Match Prediction: 9 Pandas Esports - Spirit Academy | CS:GO

9 Pandas and Spirit Academy will meet in the first round of the BetBoom Playlist Freedom 2023 play-offs. Looking back at the tournament trail, the Pandas had trouble getting to the play-offs, while Spirit Academy picked up three wins.

Now there is a feeling that the Dragons' youth roster will emerge victorious, otherwise Spirit Academy have had a good run of results lately.

And Pandas cannot be called a stable team, because they often put up terrible matches. Therefore, I would opt for a Spirit Academy win here.

Form 9 Pandas

The 63rd ranked team in the world has only recently rebuilt its roster, signing some quite experienced players. However, Long Corner in this form did not work out for the boys as they failed in several qualifiers.

However, in the group stage of the BetBoom Playlist Freedom 2023, the Russian team managed to get three wins, leaving PROSPECTS, 1WIN and Sprout behind.

On the other hand, 9 Pandas also managed to visit CCT South Europe Series 4, but already in the first round of play-offs they failed to cope with the Brits from Into the Breach, trivializing the victory.

Latest results from 9 Pandas:

  • A 2-1 win over PROSPECTS.
  • A 2-1 win over 1WIN.
  • 1-2 defeat to Aurora.
  • 2-0 win over Sprout.
  • Defeat by Into the Breach, 1-2.

Top 9 Pandas:

  • Overpass - 100% wins.
  • Ancient - 75% wins.
  • Mirage - 62% wins.
  • Nuke - 50% wins.
  • Anubis - 50% wins.

At the same time the Russian team has been steadily giving up Vertigo.

Spirit Academy uniforms

The 43rd team of the world ranking managed to be in the quarterfinals of CCT West Europe Series 3, where they beat Endpoint, but failed to get past Apeks.

However, the Russian side made it through to the main stage of the BetBoom Playlist Freedom 2023 where they beat MOUZ NXT, 1WIN and Astralis Talent.

What's more, Spirit Academy managed to make it to the ESL Challenger League Season 45 Europe final, beating not only FORZE and SAW but also Monte and Apeks along the way.

Spirit Academy's latest results:

  • A 2-1 win over 1WIN.
  • Victory over Astralis Talent 2-0.
  • 2-1 win over SAW.
  • 2-1 win over Monte.
  • Beat Apeks 2-1.

Spirit Academy's best scores:

  • Overpass - 88% wins.
  • Nuke - 87% wins.
  • Mirage - 86% wins.
  • Vertigo - 56% wins.
  • Anubis - 53% wins.
  • Inferno - 53% wins.

In turn, the Spirit Academy team has steadily given up on Ancient.

Meeting statistics 9 Pandas - Spirit Academy

The teams have not met before.

Forecast of the match 9 Pandas - Spirit Academy

If you look back at the Spirit Academy's recent matches, you'll wonder how the boys are taking down the big boys who surprised us in the majors so early on. On the other hand, the Dragons have been working for a long time and this result shouldn't be surprising.

You can't say anything sensible about 9 Pandas, because the team plays from the mood and sometimes makes so many mistakes that you immediately remember who the captain is.

Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on Spirit Academy to win.

9 Pandas Esports are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 2.243. Spirit Academy, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 3.111.

How the teams played in the last matches

Last Matches9 Pandas Esports Spirit Academy
5 matches (wins)35
10 matches (wins)58

Gamblers will definitely be interested in the statistics of personal meetings between the teams. The teams played 1 matches with each other before. And 9 Pandas Esports won 0 times while Spirit Academy correspondingly became the winner 1 times.