To be honest, I don’t think NiP does even know how they end up in The New Champions Stage. On the other hand, Astralis rolled past everyone and from the get-go it was evident that there was no stopping them. Ever since IEM Katowice 2019 started, Astralis has been the favorite to win the event.
Danes snatched victories against compLexity, Cloud9, and Renegades. No one came close to defeating Astralis, except Renegades and they were only able to edge out a single map. On the other hand, NiP had to brawl for their ticket to this Stage. However, they were quite successful in their run as they grabbed victories against the likes of NRG, HellRaisers and finally Vitality.
Logic is clear in this one. There is no way NiP is getting near Astralis in this one. Anything else but a 2-0 victory for Danes would be a huge surprise. Even though odds are not that high, this is free money if you ask me.
Betting tip / prediction: Correct Score, Astralis 2-0
Bookmaker: Betway Esports
Date: March 1st, 19:30 CEST