Astralis vs. ENCE Betting Predictions | BLAST Premier Showdown EU Picks

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Today, ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to talk about the last match in group A of BLAST Premier Showdown EU. Two fierce Scandinavian teams are going up against each other, one representing Denmark, and the other one representing Finland. More precisely, the topic of this piece is Astralis vs. ENCE predictions, with the hope of achieving a win that’d yield us a solid return.

At first glance, ENCE is looking much better than Astralis thus far on the event. And I’m not saying that because ENCE has two draws; those could’ve easily ended in defeats… but because Astralis lost two matches with a surprisingly massive gap. ENCE, on the other hand, played through thirty rounds on all three of their group stage matches so far. They won one (against sAw, just like Astralis) but held their ground against Vitality and NiP.

More info and stats are coming right up in our Astralis vs. ENCE predictions… but first, let’s check out the best things you can do to improve your CS:GO betting profitability:

How to Improve Your CS:GO Betting Profitability

The best way of improving your CS:GO betting profitability is to stop making the same mistakes over and over again. What sort of mistakes am I referring to here? Well, here are a few ideas:

Don’t Bet Too Much

It doesn’t get any simpler than this – don’t bet too much! Even if you’re winning, testing your skill/luck way too many times will end up costing you more than you’d imagine. Take things slow and time your bets – thing of esports betting like a marathon, not a 100m sprint.

Stop Relying on Luck

This one goes without saying – if you’re keen on starting your very own esports betting adventure, its important to arm yourself with knowledge. To do so, you’ll have to do extensive research before each match and base your wagers on cold hard facts without having to rely on luck. By doing so, you’ll have a much greater chance of actually being in the green at the end of each month.

Never Gamble with Debt

Never gamble with debt AKA never chase your losses! Chasing losses is almost a guaranteed way to massive debt. If you can’t set up clear betting limits and stick with them, it’s better not to start betting on esports in the first place. I’m not trying to scare you away; I’m just being realistic here…

Astralis vs. ENCE Betting Predictions

Even though Astralis are in a pretty bad form (one win, two losses), they are still the favorites coming into this match. And it’s understandable, if not for their losses then surely for ENCE’s narrow win and two tight draws. However, that’s not what bookies think…

Bookies are in favor of ENCE. And we’re not just talking about major bookies or just a few of them – all online esports betting sites have ENCE as the favorite side. The difference is narrow, to say the least, bordering around -105 to +105, depending on where you look.

JUGi and Snappi

Let’s face it, odds are in ENCE’s favor because JUGi and Snappi are in the team. Yep – I’m sure you’ve already heard about JUGi replacing gla1ve who is on medical leave. However, xyp9x decided to take a break from competitive CS:GO and Snappi came in as a replacement. Think about it – who would’ve thought we’d ever see JUGi and Snappi playing together for Astralis…

I don’t want to belittle Heroic’s duo, but the fact of the matter is they’re not used to performing (and playing, for that matter) at the very highest level. They can keep their pace for a few rounds, but consistency is something they have to work on if they are to get another chance in Astralis next time someone asks for a medical leave.

They weren’t half bad against Team Vitality, but their inexperience and lack of top-tier gameplay really showed against NiP. JUGi and Snappi were everywhere, and I don’t mean that in a good way. Their ratings were 0.49 and 0.44, respectively, which is something I haven’t seen in a long time…

Going Against Astralis is Risky But

Going against Astralis is always risky, not just because of their collective strength but because of the fact device can very easily sway the odds in Astralis’ favor. But, this time around, Astralis is the team that should worry about individual qualities. You see, ENCE’s top fragger, Allu, has been an absolute beast on this event. He has 38 AWP kills thus far, which is more than the next two players combined. If he kicks things off on the right foot against Astralis, he definitely has the potential to snowball to greatness!

Betting Predictions

That’s about it as far as our Astralis vs. ENCE predictions are concerned. We’ve gone with the way of the risk, but hopefully, it’ll turn into a splendid profit. As always, thank you for sticking till the end.

Hope to see you again soon, Stay safe!

Donnie Mitchell / Author

Donnie hails from the Midwestern US and happily embraces the nerd stereotype. He likes writing about CS:GO, Overwatch, Fortnite, and anything esports-related, really. He also dabbles in the world of cryptocurrency and how that might tap into the esports betting world. Donnie stepped into the gambling side of esports just a few years back. Donnie is currently married and owns two large dogs, who may or may not be named after Mario and Luigi.