Prediction for the match with Astralis and Extra Salt in group "B" at DreamHack Masters Spring 2021. Debut for the Danish team without the main star - device.
Astralis - it will be very interesting to watch their roster without device. On April 13, they had their last official match with OG, where they lost and were eliminated from the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021. There were many rumors that Xyp9x does not train with Astralis, but he is announced in the main lineup, and Bubzkji will play instead of device. Astralis keep banning and not playing: Mirage and Train.
Inferno (0 wins - 1 loss)
Dust 2 (0 wins - 1 loss)
Inferno (opponent's pick): lost to OG with a score of 7:16 (5 in defense, 2 in attack)
Dust 2 (own pick): lost to OG with a score of 17:19 (10 in attack, 7 in defense)
Extra Salt - they played amazingly at the recent FunSpark ULTI 2020 tournament, where they lost to BIG with a 2:3 map score in the toughest final. They rate with their maps: Train and Overpass, and banned: Mirage. The team is very energized to play and succeed. For example, the next day they played Spring Sweet Spring 1 and beat Copenhagen Flames.
Train (1 win - 1 loss)
Dust 2 (1 win - 0 lose)
Overpass (1 win - 1 loss)
Vertigo (0 wins - 2 losses)
Dust 2 (opponent's pick): defeated BIG with a score of 16:14 (11 in attack, 5 in defense)
Vertigo (opponent's pick): lost to BIG with a score of 14:16 (10 in defense, 4 in attack)
Vertigo (opponent's pick): lost to Copenhagen Flames with a score of 8:16 (5 in defense, 3 in attack)
Train (own pick): lost to BIG with a score of 13:16 (8 in attack, 5 in defense)
Train (own pick): defeated Copenhagen Flames with a score of 16:8 (9 in attack, 7 in defense)
Overpass (own pick): lost to BIG with a score of 14:16 (6 in attack, 8 in defense)
Overpass (decider): defeated Copenhagen Flames with a score of 16:14 (9 in defense, 7 in attack)
Mirage (2 times in recent matches)
Match prediction: Astralis vs. Extra Salt in DreamHack Masters Spring 2021
Despite the changes in the composition, Astralis is the favorite according to the bookmakers, the odds on them are 1.552, on Extra Salt - 2.368. A lot will change without the device, hardly any of the current players will be able to adequately replace the Danish sniper. Extra Salt is incredibly motivated and charged to win.
The format of the match is best of 1, anything can happen, since the odds is 2.368 on Extra Salt, you should believe it on them.