Counter-Strike betting tips
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eSport Betting Predictions

ESB’s free Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting previews for Thursday, April 27, focus on a pair of Brazy Party bouts. Here are our selections for Astralis vs GamerLegion and 9INE vs Imperial Esports, with CS:GO betting odds courtesy of BetOnline.


Best Odds: Astralis -175.44 at BetOnline | GamerLegion +125 at BetOnline
When: April 27, 2023 | 11:00 CEST
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Astralis reached new lows two weeks ago when they finished Paris Major 2023: European RMR B in 12th-14th place and missed their chance to qualify for the final CS:GO Major. At the RMR, Astralis lost against Team Vitality (14-16), Eternal Fire (7-16) and Ninjas in Pyjamas (0-2), while their only victory came against Team Spirit (2-1).

Shortly after the abysmal run at the RMR, Astralis announced a lineup change in the addition of academy player Alexander “Altekz” Givskov, who took over for Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth. Although a long-overdue roster change, it remains to be seen how the 19-year-old will perform at the top level.

GamerLegion were far more successful in RMR A, which they finished in fifth place with wins against OG, 1WIN, and Team Falcons and one loss against Apeks. Even though those are not particularly strong teams, GamerLegion are at least winning games – which we can’t say about Astralis.

On paper, Astralis still look like the better team, and they’re 9-3 across their last 12 outings, yet their recent slump and questionable morale make it look like this match won’t be as straightforward as it may seem.

Over 2.5 total maps



Best Odds: 9INE -400 at BetOnline | Imperial +275 at BetOnline
When: April 27, 2023 | 20:00 CEST
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9INE achieved the unthinkable just under two weeks ago and won Paris Major 2023: European RMR B. And not only did they conclude the RMR with a perfect record (3-0), 9INE did it by beating G2 Esports, BIG, and Team Vitality.

9INE overperformed at the RMR, and that became clear during their run at Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023, where the Poles could only muster up one win against MOUZ (2-1). This is still a very decent team, but we wouldn’t overreact to them beating G2, BIG, and Team Vitality.

Their next opponents, Imperial Esports, are 1-4 from their last five series. That includes one win against LOS + oNe (2-0) and four losses against Evil Geniuses (12-16), Complexity (0-2), Ninjas in Pyjamas (5-16), and The MongolZ (1-2).

Before that stretch of concerning results, Imperial won three straight against Complexity (2-0), Evil Geniuses Black (2-0), and paiN Gaming (2-0). Still, if we look at Imperial’s results this season, there isn’t much to feel excited about.

As much as we don’t believe 9INE are as good as their results from RMR suggest, it’s very tough to find a reason to back Imperial.

9INE -1.5 maps


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