The IEM Fall 2021 Europe will continue on Friday with another packed schedule of matches. Here are two handpicked games with predictions for you to consider on Picklebet.
Natus Vincere (1.35)
Na Vi are the world’s best CS:GO team. It is more likely than unlikely that they will cruise to a comfortable win, even if it’s a best of one. Na Vi have also been in sensational form, winning their last 11 matches on the bounce. From a skill standpoint, Team Spirit are no match for this Na Vi team, even though they are No. 15 in the world. S1mple and the rest of Na Vi’s team will be too strong for Team Spirit in this one. They even edge the head-to-head, having won 8 of 12 maps against Spirit so far.
S1mple has been in astounding recent form and has single-handedly carried Na Vi back to No. 1 in the world. He has registered an average of 0.88 kills and 0.59 deaths per round in the last three months of CS:GO action with a KAST of 76.7%. Electronic has managed 0.72 kills per round in that same time period, with an ADR of 80.2. Perfecto and B1T have all chipped in with well over 0.60 kills per round.
Ninjas in Pyjamas (1.38)
Ninjas in Pyjamas have made some strong personnel changes, including the acquisition of Device. A run of good form has pushed them up to No. 7 in the CS:GO rankings, which has resulted in quite a discernible rankings mismatch considering Skade are No. 22 in the world. While these two teams have not played each other previously, NiP have won four games on the bounce, including a 16-4 victory against Fiend in their previous game.
Device is one of the best long-range proponents in professional CS:GO. He has registered 0.72 kills per round along with 0.61 deaths in the last three months of action. Rez and Hampus have both chipped in with over 0.70 kills per round in that same time period. There is enough all-round production to ensure that NiP will be too strong for Skade in this match, irrespective of choice of map.