FURIA vs. Astralis Preview & Prediction- Free 7/08 CS: GO

This Friday, the rivals will clash in Group B upper bracket quarter-final in the IEM Cologne 2022 tournament. This is one of the most awaited tournaments and is organized by ESL, the world's largest esports company (the great provider of world-class CS: GO tournaments around the globe). The prize pool of this tournament adds up to $972,000. The Playoff matches are played in a double-elimination format. The upcoming match will be played in the best-of-three series.

FURIA Esports Team Stats and Latest Results

FURIA Esports ranks #8 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 180 weeks. The Brazilian team lost its last 3 matches and has attained a win rate of 56.0% over the past 3 months. They were part of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 which ended on May 19, 2022, and finished 5-8th. FURIA Esports also finished 3-4th at the IEM Dallas 2022, 9-12th at the Roobet Cup 2022, and 7-8th at the ESL Challenger Valencia 2022. Since the beginning of the year, the team has played 38 matches and won 4 out of its last 10.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an impressive win rate on Overpass (75.0%), Vertigo (66.7%), and Mirage (57.1%). Nevertheless, they were dismal on Nuke (50.0%), Ancient (42.9%), and Inferno (30.0%). The team has a roster that consists of arT (1.09 player rating), yuurih (1.19), KSCERATO (1.18), saffee (1.02), and drop (0.98).

Astralis Team Stats and Latest Results

Astralis ranks #12 in the global ranking and has been among the top 30 teams in the raking for 35 weeks. The Danish team is currently on a 2-match win streak and has won 6 matches from its last 10 games. The team’s last match took place at the IEM Cologne 2022 Play-In on July 6, 2022, and Astralis defeated BIG with a score of 1:2. Their last achievement was 3rd place in the Roobet Cup tournament which ended on June 30, 2022, and was awarded $15,000. The team also finished 9-12th at the IEM Dallas 2022 and 2nd at the Pinnacle Cup Championship 2022. The team has attained a win rate of 55.2% over the past 3 months.

Map performance over the past 3 months shows an impressive win rate on Nuke (75.0%), Overpass (66.7%), Inferno (66.7%), and Ancient (54.5%). On the other hand, they failed to impress on Dust2 (42.9%), Mirage (40.0%), and Vertigo (20.0%). Astralis has maintained its current roster for the last 4 months and consists of gla1ve (1.03 player rating), Xyp9x (1.07), k0nfig (1.07), Farlig (1.01), and blameF (1.22).

FURIA Esports vs. Astralis H2H Record

Head-to-head has 7 matches between the rivals. By this time, FURIA Esports has won 5 times while Astralis has won 2 times. Their last encounter was at the ESL Pro League Season 15 tournament on April 4, 2022, and FURIA won 2:1.

FURIA Esports vs. Astralis Betting Preview

This will be an interesting matchup between the rivals. At the moment, Astralis leads on 4 maps while FURIA Esports has an advantage on 3 maps. There is no significant difference between the teams in terms of their win rate over the past 3 months. In our opinion, we believe this match can go either way and the best option is to bet on over 2.5 maps.

The Pick: Over 2.5 maps.

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