Complexity vs. Natus Vincere, Preview & Prediction - Free 4/3 CS:GO

We have a top 10 clash in the Playoffs round 1 of the ESL Pro League Season 13 on Saturday when Complexity takes on Natus Vincere. They will battle for the Playoffs round 1 spot where the winner of this game will meet a better team from a tilt between Virtus.pro and ENCE.

Complexity Team Stats and Latest Results

Complexity ended the group stage in 2nd place with a 3-2 record after defeating FunPlus Phoenix, OG, and Renegades. They lost to BIG and Heroic and now are underdogs in this encounter with Natus Vincere. Prior to this tournament, Complexity secured tickets for the BLAST Premier Spring Final and DreamHack Masters Spring 2021. Complexity won nine of the previous 13 matches.

When it comes to the maps in the last three months, Complexity was strong on Inferno (80.0% win rate) and played well on Mirage (64.3%), while they didn’t impress on Overpass (33.3%) and Train (33.3%). Complexity assembled its current lineup in February 2021 and appeared on 29 maps with a record of 20 wins and nine losses. The team members are jks (0.98 rating), RUSH (0.95), k0nfig (1.08), poison (1.13), and blameF (1.20).

Natus Vincere Team Stats and Latest Results

Just like Complexity, Natus Vincere finished the group phase with a 3-2 record, but they had a harder path. Namely, they were 1-2 following the opening three matches, but bounced back with a pair of victories over MIBR and TeamOne, without dropping a single map along the way. The Russian team is still in 1st place in the CS:GO rankings, and they plan to stay that way. In order to achieve that plan, they must reach at least the Grand Final here. Natus Vincere won 13 of the last 18 games.

During the previous three months, Natus Vincere was dominant on Dust2 (87.5%) and was decent on Nuke (72.7%), while they disappointed on Overpass (20.0%). Since January this year, NaVi is playing with the same lineup that appeared on 32 maps with a record of 22 wins and ten losses. The team members are flamie (0.98), s1mple (1.35), electronic (1.08), Boombl4 (1.03), and Perfecto (1.03).

Complexity vs. Natus Vincere H2H Record

These rivals have met on seven occasions so far, and NaVi is leading the all-time series 4-3. NaVi won the most recent encounter at the BLAST Premier Global Final 2020 in late January, when they came from behind to secure a victory.

Complexity vs. Natus Vincere Betting Preview

I am going with Natus Vincere to win in this one, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they encounter some problems during the clash. That being said, Complexity has a chance to get a map, but I don’t expect more from them. In case you prefer betting on Over/Under, you can try with Over 2.5 maps. I am going with a safer option and NaVi to win.

The Pick: Natus Vincere to win (-169 @PINNACLE)

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