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500 vs iNation Tips & Odds – Round 2 Lower Matches Clash

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Last updated: 02 May 2023
Tit Krajnik 02 May 2023
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  • 500 vs iNation Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting tips on Wednesday, May 3, at Elisa Invitational Spring 2023 (11:00 CEST)
  • 500 are winless in their last five fixtures
  • iNation on a two-game slide
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500 vs iNation Predictions


500 and iNation will lock horns on Wednesday, May 3, in Round 2 Lower Matches at Elisa Invitational Spring 2023. It will mark their first meeting since February, when iNation won 16-9.
  • 500 vs iNation Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • 500 Form
  • 500 Squad & Team News
  • iNation Form
  • iNation Squad & Team News

Esports betting sites have 500 priced as 1.72 favourites and iNation as 2.00 underdogs to win this match, despite both squads showing very little in the opening round of the tournament. However, 500 have shown higher highs this season, suggesting that they are objectively stronger than iNation whose success was limited to some minor events.

  • 500 have shown solid performances this season but are 0-5 ahead of this match
  • iNation have not won a single CS:GO tournament since Wandercon 2023
  • Both teams are in shaky form

Head to Head


500 and iNation last met in February during BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023: European RMR Open Qualifier #1, when iNation won 16-9.

  • 500 9-16 iNation – February 14, 2023

500 Form


500 have had some moments this season and looked good at some points. But they've recently lost traction and enter this match on a five-game slide.

Over their last five series, 500 have lost against BIG (8-16), ENCE (0-2), Dynamo Eclot (1-2), HEET (1-2), and Colasence (1-2). Looking further back, 500 are 2-8 from their last ten series, with just two wins against 9INE (16-11) and Team Spirit (16-11).

Although 9INE and Team Spirit are stronger than iNation, it's hard to put too much weight on those series, mainly due to 500's disastrous form over the last two weeks. So while we've seen 500 produce good results, their form ahead of this match is concerning.

500 Squad & Team News


500 have not announced any roster changes and will likely continue to play with head coach Denis "Grashog" Hristov as a stand-in.

  • Denislav "dennyslaw" Dimitrov
  • Aleks "Rainwaker" Petrov
  • Nikolay "niki1" Panteleev
  • Ivan "Patrick" Ivanov
  • Denis "Grashog" Hristov

iNation Form


iNation looked very good in February when they produced an impressive run of 23 wins and just three losses. That stretch included a 16-9 victory against 500 during BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023: European RMR Open Qualifier #1.

iNation made it through the qualifiers and then finished the closed RMR B qualifiers with a 3-2 record. Unfortunately, they haven't achieved much since and crashed out of the RMR with a 0-3 record.

Since then, iNation have played seven games and won two (2-5) - against let us cook (2-0) and Nexus (2-0) but also lost against Monte (0-2) and Iron Branch (0-2). Furthermore, in the opening round of the Elisa Invitational, iNation lost against Sprout (8-16, 9-16), which is highly concerning; however, it's not like 500 are in a much better spot.

iNation Squad & Team News


iNation will not make any roster changes ahead of this match.

  • Ivan "choiv7" Živković
  • Vladan "VLDN" Radević
  • Nikola "Dragon" Bošković
  • Filip "DEPRESHN" Jarkić
  • Vladan "Kind0" Mandić

Verdict

This one is tough to predict since we're looking at two teams that are struggling and have not shown much over the last few weeks. 500 have shown higher highs this season and arguably field better players than iNation, but after watching them play recently, it's tough to feel too optimistic about their chances to win convincingly.

500 should have a slight edge, but this looks closer to a 50/50 match than anything else. At the offered CS:GO betting odds, the value is with iNation at 2.138.

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