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Astralis vs. Vitality Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Both teams undefeated in the new year

Astralis vs. Vitality Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Both teams undefeated in the new year

This Saturday, Astralis and Vitality will meet as the two so far undefeated favorites to win the tournament. While the winner qualifies directly for the final match on Sunday, the loser has to play the consolitations final.

Author's tip: Vitality wins

Table of Content

The penultimate day of the BLAST Global Finals has begun and four remaining teams still have a chance to win the title. The tournament is played in a double-elimination mode. The total prize money is 1 million USD.

Date and provider

The match between Astralis and Vitality will take place on Saturday 23.01.2021 live at 4.30 p.m. (CET). While the original English stream will be broadcasted on the BLAST channel itself, the 99Damage will provide a German cast.

Astralis - Latest performance & results

Astralis, the Danish superteam, the major triumphant, the team that always goes into their matches as the favorite. Astralis has been the measure of things for years and also won the last big tournament of 2020 with the IEM Global Challenge. After wins against Evil Geniuses and G2, the team is now unbeaten for five games and will try to maintain this series against Vitality.

Despite the extremely promising record, the first matches were anything but clear. Astralis had to give up a map in both matches and the usual dominance was lost a bit. Against EG, the team was defeated 14:16 on their own map pick Inferno and looked a bit uncoordinated, especially on the T-side. The game against G2 should have been the end of the upper-bracket run for the Danes. After a 1:1 in maps, the international mixed team around NiKo was already in the lead with 11:5 and won the pistol round. Astralis showed strength and turned the match around. In the end, small things decided in favor of the Danes.

In the duel between Astralis and Vitality, the odds are very even and no real favorite can be identified. Both teams had difficulties, but kept the upper hand in their previous matches. Due to their victory at the IEM, Astralis is currently on the first place of the EsportFire world ranking.

Vitality - Latest performance & results

Vitality ended the successful year 2020 with a disappointing defeat and an early elimination at the IEM Global Challenge. However, Vitality was not deterred by that and came back from the break in a very dominant manner. Even though some of the matches were close, the French, unlike Astralis, managed to win both duels at BLAST with a score of 2-0.

Even though the first round duel against Complexity was rather an easy one, the team convinced with two clear wins on Mirage and Dust2. In round two IGL apEX and his teammates had to play against team Liquid, who had defeated NAVI in two maps before. Thanks to a strong final phase, the Frenchmen secured the pick of their opponent with 16:14 on Nuke and finally defeated them clearly on Vertigo.

All in all, Astralis was less convincing than Vitality for the time being. Nevertheless, the betting odds are very balanced. Nobody doubts the great class of the Danish top team. The last encounters between the two teams were very even.

Astralis vs. Vitality - Map-Veto prediction

Mirage and Train are fixed as bans, the map veto between Astralis and Vitality is hard to predict. Both teams have a very wide and above all incredibly good map pool. While the Danes chose Overpass and Vertigo once each in the new year, Vitality picked Dust2 and Vertigo.

Astralis vs. Vitality - Prediction

The viewers can expect an exciting match between two top teams, in which small details will be decisive. It is likely to be an exciting battle with a close outcome. Due to the previous performances and the probably almost undeserved victory on the part of the Danes in the duel with G2, we put our bet on the French top team. Their performance in up to now has simply been more convincing.

The author estimated the odds at 55/45 and the tip is therefore at medium risk. Please always keep in mind that sports betting is not a money-making business, but should remain entertainment. Only bet with money that you are capable of losing. Through our preliminary reports we offer you a detailed summary and analysis of the latest events and try to increase your chance of winning - information is key.

Information is provided without guarantee! All forecasts are based on the personal opinion of the author!

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