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The BLAST Premier Fall Groups Group Stage kicks off with all of the Group A action, where we will be focusing on the first two opening round matches between Vitality and OG, followed by Ninjas in Pyjamas and Astralis. Below are’s best bets for Friday’s CS:GO matches.


Best Odds: Vitality -138.89 at BetOnline | OG +100 at BetOnline
When: August 19, 2022 | 13:00 CEST
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The first match for the BLAST Premier Fall Groups will be the battle of two top-20 ranked teams in Vitality and OG. Vitality will enter the event as the no.7 ranked team in the world, whereas OG will start as the 16th ranked team in the world.

Vitality have finally swung the axe and made a much needed change to their CS:GO roster, with Kevin “misutaaa” Rabier departing the organisation and being replaced by one of the biggest up-and-coming CS:GO talents, Lotan “Spinx” Giladi.

Vitality have now assembled, what looks to be on paper, one of the most talented and experienced rosters across the CS:GO landscape. They will take a little bit of time to iron out the creases as they learn to play with one another, but Vitality as an organisation will be expecting and hoping for more success in the near future from this roster.

OG have a relatively new roster, as only two of their five players have been with OG for more than six months. OG have already participated in an event since the mid-season break where they finished in 2nd-place at the SteelSeries Nova Invitational 2022, losing 2-0 to FaZe Clan in the Grand Final.

After making some changes and adding three new players over the last few months, OG will be looking for a change of fortunes with some winnable series on the horizon, but this match here may not be one of them.

As we have already mentioned, Vitality has now got the roster to mix it with the very best in the CS:GO world and therefore we will be taking them to win this match over OG at the money-line.

Vitality to win


Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Astralis CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Best Odds: Ninjas in Pyjamas -333.33 at BetOnline | Astralis +220 at BetOnline
When: August 19, 2022 | 14:00 CEST
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The second opening round match for Group A will be between the Swedish and Danish juggernauts, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Astralis. Both of these teams are ranked in the top 10 with Ninjas in Pyjamas at no.5 in the world and Astralis at no.4.

Ninjas in Pyjamas have not played in any event since their 7th-8th-place finish at IEM Cologne back in mid-July. The Ninjas have not been at their best so far this year with only one tournament win at the Global Esports Tour 2022 in Dubai. Although they have only been successful in one tournament, the ranking of this Ninjas in Pyjamas roster has been steady, still sitting inside the top five in the world, showing that without winning they have still been around the mark at most events.

Astralis have been slowly but surely grinding their way back up the world rankings after their ranking slipped to no.13 in the world back in June of this year. Currently Astralis sit at number four in the ESL world rankings which is their highest position they have been in since August of 2021.

After showing great signs at IEM Cologne with a 3rd-4th-place finish, we may now be seeing what this new Astralis roster is finally capable of and they are starting to become a scary proposition for many teams around the world, once again.

Both of these teams are going to be looking for a positive start to their BLAST Premier Fall Groups campaigns, and due to the amount of talent on both sides of the server we see this match being very close. We suggest taking the overs in the total rounds market with esports bookmakers at 27.5 rounds, with current odds of $2.

Over 27.5 rounds


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