The highly anticipated BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Europe RMR A is just around the corner, with the qualifier set to start on Thursday at 11:00 (CEST). The RMR will feature 16 of the best Counter-CS:GO teams from Europe, all vying for a chance to play at the Paris Major 2023.
The stakes are high as only the top four teams from the qualifier will earn a coveted spot in the Legends stage, while teams that place 5th to 8th must compete in the challenger's stage. With much on the line, fans can expect to see intense and exciting matches as top-tier teams battle it for supremacy.
When looking at the head-to-head history between these two teams, all three of their last matches have had over 26 rounds in total. Despite recent head-to-head, there shouldn't be any doubt that the 2022 IEM Rio Major winners from Virtus.pro are the favorite going into the matchup against SAW. Virtus.pro comes into this match ranked as the number eight on the HLTV World Ranking but has in recent months played poor counter-strike when looking at their past matches. The last time VP was in action they lost to forZe 2-0 in the BetBoom Playlist and are currently on a three-match losing streak.
On the other hand, SAW is ranked 32 on the HLTV world rankings. They started the season great winning seven straight to give them the perfect start in 2023. However, the Portuguese team has since then not been playing their best Counter-Strike. Most recently SAW lost their three-match winning streak after they fell short against Monte in a 2-0 defeat.
Overall, this match could lead to a close encounter between the two teams. Virtus.pro may be the favorite based on their ranking and players, but SAW has shown that they are capable of teasing the strongest teams in the world.
There is no value in picking Virtus.pro as the winner due to the low odds. Instead, we believe it may be safer to bet on the map to go over 24.5 rounds. By taking this bet we believe that SAW won't lose 16-8 or less.
Virtus.pro vs. SAW | BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Europe RMR A | 11:00 (CEST)
Prediction: Over 24.5 rounds
Odds: 1.54 | GG.bet
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
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