Match Prediction: Team Spirit - forZe | CS:GO

Team Spirit and FORZE will meet in the semi-finals of the ESL Pro League Season 17 top group stage, where they will literally fight for a guaranteed play-off spot.

All in all, there's not much to say about the teams, as both have pulled off sensations. But while Team Spirit's victory was still at least somewhere to be read, Jerry and company swatted Natus Vincere, although objectively they could still finish after Ancient and fall into the bottom net.

Nevertheless, in a head-to-head encounter, the Dragons look preferable. Here, even with a trivial comparison of positions and players, everything becomes crystal clear. Yes, we must take into account the fact that FORZE in its current form is an unstable substance.

So here I would look out for a win for Team Spirit, which I believe has secured a free place in the play-offs. We'll see exactly how the match unfolds, but on paper it looks that way.

Team Spirit uniforms

The fourteenth ranked team in the world failed in the group stage of IEM Katowice 2023, where they suffered defeats from FaZe Clan and Team Liquid, spicing it all up with only one victory over the Germans from BIG.

Next up for the Russian side was CCT Central Europe Malta Finals 1, where after beating Sprout, they failed to make the play-offs with two defeats to ENCE and Movistar Riders.

However, at the start of the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 17, Team Spirit managed to steeply improve, shutting down Astralis on two maps. And if nothing else, with a game like this, the Dragons won't be ashamed to try their hand against a fairly easy opponent.

Team Spirit's latest results:

  • A 1-2 loss to Team Liquid.
  • A 16-5 victory over Sprout.
  • Defeat to ENCE by a score of 1-2.
  • 1-2 defeat to Movistar Riders.
  • 2-0 win over Astralis.

Top cards for Team Spirit:

  • Overpass - 100% wins.
  • Anubis - 80% wins.

It should not be forgotten that the Dragons have consistently given up the Inferno card.

FORZE form

The 29th ranked team in the world has also managed to play at the CCT Central Europe Malta Finals 1 where they similarly failed to make the play-offs after a solid start in the group.

Then the Russian team begrudgingly made it to the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Europe RMR and also failed in the closed qualification to ESL Challenger Melbourne 2023 where they lost to HONORIS and ECSTATIC.

However, at the start of the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 17, FORZE managed to pull off a sensation, shutting out Natus Vincere. It's clear that the lads simply took advantage of the chances they were given, but objectively the sensation is a landmark one.

FORZE's latest results:

  • A 2-1 win over Sprout.
  • A 2-0 win over Aurora Gaming.
  • 0-2 defeat of ECSTATIC.
  • Beat ECSTATIC 2-1.
  • 2-1 victory over Natus Vincere.

Top FORZE cards:

  • Nuke - 67% wins.
  • Overpass - 65% wins.
  • Anubis - 60% wins.
  • Inferno - 58% wins.
  • Ancient - 57% wins.

In turn, the Russian team has traditionally rejected the Vertigo card.

Team Spirit - FORZE match statistics

The teams have not met in the current line-up yet.

Forecast for the match Team Spirit - FORZE

FORZE can boast the fact that the team has played a lot of matches online, gaining game form. However, the team is essentially very unstable, and time after time, they suffer setbacks.

In turn, the Dragons have shown a steep start, kicking Astralis ahead. Obviously, the Danes were just a name, but even without that, the boys were a step ahead. If you add potential and a month of hard work, there's a real chance of making the playoffs without any problems.

So in this case, I'd recommend betting on Team Spirit to win.

According to leading bookmakers predictions, the team forZe are the favorite with average odds 1.753 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 4.259.

How did the participants perform in the last matches

Last MatchesTeam Spirit forZe
5 matches (wins)22
10 matches (wins)56

The statistics of personal battles between teams is also important for successful bets. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 26 matches with each other. In these battles Team Spirit got 17 victories while forZe managed to take 9 matches.