Liiv Sandbox vs DWG Kia: LCK 2022 Summer Picks and Predictions

Posted on August 3, 2022

Both sides have got the same overall record this LCK Summer season heading into this tie with nine wins and five losses but if we look closer into individual games, DWG KIA have got a slightly superior record; hence, the higher ranking.

DWG KIA have a +10 win/loss record, whereas Liiv Sandbox have got it at +6 for the time being. The former; however, go into this match on the back of the loss and will be keen to put that behind them unlike the latter. These are the sort of tight affairs that make for the best games in League of Legends betting.

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Predictions: DWG KIA to win

Odds: 1.5

Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: Wednesday, August 3, 10:00 CEST

Prince Has Been A Gamechanger For Liiv Sandbox

Liiv Sandbox have gone about their business quietly but steadily. This was a side that finished in 9th place during Spring Season. With one major addition to the squad this season, they have improved significantly. Key to this improvement has been their attacking approach led by new arrival Prince. With 4.31 kills per game for the year, he has been one of the stars of LCK Summer season.

His contributions have given Liiv Sandbox 12.5 kills per game this season (joint second highest). If Prince is in form, they have every chance of getting something from this match. His addition has helped Liiv Sandbox become a far more aggressive side this season, as evidenced by the first blood rate of 46.9% and first tower rate of 50%.

They also finish their matches a lot quicker now, usually not having to hit the 32-minute mark. There are certain aspects that they can still improve on as they’re still a bit vulnerable, allowing for 10.9 deaths per game and this is something DWG KIA are likely to pounce on.

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DWG KIA Pretty Strong Favorites

The LoL odds are quite heavily in favor of DWG KIA and the stats might give us an idea of why that’s the case. They have got a very healthy KD ratio of 1.44 and despite averaging the same number of kills per game as their opponents on Wednesday, they are better defensively by some distance. They give very little away, averaging 8.7 deaths per game.

They like to make a strong start, as suggested by the 53.1% first blood rate and 56.3% first tower rate before slowing down a little and managing the game with minimum fuss.

Deokdam, the bot laner, has been a bit of a leader for this side, averaging 4.25 kills per game and 4.47 assists per game but he’s no slouch defensively either, suffering only 1.56 deaths per game.

DWG Kia will be quietly confident that no matter what Prince and co do offensively, they’ll be able to manage it. This is a side that managed to get to the semifinals of the playoffs last time around, they’ll have nothing to fear.

Liiv Sandbox vs DWG KIA Predictions

Watching Liiv Sandbox made inroads has been one of the stories of this LCK season but DWK KIA have no outstanding weaknesses for Liiv Sandbox to prey on. This LoL prediction should ideally be a lot tighter since the two sides are neck and neck on the table, but DWG KIA remain the superior side historically and statistically. Liiv Sandbox won’t be the pushovers from last year but they can’t sit with the big boys yet. We think DWG KIA will win this match and demonstrate why the table can sometimes lie.

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