Astralis vs. G2 | DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 Betting Predictions

Even though major sports competitions are making their first post-COVID-19 budge, esports betting continues to flourish. A good portion of bettors who’ve just started betting on esports must be happy with how things are developing in this ever-expanding niche.

More and more events are popping up, among them, a new series of CS:GO events under the ESL Pro Tour flag.

As the title suggests, I’m referring to DreamHack Masters Spring 2020! If we are to be more precise, this piece will focus on Astralis vs. G2 predictions, a highly anticipated encounter between two of the top EU sides. It’s basically the replay of last week’s ESL One: Road to Rio grand finals.

There’s a lot of things we need to cover, so let’s cut right to the chase and check out the key information you’ll need to kickstart your CS:GO betting endeavors!

Betting on DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 | Everything You Need to Know

What we’re looking at here is another ESL Pro Tour event. It belongs to the Masters category and hands out a ton of circuit points. There’s no point in going into too many details here, Liquipedia already has all the information you need.

As for the betting side of things, most major online bookmakers will feature betting odds for CS:GO. However, it’s always best to double-check and compare some of the odds so you get the best possible returns. If you don’t do that, your online betting experience might suffer…

Moving on, you should know that the event started just a few days ago.

More precisely, the European event kickstarted on Tuesday and featured only two rounds of matches.

Astralis vs. G2 predictions are focusing on the third and last group stage matchday which will decide who gets a shot in the playoffs!

Lastly, if you want a closer look at all notable teams competing on the event, as well as the key facts surrounding it, take a look at our DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 preview. It features all relevant information and can serve as your very own DH Masters betting guide!

Astralis vs. G2 Predictions

Let’s start our journey off by assessing the recent head to head matches between these two teams. There’s been quite a few of them just in the last week alone,which is why we’ll base our Astralis vs. G2 predictions heavily around them… and not just around the results but around the overall player-to-player performances too.

Head to Head Encounters

Just last week, these two played against each other on the grand finals of ESL One: Road to Rio. Astralis, coming from the upper bracket, had a map to spare, but didn’t need it. The Great Danes cruised to a 3-0 victory in what was their return to the top of Europe… AKA the top of the world.

Astralis and G2 already faced off against each other before the grand finals. Upper bracket round 1 was the occasion, and G2 was once again no match for the Danes. Their superiority, both individually and collectively, coupled with better reactions and faster rotations, were the main factors deciding both matches in Astralis’ favor.

Needless to say, both of these matches affect the way we think about this matchup from Astralis vs. G2 predictions perspective.

But, in addition to that, we also have to factor in the fact Astralis won’t have gla1ve on board, and that’s a huge minus when going up against a team like G2. Don’t get me wrong – North and Heroic are respectable teams… but we have to admit G2 is on a whole different level.

That said, I have to give credit where credit is due, and JUGi’s debut for Astralis wasn’t all that awful. He played two matches thus far and Astralis won both. He did get the jitters in the first match, but was quick to shake it off in the second.

G2 will still be trembling from the last encounter against Astralis. G2 needs to win this match, though. Well, they either need that or North to defeat Heroic. Realistically speaking,the second option is far more likely to happen.

As for our Astralis vs. G2 predictions, a clean Astralis match-winner at -223 is more than you could’ve hoped for.

Really, -223 on Astralis is great no matter who’s on the other end. I understand that the odds are what they are because of JUGi, but I doubt that’ll significantly affect the outcome of the match.

My Pick
Astralis to Win!

Even though G2 will definitely want to finish the group stage with a win, I doubt Astralis will go down without a fight, even if the match doesn’t jeopardize their upper bracket placement.

Once again, JUGi’s debut wasn’t as bad as I thought. Yes, he had the lowest kill count and lowest average damage per round, but overall, his shot-calling was on point, as were the tactics he deployed. Obviously, JUGi isn’t trying to be a permanent replacement for gla1ve. After all, we’re talking about arguably the best in-game leader of all time, and those are shoes JUGi couldn’t fill even if he had double the experience he has at the moment.

Please Note:
JUGi’s presence has definitely affected the odds of Astralis beating G2. If gla1ve was in the roster, I reckon the odds on Astralis would’ve been closer to-400.

Plus, while I do believe gla1ve’s presence means a lot to how Astralis approaches each match, I don’t think it will prevent Device and the boys from dealing with G2.

That said, I believe we’re all done with Astralis vs. G2 predictions. Once again, a clean match-winner on the Great Danes is the best option here. If you’re feeling frisky, go for a 2-0 correct score on Astralis.

Donnie out…

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.