Stats for the VP and Astralis as they've appeared on Tipify
This is a rematch from the recent major and it’s a sick matchup, both teams have insane map pools right now and I’m really excited to see if Virtus.pro will be able to beat them this time, we’ll probably see different maps this time, maybe one of the teams will go for a risky pick like mirage or cache and that would be interesting, but it’s hard to predict the maps so we’ll see. Regardless of the maps, I think it’s safe to say that Astralis should be favored in this matchup, they won the major and now made it to semi final here without dropping a single map, none of the maps were even close, they stomped compLexity, OpTic and NiP like it’s nothing.
Virtus.pro on the other hand, struggled against mousesports, barely beat Misfits and probably would have lost the match if they didn’t win two force buys, also lost to Gambit on cobblestone which is quite surprising and stomped fnatic, as always Virtus.pro looked very shaky and inconsistent, hard to tell what are they going to show this time, but I definitely wouldn’t favor them over Astralis here, they are just too inconsistent for me.
So, Astralis is my pick, I think they will take it but it should be very close, we definitely won’t see a one sided match here.
My odds for this match: VP 45:55 Astralis
The rematch from the major we were all waiting for, and it should be an amazing game. The good thing for VP is, their weakest map is now gone and they can remove anything they want too. Astralis will most likely have to remove Cobble, which leaves anything from Nuke/Inferno/Cache for VP to pick from. VP have been removing Cache so far but they have played sides who are good on this map, and therefore they can go with anything today.
I think they will remove Overpass which would make sense, so we should be looking at Nuke/Train and then Cache, Inferno and Mirage left. I think both teams will want to remove the random element, and we will most likely end up on Mirage.
I do think this game could go either way, and we should for sure see 3 maps, but VP have a small chance of winning 2-0. I have a feeling VP will get revenge but this game can go either way. With VP underdogs, I will go REALLY LOW on them.
My odds for this match: VP 50:50 Astralis
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