The Korea StarCraft League Season 4 group stage matches will conclude this week, leaving only the deciders to be played before the playoffs.
Eight professional players are trying to secure a place in the quarterfinals and they will make their stand in a best-of-five series. So far, Protoss and Zerg players have dominated the tournament, with Mini and Rain already securing passage to the quarterfinals.
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Mind still has a chance to qualify as the second player in group A, but only if he defeats Modesty in the Decisive match. Group B has the chance of sending to Protoss players into the semi finals, as the decider will be played between Sacsri and Best.
Terran players still have a chance to shine, as there are four of them in Group C and Group D, but none are the main favorites to advance.
Sharp starts with the second chance against Snow
Snow is credited with the first chance to win Group C and prevail in the opening match against Sharp. Buff.bet trusts the Protoss with odds of 7/20, while his Terran opponent gets odds of 2/1.
Sharp has the advantage of playing better against Protoss opponents and he’s the second strongest player in this group. We trust him to win at least two games, if not the series, so punters should consider the +1.5 handicap.
Sorry and Soma are the Group C Underdogs
Sorry and Soma will be playing for the second place in Group C and the one losing this match will likely be eliminated.
There is an obvious balance between these two players and even though Soma is narrow favorite with odds of 3/5, his performance against Terrans leaves a lot to be desired. On the other hand, Soma is the underdog and gets odds of 7/5, but he plays well against Zergs.
Light and fOrGG play an all-terran Group D match
Light had to go through qualifiers to secure a place in Group D, but now he’s the main favorite to advance to the playoffs. In the opening match he will face another Terran and we expect him to advance without dropping more than a game. Risk-averse punters can simply back Light at 3/10 with Rivalry, as he will play his favorite matchup in the series against fOrGG.
Hyuk and Zero lock horns in a low-key Zerg fight
Hyuk and Zero will keep the hopes alive for Zerg fans and this is another series that looks like the perfect coin flip.
Zero is the higher-ranked player, hence the odds of 1/2, but this value is not high enough to justify the slight difference of skill. Betway prices a surprise victory for Hyuk at 7/5, which is easier to justify and punters should also consider the underdog to cover the +1.5 games spread.
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