Credit: Adela Sznajder, ESL
The highly anticipated Europe RMR B match between Astralis and Vitality is just hours away, scheduled to start at 13:00 (CEST). Both teams have a rich history of success in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with Astralis being a four-time Major champion and Vitality being the runner ups to multiple tournaments.
In their last three head-to-head matches, Vitality has won twice, with one game ending in overtime. Despite their recent success against Astralis, Vitality has been struggling to find its footing in the later stages of tournaments. Vitality is currently ranked number 6 on the HLTV World Ranking list.
On the other hand, Astralis is currently ranked number 16 in the world and haven't played their best counter-strike since the start of the new season. Winning six out of their last six matches Astralis is starting to seem like a comfortable team who can take down the best in the world. Most recently they took down Cloud9 in the IEM Dallas qualifier to secure a spot at the main event. With both teams having much to play for in this RMR match, fans can expect to see an intense and exciting matchup.
While Vitality is the favorite going into the match, Astralis has shown in the past that they are capable of defeating the best teams in the world. This match could go either way, with both teams having talented players and firm strategies.
For those looking to bet on the match, the odds are likely to favor Vitality, but a safer bet may be to take the over on the number of rounds played. With two teams of this caliber, it's likely that the match will go the distance. In their most recent match both games with over 27,5 rounds. We believe at pley.gg that the match will go over 25,5 rounds which means that both teams need to get double didges.
Vitality vs. Astralis | BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Europe RMR B | 13:00 (CEST)
Prediction: Over 25.5 rounds
Odds: 1.60 | Unibet
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
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