We break down two of today's matches in the BLAST Global Final, including a spicy matchup between the two best teams in the world, Vitality and Astralis.
Over 2.5 Maps (1.89)
Astralis and Vitality are clearly the two best teams in the world right now, and we get a spicy one as they are set to fight it out for a spot in the finals. These two teams have been very closely matched in recent history, with four out of the last five BO3s going all three maps, and five out of the last eight in 2020. With this in mind, the over seems like the most reasonable play in this match.
Liquid Map 1 (2.04)
Liquid are set to take on NaVi in what will be a rematch from the group stage where Liquid came out on top with a 2-0 win. NaVi looked incredibly dodgy in that match and they have looked a bit dodgy pretty much the entire event. Liquid picked Inferno against NaVi the last time around, and they breezed through to a comfortable 16-4 victory on this map. B1T has looked a bit questionable on Inferno so far for NaVi, and he isn’t close to the type of difference maker that say, Nivera is for Vitality on that map. For that reason, I really like Liquid’s chances of winning this map if we see it at some point in the match. I assume that it will be the first map of the series unless the seeding has changed. I would recommend keeping an eye on the match ticker on HLTV since it usually gives you an idea which map will be played first. If it is Inferno, betting on Liquid to win the first map at plus money is going to be a solid play.