Match Prediction: MAD Lions - Fnatic | LoL

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The summer of professional League of Legends is reaching its end. We still have to determine the champion of LEC Finals 2023, and then find out the name of the last participant of Worlds 2023. We'll deal with the first one right now.

There are 3 teams fighting for the title of the overall European champion in 2023. There are still 3 teams in the race for the championship, including Fnatic and MAD Lions.

The teams will compete to advance to the grand finals of the tournament, where G2 Esports are already waiting for them. The match will be played in bo5 format and promises to be hot.

Let's try to find out who will be stronger in this fight and will be able to challenge G2 Esports in the grand finals of the tournament, and who will have to say goodbye to LEC Finals 2023 at the top-3 stage.

Let's go.

MAD Lions Form

We open the match analysis with an analysis of the MAD Lions form. In this match, the Lions will have to play the first number one.

Many LoL betting sites believe in the victory of MAD Lions, but they are not in a hurry to give them an advantage. The odds for the victory of the Lions are at 1.8.

In fact, we are facing a match of two equal teams, and it can not but be happy. So more chances to see a close and beautiful League of Legends.

Since 2021 they have been a stable winner of the LEC splits with a slight correction for the last failed season. In 2023, the team took 2nd place at LEC Winter 2023 and won LEC Spring 2023, which we would like to pay special attention to.

By the LEC Spring split, it seemed like the MAD Lions were done. "The Lions made up for the tiebreaker in the group stage and barely made it to the group stage. There with fights, sweat and blood they reached the play-offs, where in the first round in a tough Bo5 they defeated their future rival - G2 Esports, but even there the misfortunes did not end: they needed to defeat Vitality (3-1) and make Reverse Sweep against BDS in the grand final.

  • MAD Lions line-up: Chasy, Elyoya, Nisqy, Carzzy, Hylissang.

The Lions have a fighting roster, no doubt about it. They have proved it many times in practice, which, however, does not always lead to high performance, first of all on the international stage, but sometimes at home as well.

For example, MSI 2023 and top 8 there, which is good in principle, but the result at LEC Summer 2023 is already sad. At the last LEC Championships MAD Lions, the reigning Spring Split champions, crashed out at the Top 7 position, which is clearly not the level.

LEC Finals 2023 MAD Lions started with a match against EXCEL. The opening match of the summer split against MAD Lions temporarily confirmed the thesis of a one-tournament team, losing to the "lions" with a score of 0-3 without a chance.

In the match before that, MAD Lions played against G2 Esports. Obviously, they lost, with a score of 1-3.

Most popular MAD Lions champions

Fiora (2 matches, 100% wins) and KSante (2 matches, 50% wins) appeared in the top for MAD Lions most often. Renekton (1 game, 100% wins) and Gnar (1 game and that defeat) were also taken.

Sejuani (3 matches, 66% wins) is popular in the forest. Next is Wukong with 2 appearances and 50% wins, and there was also Maokai who won his only match.

On the centre line, Viktor (1-1) and Akali (1-1) have 2 matches each. Azir and Sylas won their matches.

Among shooters Varus appeared most often (3 matches, 66% of wins). Lucian was picked 2 times (1-1) and Sivir was picked once more (1-0).

Thresh (1-1), Lulu (1-1) were picked more often than others. Nami and Ashe, who appeared 1 time each, won their matches.

Fnatic Form

We continue the match analysis with the analysis of Fnatic's match form. In this match they will have to play as the second number.

The bookmakers are a bit cautious in calling the Orange as the number two. This can be seen in the odds, which have Fnatic at 1.9.

Again, you can see that the teams are almost identical. Still, MAD Lions look prettier, as they had a more stable year and looked better in LEC Finals 2023.

Fnatic started their ascent to the LEC Regional Finals with an appearance at LEC Winter 2023. It was not a successful one, as the Orange finished the tourney in 9th place, failing to make it out of the group stage.

The following season, Fnatic gave one last chance to roster with Rekkles. They failed to use it, as FNC, after coming out of the group stage, lost in their first match against MAD Lions, thus ending the spring split at the top 8.

  • Fnatic lineup: Oscarinin, Razork, Humanoid, Noah, Trymbi.

Two terrible splits resulted in major re-splits. ADC Rekkles and support Advienne left the band. In their place came Korean legionnaire Noah and experienced support Trymbi. The result was not long in coming.

Fnatic looked much better at the LEC summer split than at the two previous ones. The team managed to make it through the group stage and then made it to the top 3 of LEC Summer 2023, which allowed them to advance to the regional finals. Here's the truth, to the bottom set.

Fnatic played against Excel - the main opener of LEC Summer 2023 - in the match to advance to the Top 4 and won. They won 3-2 in a tense bo5.

In the match for the LEC Finals 2023 Small Final, Fnatic and BDS had a real fight (3-2), and Fnatic ended up here.

Fnatic's most popular champions

Jax (3 matches, 33% wins), Gwen (2 matches, 50% wins), Gangplank (2 matches, 50% wins), Jayce (2 games, 50% wins) take the top line.

In the woods, Maokai (7 matches, 42% wins), Sejuani (4 games, 25% wins), Vi (3 games, 66% wins) were permanent.

The centre line was most often occupied by Sylas (5 matches, 40% wins), Ryze (3 games, 100% wins), Akali (2 games, 0 wins).

Zeri and Sivir peaked equally often on the shooter position. Both heroes appeared 4 times, but the former won all his games, and the latter - none.

Ashe appeared most often amongst the Sprogs. Archer was chosen 5 times and won 2 matches. Yuumi (4 matches, 75% wins), Heimerdinger (4 matches, 25% wins) were also frequently played.

History of head-to-head meetings

In the last 5 meetings between the teams, Fnatic are leading. They have beaten MAD Lions three times.

Predicted result of MAD Lions vs Fnatic at LEC Finals 2023

Despite the history of head-to-head encounters, I remain on the side of MAD Lions. They showed the best game at LEC Finals 2023, and during the season they were celebrated with split championships, while Fnatic only started to show something resembling a high-quality League of Legends in the summer.

Bottom line: MAD Lions win.

At the moment, the majority of bookmakers unanimously see the team Fnatic as the favorite of the game with average odds on a victory in the sum of 1.66. MAD Lions chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 2.582 by bookmakers.

Team statistics in recent matches

Last MatchesMAD Lions Fnatic
5 matches (wins)14
10 matches (wins)27

We will also remind you of the statistics of matches that the teams played with each other. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 21 matches with each other. In these battles MAD Lions got 13 victories while Fnatic managed to take 8 matches.