G2 vs. AGO, Preview & Prediction - Free 9/17 CS:GO Betting Picks
G2 and AGO will face each other in Group A Best of 3 at the ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe (Online) tournament. This will be their second encounter, and G2 won the previous one at the IEM Katowice 2020 Europe Closed tournament 16-10 on Dust2, 14-16 on Vertigo, and 16-12 on Mirage. Only two rounds are left until the end of the group stage, and G2 has a chance to advance to the playoffs with two victories, while AGO lost all chances to reach the final stage.
After a great start to the tournament and two victories, G2 suffered three defeats in a row and complicated their way to the playoffs. Now they need two wins in the remaining two duels against AGO and Natus Vincere. In the past three months, they have a win rate of 56.2%. During that time, they played sixteen matches on 41 maps. They performed best on Vertigo 83.3%, and worst on Dust2 40.0% although, this is their first pick. On all other maps, they have a 50.0% record. Overpass is their first ban.
AGO has only three points after five rounds played and cannot be placed in the playoffs. They won only one duel of their last eight and have a win rate of 51.4% in the past three months. During that period, they played 20 matches on 48 maps. Their first pick is Vertigo 69.2%, where they have the best score (9W 4L). The first ban is Overpass, where they have never played, and they have the worst score on Nuke 25.0% (2W 6L).
Pick: G2 to win (-400 @Bet365)
G2 is the bookmaker's favorite and better-ranked team (#6 vs. #45). Without a chance to advance, AGO will not offer much resistance in this clash while for G2, a victory is the only hope for further progress. My prediction is G2 to win.