FaZe vs. Astralis Odds, Prediction, and Pick for April 7th – ESL Pro League Season 11, Europe
The third round of Stage 2 at the CS:GO ESL Pro League is taking place today and we have three exciting matchups to look forward to.
One of the ties will see FaZe take on Astralis. Both teams have had a difficult few days at the event and will be looking to improve on their performances.
In this Faze vs. Astralis betting preview for Tuesday, I explore the main betting options and provide an overview of the teams’ current form. I wrap up with my prediction and offer a free betting pick in the end.
FaZe vs. Astralis Odds
The odds are courtesy of SportsBetting. Here is what the bookmaker has prepared:
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Despite their struggles, Astralis is treated as the favorite here. Can FaZe take advantage of their recent lackluster performances? Let’s get a perspective on both teams and move on to my betting prediction and pick.
FaZe Current Form
The team posted impressive kill stats in the first phase of the tournament but have not been able to replicate the same form in Stage 2.
After taking an early lead against Fnatic on Sunday, FaZe dropped both remaining rounds with an especially worrying 16-6 loss on Inferno.
A game against mousesports followed up but the only positive FaZe can take from that is a good team performance on Train. Their opponents controlled the bulk fo the rounds and ran out deserved winners in the end.
The team will rely heavily on broky, NiKo and rain to have another good outing as they will definitely need to be on their A-game if they are to challenge Astralis.
Astralis Current Form
Phase 2 of the ESL Pro League hasn’t gone according to plan for the Danes. They were pinned against rivals Natus Vincere in the first round and despite hammering them on Inferno, they completely crumbled on Dust II and Train.
The next game against Fnatic was to provide an easy way for the team to get back on track but it all went very wrong. The Swedes edged a tight first round on Dust II and then handed Astralis another L on Inferno.
Maps have definitely played a part in the Danes’ recent downfall and we should praise the efforts of their opponents. However, the Astralis roster has themselves to blame as players like Xyp9x and device have largely underperformed.
Despite that, seasoned pros with such quality tend to correct things sooner rather than later and the game against FaZe is a great opportunity to do that.
FaZe vs. Astralis Prediction and Pick
I’m fairly confident Astralis will come out on top here. It’s true that FaZe is fighting for their lives but so are their opponents and they usually react well when pinned against the wall.
FaZe has the quality but lacks the discipline to compete at this level and their awesome kill numbers have dried up recently.
Given that the favorites do have problems right now I feel the Over market is the best choice here.
The Danes will definitely look to dominate but are showing weaknesses on some of the maps where FaZe has been decent. There will also be a bit of a mental block in the Astralis ranks after failing to win their last two games so I can definitely see this going to a third round.
Looking for more esports games to bet on? Don’t hesitate to check out the full range of our predictions for Tuesday, April 7th: