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May 25th, 2021

Predict for the match NAVI vs Akuma: EPIC League CIS 2021

Prediction for the match: Natus Vincere vs Akuma in the EPIC League CIS 2021 playoffs. NAVI are clear favorites, 5.55 on Akuma shouldn't be missed?

Natus Vincere - for the tournament they only have a 0:2 defeat to Entropiq, but victories over Gambit Esports, bankaPEPSI and GROND. They went unbeaten on Dust 2, Mirage and Train, but lost on Nuke and Overpass. As always, Vertigo is banned.

Map statistics

Dust 2 (3 wins - 0 losses)
Mirage (1 win - 0 losses)
Train (2 wins - 0 losses)
Nuke (0 wins - 1 loss)
Overpass (0 wins - 1 loss)

Playing

Dust 2 (own pick): beat GROND with a score of 16:10
Dust 2 (own pick): beat Gambit with a score of 16:14
Dust 2 (own pick): beat bankaPEPSI with a score of 16:12
Nuke (own pick): lost to Entropiq with a score of 8:16

Mirage (opponent's pick): defeated GROND with a score of 16:3
Train (opponent's pick): defeated Gambit with a score of 16:10
Train (opponent's pick): defeated bankaPEPSI with a score of 16:11
Overpass (opponent's pick): lost to Entropiq with a score of 17:19

Banned

Vertigo (4 times in recent matches)
Train
Inferno
Dust 2
Overpass

Akuma - they managed to outplay K23, GROND and 1WIN, but lost to Gambit Esports. They rate with their Mirage map, they play cool there, made a fight against Gambits, but lost at 23:25, there are problems with Vertigo. Try to ban Overpass.

Played by Akuma: Psycho, Sergiz, SENSEi, j3kie, DemQQ

Map statistics

Vertigo (1 win - 1 loss)
Dust 2 (2 wins - 0 losses)
Overpass (1 win - 0 lose)
Mirage (2 wins - 1 loss)

Playing

Vertigo (own pick): beat K23 with a score of 16:12
Mirage (own pick): defeated 1WIN with a score of 16:5
Mirage (own pick): defeated GROND with a score of 16:9
Mirage (own pick): lost to Gambit Esports with a score of 23:25

Dust 2 (opponent's pick): defeated K23 with a score of 16:13
Dust 2 (opponent's pick): beat GROND with a score of 16:10
Overpass (opponent's pick): defeated 1WIN with a score of 16:12
Vertigo (opponent's pick): lost to Gambit Esports with a score of 4:16

Banned

Inferno
Overpass (3 times in recent matches)
Nuke
Dust 2
Vertigo
Train

Match prediction: Natus Vincere vs Akuma in the EPIC League CIS 2021

Akuma showed themselves very cool, but, most likely, this is against the background of not particularly strong rivals. I wonder if NAVI will be ready to play Mirage with Akuma, or will they focus on Vertigo or Train.

Bookmakers give odds of 1.13 on Natus Vincere and 5.55 on Akuma. Objectively, NAVI should close 2:0 here, but I would like to flood a little behind Akuma - the 5.55 odds should not be missed.

Prediction: Akuma will unexpectedly outplay NAVI at EPIC League CIS 2021 - odds 5.55