Nordavind vs. Wisla Krakow, Preview & Prediction - Free 4/5 CS:GO

The Playoffs round 1 of the Snow Sweet Snow 3 is giving us an intriguing clash between Nordavind and Wisla Krakow as they meet on Monday. It’s going to be a tight affair and there is no clear favorite, although the bookmakers are giving a slight advantage to Nordavind. In case they beat Wisla Krakow and progress to the next round, they will take on fnatic.

Nordavind Team Stats and Latest Results

Nordavind took a long path to qualify for the playoffs at the Snow Sweet Snow 3. They went through the Snow Sweet Snow 3 Regionals, where they defeated EC Brugge, BLINK, GTZ, LDLC, and Young Ninjas to reach the group stage. There, Nordavind needed only three games to get to the playoffs as they beat EXTREMUM, Sprout, and Dignitas, all three after coming from behind, showing great character and resilience. Nordavind won ten of the previous 13 matches.

During the last three months, Nordavind was strong on Vertigo (80.0% win rate) and Mirage (77.8%), while they didn’t play well on Overpass (33.3%) and Train (33.3%). Nordavind assembled its current squad in February this year and appeared on 43 maps with a record of 25 wins and 18 losses. The lineup consists of TENZKI (1.11 rating), HS (1.07), mertz (1.15), mirbit (1.03), and supra (1.06).

Wisla Krakow Team Stats and Latest Results

Wisla Krakow also had to go through the Snow Sweet Snow 3 Regionals, but unlike Nordavind, they needed one additional game to qualify for the main event. They also played a maximum of five matches in the group stage but managed to enter the playoffs thanks to victories over Trident, Sprout, and EXTREMUM. Wisla Krakow won nine of the last 13 games.

Talking about the maps in the previous three months, Wisla Krakow was excellent on Train (84.2%) and played well on Overpass (62.5%), while they failed to impress on Vertigo (20.0%) and Dust2 (33.3%). Wisla Krakow also established its lineup in February 2021 and appeared on 67 maps with a record of 39 wins and 28 losses. The team members are SZPERO (0.96), ponczek (0.97), jedqr (1.09), Goofy (1.10), and hades (1.19).

Nordavind vs. Wisla Krakow H2H Record

These teams have never faced before.

Nordavind vs. Wisla Krakow Betting Preview

Nordavind is in a better form at the moment despite having some difficulties in the group stage. Nonetheless, they managed to win all three games after coming from a 1-0 deficit, so I expect them to bounce back in this one in case Wisla Krakow wins the opening map. I am not saying the Polish team doesn’t have a chance to win here, but I am backing Nordavind to progress to the quarter-finals.

The Pick: Nordavind to win (-120 @PINNACLE)

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