Our group B BLAST Premier Spring betting endeavors have been on point so far. We’re two from two, snatching in a massive return on Complexity’s upset over Vitality in the first round, and an easy G2 win over EG.
It’s the lower bracket we’re looking at here, meaning the loser gets eliminated and goes straight to the Showdown. The winner gets to fight another day, having to go up against the loser of Complexity vs. G2 for a chance in the Spring Finals.
UPSETS, AWP FLICKS AND A LOT OF GREAT CS:GO 💥
— BLAST Premier 💥 (@BLASTPremier) February 8, 2021
Vitality vs. EG Predictions
Here’s the deal – on one end, we have the team that was supposed to lose their opening round; on the other end, we have a team everyone thought would cruise to first place in group B.
Well, checking out things like general expectations, map pool stats and roster strengths ought to lead us in the right direction!
Even though CSGO betting nerds don’t like to discuss expectations that much, I reckon they’re fairly important… especially in double-elimination group systems such as this one.
Obviously, everyone expects Vitality to win. Everyone expects to see them qualify for the Spring Finals. However, things might not be that straightforward – I mean, look at how Astralis finished in group A. Bouncing back from a tough loss in the opening round is not that easy.
On the bright side, if anyone can do it, it’s Team Vitality. They are the third-best team in the world at the moment, and they ought to make EG feel that once they set foot on the server.
Map Pool Stats
The map pool stats are a proper mismatch on paper. I mean, Vitality’s superiority is visible at the first glance, with Nuke perhaps being the only map EG could stand a chance on. Even if Vitality does leave it up for grabs, I reckon the players will have more than enough motivation to bounce back following that nasty opening-round defeat against Complexity.
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— Team Vitality 🐝 (@TeamVitality) February 8, 2021
But, I’m sure they will want to take things without any unnecessary risks, meaning they’re probably going to ban Nuke right away. Can’t blame them, really. If Brehze and CeRq bounce back as well, things could get tricky out there on the nuclear site…
Roster Strength and Readiness
No need to waste too much space here. The winner in this department is quite obvious – it’s Vitality every day of the week. Not only do they have ZywOo but an overall potent six-man roster that can go toe to toe with everyone.
Even though EG played a solid match against G2, one thing was obvious right off the bat – their key players failed to show up for the occasion. Brehze and Brehze and CeRq were miles off a good performance; stats-wise they were solid, but their contribution was miserable, to say the least. That said, our Vitality vs. EG picks are as clear as day:
Odds are courtesy of BetOnline. You can check out our BetOnline review here.
As you can see, I’ve decided to go with a relatively risk-free bet. Vitality match-winner at -400 is my pick of the day for you guys, take it or leave it!
Unfortunately, that’s about it as far as value is concerned here. I’m focused on making it three from three in group B, and that’s why we’re not going to pursue anything riskier here. That said, if you’re thinking of going with something like correct score 2:0 for Vitality, I’d strongly advise you to reconsider. It’s just not worth it, especially knowing just how potent Evil Geniuses are on some of Vitality’s “less-wanted” maps. Remember, G2 had a pretty tough time against EG! I’m not saying it’s necessarily going to be 2:1, all I’m saying is we can’t count on Vitality bouncing right back up with team-based brilliance…
With those words, I’d like to conclude our Vitality vs. EG predictions. It’s been an honor serving you the freshest CSGO betting info.
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