Astralis and Team Spirit will meet in the semi-finals of the ESL Pro League Season 17 Last Chance group stage grid. The winner will play one more game against Team Liquid, while the loser will be eliminated without a playoff spot.
Let me remind you that the teams have already met each other at the start of the championship, and then the Dragons tore apart the Danes, showing excessively cool play and preparation for a particular opponent.
In that time, Astralis have not gotten any stronger. In fact, the Danish outfit barely outplayed ATK, which can be called a disgrace. In turn, Team Spirit continues to show a good level of Counter-Strike, and in this match the team must once again play at number one.
All in all, I don't believe in a return of the Danes, who lack fresh ideas. So here I would look to Team Spirit for a win, who have an excellent chance of making the championship playoffs.
The fifteenth ranked team in the world managed to qualify for the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Europe RMR, even in spite of the opening defeat by the French LDLC during the closed qualification.
Heading into the ESL Pro League Season 17 group stage, Astralis suffered two defeats from Team Spirit and NAVI, showing terrible play and a complete inability to switch sides.
And the day before the Danish team with great difficulty overcame ATK, again showing an unsure game. To be honest, with such a set of problems the boys have a vague chance of success, all the more so in such a meat grinder it will be very difficult.
Astralis' latest results:
- A 16-6 win over Viperio.
- 2-1 win over SAW.
- Defeat to Team Spirit 0-2.
- Defeat by Natus Vincere 1-2.
- Beat ATK 2-1.
Astralis top cards:
- Ancient - 75% wins.
- Overpass - 60% wins.
- Vertigo - 57% wins.
- Inferno - 57% wins.
It is worth recalling that the Danish team still doesn't risk showing up on the Anubis map.
Team Spirit form
The fourteenth-ranked team in the world fell at the recent CCT Central Europe Malta Finals 1 where after a confident win over Sprout managed to lose to ENCE and Movistar Riders and missed out on the play-offs.
Already at the start of the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 17, the Russian team managed to defeat Astralis, but right after that lost to FORZE and fell to the bottom net.
There, Team Spirit continued to cling to their chances, shutting down Team Liquid in beautiful style. However, it didn't work out for the Dragons with NAVI, causing the team to fall here, where it still leaves chances to go further.
Team Spirit's latest results:
- A 1-2 loss to Movistar Riders.
- 2-0 win over Astralis.
- 1-2 defeat of FORZE.
- Defeated Team Liquid 2-0.
- 0-2 defeat by Natus Vincere.
Team Spirit's best cards:
- Overpass - 100% wins.
- Anubis - 71% wins.
In turn, the Russian team steadily gives up the Inferno card.
Meeting statistics Astralis - Team Spirit
During the current season, the teams have played one meeting - at the start of the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 17, Team Spirit won (2-0).
Forecast for Astralis - Team Spirit
There's not much to take apart here, as the Danish team looks extremely helpless and shows a completely lost game. In turn, Team Spirit play solid Counter-Strike in some places, but they don't put up much of a fight. However, against Astralis, the Dragons are more concrete. Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on Team Spirit to win.
According to leading bookmakers predictions, the team Astralis are the favorite with average odds 1.897 at the moment. Respectively, bookmakers consider Team Spirit to be the outsider of the match with odds on a victory in the sum of about 4.567.
How the teams played in the last matches
|Last Matches||Astralis||Team Spirit|
|5 matches (wins)||3||2|
|10 matches (wins)||7||4|
Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 9 matches with each other. In these matches Astralis won 6 times, Team Spirit active consisits of 3 wins.