NiP vs. Mousesports prediction are here. It’s still group B we’re looking at, still the good old group of death that seems to be living up to its not-so-flattering nickname. Four teams are tied at the top following the first three rounds. One team is already out of the equation with two more rounds to go – Mousesports. Yet, here we are, just about ready to guide you through their clash against NiP on Wednesday!
It might be a group of death but we are doing good so far!
— Ninjas in Pyjamas CS:GO (@NIPCS) March 15, 2021
If NiP wins the clash, they’ll be just one match away from qualifying for the playoffs. Heck, depending on other results, winning against Mousesports might just be enough to push them through.
Of course, if they want to skip one or two playoffs rounds, they’ll have to win both vs. Mousesports and Vitality in the last round… and hope the outcomes of other matches fit their needs.
But, enough about calculations. Let’s focus on cold hard facts and see which way this match is going to unfold!
NiP vs. Mousesports Predictions
Let’s face it, Mousesports has nothing to play for here. They’re already out of the equation, having no theoretical chances of going through. That ought to be a defining thought in their heads coming into this match. But, don’t let that trick you – they won’t go down without a fight… especially not against a fierce European opponent such as NiP. Mousesports and NiP go way back!
With that out of our way, let’s focus on CSGO betting and take a closer look at this contest!
Map Pool Stats
Moving on with our NiP vs. Mousesports predictions, let’s talk about the banning phase. Which team, if any, will have some sort of an advantage coming into the bo3 banning phase?
They’re superior on Inferno, Train, and Overpass. Dust 2 goes in their favor too, though be it with a narrow margin. Mousesports, on the other hand, only have one map above 50% – Nuke with 67%. The thing is, Nuke has been nothing but solid for NiP. The Swedes have a good shot at dealing with Mousesports in just two maps!
They had a solid start to the 2021 season with a semifinal finish on cs_summit 7. But, they followed it up with a couple of catastrophic matches on IEM XV World Championship. And right when everyone had thought they’d turn a new page on ESL Pro League S13, they flunked out of the group stage after just three matches.
Of course, all of the above was right in the middle of a massive roster alteration.
AcoR and dexter joined the starting roster as chrisJ and karrigan bid their farewells… but more on that later on. For now, all we need to know is that Mousesports went through a roster alteration just recently and that things don’t seem to be working very well for them.
Twist got benched in early February, with ztr coming in as the replacement. Four events in and the 17-year-old Swedish prodigy isn’t looking too good stats-wise. But, NiP had a couple of solid scalps, the most notable one being Astralis. They even qualified for the Season Finals of BLAST Premier Spring. In group B, they are currently tied at the top spot with two wins and a loss; ENCE, Faze, and a loss against G2.
Let’s address the obvious here – Mousesports’ roster looks rather packed. They’ve kept the best of their 2020 roster and added a potent IGL and a prolific AWPer. With a bit of luck, they could turn a new page pretty quickly.
It can’t be compared to the likes of Vitality, G2, or Astralis, but they have a nice collective there. There’s room for improvement, there always is… but Plopski and the company are looking pretty good cohesion-wise.
Now that we’ve figured everything out, it’s time to wrap everything up and call it a day:
Odds are courtesy of BetOnline. You can check out our BetOnline review here.
Even though Mousesports don’t have anything in this event anymore, there’s no way they’re going down without a fight. Their players have proper fighting spirits and I’m sure they’ll give NiP a real run for their money.
As always, thanks for reading the whole thing!
Fingers crossed we snatch the second win here…