2021 LEC Spring Split Week 7 Betting Preview
There is a lot to shake out over the last two weeks of the LEC Spring Split. While Team Vitality and Astralis are probably out of playoff contention, every other team has a legitimate chance to make it to the postseason. Excel Esports, FC Schalke 04, and Misfits Gaming are in a three-way tie for the last playoff spot at 5-8, and while Excel and Schalke are slumping, Misfits are rising to the occasion. At the other end of the standings, it’s all about G2 Esports and Rogue with both teams at 11-2.
2021 LEC Spring Split Week 7 Betting Odds
Excel Esports -125
Team Vitality -106
The line in this one is interesting as it is rather evenly lined although Excel are in playoff contention and Vitality are in last place. However, Excel have lost five straight games after a 5-3 start. They fell to Astralis in a tough loss two weeks ago and couldn’t get past Misfits last week, but their last win came against Team Vitality back in Week 4.
Vitality had the lead throughout the mid game, and they even picked up Infernal Soul in the late game. Szygenda did an absurd amount of damage on Gangplank, but Excel won despite only picking up eight kills.
FC Schalke 04 -222
We talked about Schalke’s woes last week, and it’s hard to have a lot of faith in this team with everything going on behind the scenes. They were 5-2 and looked poised to grab a top seed in the playoffs, but they have since lost six straight games. Brokenblade has not been sharp in the top lane, and the bottom lane has been an issue with Neon not having a deep champion pool.
That means Astralis has a nice chance to pull off the upset. They have looked better since MagiFelix replaced Nukeduck in the mid lane, and we have seen this team put together some solid drafts.
SK Gaming +176
It hasn’t been a good season for Fnatic. The second-most successful team in the history of the LEC is just 7-6 and currently fifth in the standings. They were surpassed by SK Gaming after that organization won its fifth straight game last week, but Fnatic would have the head-to-head advantage in case of a playoff tie with a win on Saturday.
SK Gaming have to be the play at this price though. Everyone on the team has a 4.0 KDA or higher, while we have seen some erratic play out of Fnatic. Hylissang and Bwipo can both be coin flip players, while Upset’s champion pool is shallow with the Samira nerfs.
MAD Lions +151
There’s a lot to like about Rogue. The additions of Odoamne and Trymbi are both paying off, and this team could legitimately challenge G2 for European supremacy. Larssen is playing great in the mid lane, while Inspired might be the best jungler in the region too.
MAD Lions are a solid team and Armut has done a great job in the top lane. However, this team isn’t ready to take down a legitimate contender like Rogue.
Misfits Gaming +272
G2 Esports -400
The best team in Europe is a massive favorite in the Week 7 finale. This is a familiar position for G2 Esports. They are clearly the best team in the region, and they have a huge advantage in all five roles. Jankos is playing well again, and G2 are peaking as is traditional before the playoffs.
Misfits have looked better in recent weeks and knocked off both Excel and Schalke 04 last week. However, G2 are simply too much. The last meeting between these teams was a back and forth affair where the two teams combined for 46 kills, but G2 will be far more focused and disciplined on Saturday.