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Overall I think that Penta are the better side but considering they just switched out 2 players and we have not really seen a lot of them since, it makes me nervous to go on them in a BO1. On top of that, they also have davidp who I honestly have never seen at LAN before. He played for Team Belgium last year and ended up dodging the event after a very strong online performance which led a lot of people to question him. Looking at Penta’s results coming into this, they have been pretty up and down.
Their opponent today is also pretty inconsistent. They had an impressive 1-1 draw with SK, but also suffered a demoralising loss to unu.AiN in which they only managed a total of 9 rounds in 2 maps which for a team of this level is incredibly poor. They also had a game against Titan that they should of won and threw it at the end and it was almost painful to watch. We have not seen THAT much of them recently, but they have been together for an awful long time. Their star man is to1nou, and I feel like they need to end up on a good AWP map for him to really take it to Penta if they are to have a chance here.
This game will come down almost more than any other to the map, side and pistol rounds and that will really be the deciding factor. I do favour Penta slightly for this game, but with it being a BO1, and question marks around davidp from Penta, with them being the overdog, I think the safest option is to either SKIP or go LOW on LDLC and purely play the odds. If you don’t have a lot of skins, then I would personally SKIP this one here and wait until we have seen how the sides are performing.
My odds for this match: Penta 55:45 LDLC.White
A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled