even odds to win at least a match and an outright victory is currently priced at 3/1.
FunPlus Phoenix and Top Esports Recreate 2019 LPL Derby
FunPlus Phoenix and Top Esports have dominated the Chinese LPL with an iron fist last season and they remain two of the strongest teams in the region. They are both chasing the leaders and a victory in the Saturday derby will have a significant impact on their chances. This makes this match played at noon even more exciting, even though FunPlus Phoenix are the clear favorites to prevail. They sit higher in the standings and have an advantage in the head to head record, hence the odds of 3/10 at bet365 Sports. Top Esports are well-equipped to cause an upset and those who bet on this outcome will be paid at 5/2.
Dragon X Challenge LCK Leaders Gen.G in Saturday Derby
Gen.G have suffered a narrow margin defeat at the hands of T1, a squad with whom they are now tied for the lead. In order to remain at the top of the LCK, they will need to defeat Dragon X on Saturday, a team in excellent form. Gen.G have the stronger roaster and an advantage in the head to head matches, but they take on a highly motivated and in-form opponent. 888 Sports expects this to be a rather lopsided match, as reflected by the odds of 7/20 on Gen.G to prevail. If Dragon X are able to maintain their excellent form, those who bet on their victory will enjoy odds of 2/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, April 2 at 1 pm UK time.