2021 LEC Spring Split Week 4 Betting Preview
We will reach the halfway point of the 2021 LEC Spring Split at the conclusion of this week. Every team will have faced every other team at least once in the first round-robin, but we are starting to see some separation in the pack. Rogue appears to be a worthy challenger to G2 Esports, while FC Schalke 04 have banished their early season woes with a 5-2 start. Fnatic are lurking at 4-3, while Astralis and Team Vitality are currently the bottom of the barrel with just one win apiece.
2021 LEC Spring Split Week 4 Betting Odds
SK Gaming -110
Team Vitality -119
The addition of Crownshot has led to renewed enthusiasm surrounding Team Vitality. Although they are 1-6 and SK Gaming is 3-4, they are slight favorites over their counterparts with the news that they signed the bottom laner earlier in the week. Crownshot was a big part of Schalke’s success last year, but he was puzzlingly left out in the cold during roster swaps in November and December. The chemistry might not be there, however, he is more talented than Comp and gives this team a good chance against SK Gaming and their bottom laner Jezu.
Misfits Gaming -185
Everyone has soured on Astralis. The team everyone picked to finish in last place before the start of the Spring Split looks worse than any other team in Europe with a gold differential per minute of -254. That has led to them replacing mid laner Nukeduck with Magifelix, but Nukeduck was probably performing at a higher level than anyone else on the roster.
Misfits don’t have a great mid laner with Vetheo getting caught out a lot, but Kobbe and Vander are solid in the bottom lane. These two players will be the key to Misfits taking down Astralis.
FC Schalke 04 -196
MAD Lions +144
Schalke fans are happy that their League of Legends team is nothing like their football team. While they are almost certain to be relegated from the Bundesliga with a mark of 1-5-14 more than halfway through the season, the League of Legends side is going strong at 5-2. Abbedagge is doing a great job in the mid lane, and Gilius has been rock solid in the jungle.
This is a nice opportunity to take the underdog though. MAD Lions’ bottom lane can win their 2v2, and BrokenBlade probably won’t be able to punish Armut in the top lane. Humanoid’s diverse champion pool gives him a nice edge too, especially on Patch 11.3.
Excel Esports +199
There usually isn’t a lot of value on sizable favorites, but there is on Fnatic. This team is flying high after smashing arch-rival G2 Esports last week, and YamatoCannon appears to have this team headed in the right direction. They need some more fine-tuning with their in-game decisions and overaggressive tendencies, but this team is significantly more talented than Excel.
G2 Esports -167
The winner of this match is likely to end the first half of the season in first place. G2 Esports are the most decorated team in European history and winners of the last four LEC titles. They have been far from unstoppable during the regular season though, and they are having some issues. Rekkles has a 13.4 KDA in the bottom lane, but a lot of Wunder’s top lane picks haven’t worked.
Rogue have a top laner that won’t get steamrolled by Wunder in Odoamne, and Larssen will be out to prove he can take down Caps. Inspired is a very good jungler too, so Rogue might be primed to pull off the upset to close out Week 4.