SKADE vs. Anonymo, Preview & Prediction - Free 4/5 CS:GO

SKADE is a firm favorite in this Best of 3 encounter when they face Anonymo in the Playoffs Round 1 of the Snow Sweet Snow 3 on Monday. If they justify the role of a favorite and advance to the quarter-finals, they will take on mousesports.

SKADE Team Stats and Latest Results

SKADE has been dominant at this tournament so far. First, they went through the qualification stage without dropping a single map in wins over FATE, ONYX, BLINK, LDLC, and Young Ninjas. The Bulgarian side had more troubles in the league phase, but managed to record all three victories after coming from behind against Anonymo, Winstrike, and Tricked. SKADE won each of the previous 15 matches.

When it comes to the maps in the last three months, SKADE was invincible on Overpass (played 11 times) and was strong on Train (80.0% win rate), Inferno (73.3%), and Mirage (72.7%), while they were below average only on Dust2 (41.7%). Since January 2021, SKADE is playing with the same lineup that appeared on 71 maps with a record of 50 wins and 21 losses. The team members are SHiPZ (1.22 rating), dennyslaw (1.13), Duplicate (1.05), Rainwaker (1.11), and oxygen (1.12).

Anonymo Team Stats and Latest Results

Anonymo received an invitation to join the league stage of the Snow Sweet Snow 3 and they nearly missed out on the playoffs after some bad displays early on. Namely, the Polish team needed a maximum of five games following a slow 1-2 start, but somehow they beat Sangal and Trident to make it. Interestingly, Anonymo responded in both games after losing the opening map, while they are the only playoff team with a negative round difference record from the league stage. Anonymo won eight of the last 12 games.

In the previous three months, Anonymo was undefeated on Vertigo (played six times) and played well on Train (72.7%), while they disappointed on Overpass (28.6%). Anonymo also assembled its squad in January this year and appeared on 43 maps with a record of 23 wins and 20 losses. The lineup is made of Snax (1.13), innocent (1.06), mynio (0.98), Kei (1.10), and Kylar (1.02).

SKADE vs. Anonymo H2H Record

These rivals have met twice so far, and SKADE won both encounters, including the most recent one earlier at this tournament.

SKADE vs. Anonymo Betting Preview

I am not going to write an extended analysis about this pick – I am backing SKADE to get a win. Considering how they are playing of late, I wouldn’t be surprised if they go all the way and win the tournament. Despite being in the company of better-ranked teams here in the playoffs, the Bulgarians have the quality and are in a red-hot form, so I don’t think they will have problems with Anonymo.

The Pick: SKADE to win (-161 @PINNACLE)

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