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ASTRALIS VS TEAM VITALITY CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CSGO Betting Odds: Astralis -384.62 at BetOnline | Vitality +300 at BetOnline
CSGO Betting Lines: Astralis -1.5 at -126.58 | Vitality +1.5 at -104.17
When: March 24, 2020 at 22:20 CET
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

ASTRALIS VS TEAM VITALITY ESL PRO LEAGUE SEASON 11 BETTING PREVIEW

The final day of ESL Pro League Season 11 Group A fixtures will begin with a clash between two teams that met at the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV World Championship, where Astralis secured a convincing win over Team Vitality.

Astralis enter Tuesday’s fixture with a 3-1 record. After a humiliating 0-2 defeat against Ninjas in Pyjamas in round one, the Danes bounced back with consecutive wins against GODSENT (2-0), ENCE (2-1) and Team Spirit (2-0).

Astralis were billed as one of the favourites to hoist the title, which is nothing out of the ordinary for Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander and company. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the tournament moved from a LAN format to all-online play, which rarely benefits the stronger teams.

Astralis were stomped by NiP on Vertigo (6-16) and Overpass (8-16) and later ran into some struggles against ENCE, but individual quality prevailed as Peter “dupreeh” Rasumssen and Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth led the charge with 1.26 ratings across the series.

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Team Vitality have gone through quite a turbulent period since the turn of the year. Although the French squad ended 2019 by winning the EPICENTER title, Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut and co. have struggled in the early months of 2020. They finished seventh-ninth in the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Regular Season and put up an underwhelming performance at IEM Katowice last month, where they did not make it past round two of the group stage.

Shortly after Vitality’s less-than-impressive Katowice run, in-game leader Alex “ALEX” McMeekin announced he was leaving due to the team’s overwhelming competitive schedule. As his replacement, Vitality signed Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier – an unproven talent who had played only for some lesser CS:GO esports teams.

Misutaaa’s debut with Vitality came against GODSENT in round one of the ESL Pro League, where he put up an impressive 1.23 rating and helped his new team secure their first win of the tournament. Although the 17-year-old struggled against ENCE (0.86 rating), Vitality still managed to pocket a hard-fought win to start their venture with two wins from two outings.

Vitality failed to keep their fire alive, however, as they suffered a reverse-sweep against Team Spirit on Friday, meaning they enter round four of the group stage with a 2-1 record to their name.

ASTRALIS VS TEAM VITALITY ESL PRO LEAGUE SEASON 11 BETTING PREDICTIONS

As seen throughout the first stage of the ESL Pro League, online format tends to produce a lot of upsets. Astralis losing to Ninjas in Pyjamas in the first round, while Natus Vincere went down to BIG on Thursday.

It is fair to say Astralis are a level above their French adversaries – not only due to individual quality, but also the fact that Vitality have been a shambles since ALEX left the team. While we can’t praise Astralis too much for their 0-2 loss against NiP and 2-1 win over ENCE, we also can’t ignore that Vitality lost to Team Spirit.

The online format makes it tempting to side with Vitality at big odds, but there is a reason esports bookmakers are offering such a high price for the French squad. While Astralis might not look as strong as usual, a 2-0 win to the champion Danes is still the most likely result.

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