ATK and Astralis will meet in the Last Chance group stage grid for ESL Pro League Season 17. The winner will still try to fight for a place in the playoffs, although the chances are very slim.
To be fair, the representative of the North American scene has so far shown the worst performance in Group D. And I wouldn't discount the substitutes, because objectively, ATK don't have any experience at this level at all.
In turn, the Danish team is failing the current championship, although they had the misfortune to play against two strong opponents - Team Spirit and NAVI.
Personally, I do not see any intrigue in this match, because since their arrival in Europe, ATK have not won a single game yet, having shown too bad a game. So here the Danes have a real chance to get back in the race.
All in all, we're looking at another passing game, which by all laws of logic should go to the favourite. So here I'd keep an eye out for a resounding victory for the Astralis team.
The 77th ranked team in the world failed to qualify for the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 America RMR, showing a completely toothless performance in the regional qualifiers.
The squad went on to Europe, only to suffer three quick defeats in the BetBoom Playlist Urbanistic 2023 and also drop out of the playoffs of the Elisa Invitational Winter 2023.
As for the start within the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 17, here ATK expectedly lost to ENCE and Team Liquid, once again showing poor play. All in all, we are facing a dismantled team with no tournament prospects.
ATK's latest results:
- A 1-2 loss to Endpoint.
- A 0-2 defeat at the hands of FORZE.
- 0-2 defeat to Copenhagen Flames.
- Defeat to ENCE 1-2.
- 0-2 defeat to Team Liquid.
Top ATK cards:
- Anubis - 60% wins.
- Mirage - 55% wins.
- Inferno - 53% wins.
It should be recalled that the ATK team still does not play on Nuke map.
The fifteenth team in the world rankings back in February won the CCT North Europe Series 3 with excellent playoff victories over 9INE, Copenhagen Flames and Aurora Gaming.
Next up, the Danish squad managed to qualify for the home BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Europe RMR, despite an opening loss to LDLC during the closed qualifiers.
As for their performance in the ESL Pro League Season 17 group stage, Astralis managed to suffer two losses from Team Spirit and NAVI. However, from the last game it was clear that the Danes are trying to correct their mistakes, which is already good.
The latest results from Astralis:
- A 16-2 win over PGE Turow.
- A 16-6 win over Viperio.
- 2-1 win over SAW.
- Defeat by Team Spirit 0-2.
- Defeat by Natus Vincere 1-2.
Astralis top cards:
- Ancient - 65% wins.
- Nuke - 75% wins.
- Overpass - 60% wins.
- Vertigo - 57% wins.
In turn, the Danish team takes no chances on the Anubis card.
ATK - Astralis encounter statistics
The teams have not met before.
Forecast of the match ATK - Astralis
If we evaluate the match from an objective point of view, ATK has no chance. If we look back at all the latest ATK matches, we'd expect a sensational blowout.
In this case, everything rests on the stability of Astralis, which is still floating in the course of the championship. However, there is a feeling that the Danish outfit are trying to gain form.
In general, it makes no sense to assess the chances of ATK, because these guys do not play at all, relying on the opponent's mistakes and their average shooting.
Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on Astralis' 2-0 win.
Astralis are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 1.064. ATK, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 8.212.
How did the participants perform in the last matches
|5 matches (wins)||0||3|
|10 matches (wins)||4||7|
The statistics of personal battles between teams is also important for successful bets. The teams played 0 matches with each other before. And ATK won 0 times while Astralis correspondingly became the winner 0 times.