League of Legends 1/26/2019: Fnatic vs FC Schalke 04 Pick, Prediction, and Preview

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Fnatic vs FC Schalke 04

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Berlin, Germany)

Fnatic -128/ FC Schalke 04 +100

TV: twitch.tv/lec

Fnatic faces off against FC Schalke 04 in this Day two of week 2 in the LEC Spring Season.

Fnatic is at the bottom of the leaderboard sitting at 0-3 and looking for that first win.  Fnatic being one of the top teams and picked to win Worlds in 2018 has been very disappointing so far.  In their last game against Vitality, Fnatic went back and forth and the match was very even.  It wasn’t until very late where Fnatic lost a team fight and Vitality was able to close out the game.  Even though Fnatic has yet to win a game I just can’t see them continue to lose like they have.  This game against Schalke is their chance to get back on track and get their first win on the board.

FC Schalke 04 sits tied for third and a record of 2-1 so far.  Schalke is coming off a game that really went the distance being taken to 40 minutes against SK Gaming.  Schalke started off with a loss against powerhouse G2 and have now won two in a row.  Schalke is in a tough spot as Fnatic is almost in a must win game and will be tough to beat.  This is also a rematch from the 2018 EU LCS Final where Fnatic defeated Schalke 04 3-1.  In that matchup Fnatic saw themselves behind early in every game but was able to play calm and collectively and win the championship.  Look for Fnatic to bring that type of gameplay into this game as well.

Both teams are coming off high kill games and the over 22.5 kills is looking like a decent bet as I can see this game going the distance and having many team fights.  Fnatic has their back against the wall and I am looking for them to take control of this game and ultimately win in the end. 

Temple’s Pick Fnatic -128/ Over 22.5 kills -114

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.