Astralis vs. NiP Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – BLAST Premier Spring CS:GO
The Danes as clear favorites
On the first matchday of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, Astralis and NiP meet. The odds are very clear in this duel and the Danes are the undoubted favorite. This is mainly due to the fact that the Ninjas recently changed their active lineup, but more on that in a moment.
Author's tip: Astralis wins
Table of Content
At the BLAST Premier Spring twelve teams divided into three groups will meet each other. As the community is used to from the BLAST Group Stages, there will be no final winners in the tournament. The best six teams qualify for the Spring Finals.
Date and provider
The match between Astralis and NiP will take place on 04.02.2021 live at 4.30 p.m. (CET). While BLAST itself will provide the original English stream on Twitch and Youtube, a German broadcast on the part of 99Damage is very likely.
Astralis - Latest performance & results
Astralis comes into the second S-Tier tournament of the year as the first-place team on the EsportFire World Ranking. The Danes secured the victory at the IEM Global Challenge in the final match with Liquid and also remained undefeated at the BLAST Global Finals in January until the final match. In a bo3, however, the team was ultimately defeated by a strong NAVI.
The Danes ended last year with a great success and also started solidly into the new year. How the team will develop further in view of their six-man roster due to the new regulations (read more here) is still uncertain, but for the time being it can be assumed that Bubzkji will continue to play on his maps.
Individually, device in particular was also at a very high level at the start of the new year. Xyp9x was a big question mark at the end of 2020 as his personal performances dropped a bit after the long break in the middle of the year, but came back very strong from the winter break. Between Astralis and NiP, everything speaks for the Danish favorite, also in view of the odds.
NiP - Latest performance & results
The Ninjas are currently in a historically bad shape. The team was represented at some bigger tournaments but had to put up with nothing but failures in the last weeks. After failing to qualify for either the IEM or the BLAST Finals, the lineup was without an official tournament for about two months and had plenty of time to prepare for the upcoming season.
At the first tournament of the new year, the cs_summit 7, a big disappointment followed for both the organization and the players. After NiP finished last in their group with two losses in the opening games, the team still made it to the playoffs via the "last chance bracket", in which the next loss followed.
Due to the disappointing first tournament in the new year, NiP decided to remove twist from the active lineup. It remains to be seen if stand-in ztr, who until now played for the Ninjas' junior team, will improve the situation. In the duel with Astralis, NiP is the clear underdog in view of the betting odds, rightly so.
Astralis vs. NiP - Map-Veto prediction
Mirage and Inferno are the most likely bans. Between Astralis and NiP, the tip regarding the maps is Overpass and Nuke. However, the Ninja's pick is hard to predict and could deviate. Train and Vertigo would be possible decision maps.
Astralis vs. NiP - Prediction
The spectators should expect a relatively one-sided duel. Astralis is more or less the favorite on every map against the Swedish full team and should clearly win this duel. Between Astralis and NiP, the tip is clearly on the side of the Danes, but a pure win bet is not very tempting in view of the odds. A possible bet would be 2:0 for Astralis.
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