Prediction for match Astralis vs FunPlus Phoenix at IEM Summer 2021.
Astralis have not been the best team in the world for a long time and their game gets worse and worse with each tournament. The departure of device has clearly shaken team's confidence, primarily because of the uncertainty of who to entrust with sniper role. Problem of the AWP going from strength to strength is one that the Danes' opponents are taking advantage of. It's still not clear who has the sniper role most right now, but most often either Magisk or dupreeh do it. Astralis used to be considered team whose players, despite any score, remain calm. Now, however, after losing important rounds, they very often fall into a tilt. At the moment, team mostly plays Nuke and Overpass, where sometimes they cannot beat teams for which these maps are not strongest.
FunPlus Phoenix have transformed nicely with the arrival of emi and have started winning in a fairly short period. Only problem with new captain is his lack of confidence in shooting against tier-1 teams, but his interesting decisions override that disadvantage. Looking very good in the current realities is STYKO, who has risen a head above his mousesports-era game. FunPlus Phoenix always approach their preparation with responsibility, especially when Astralis play against them. Now from the weak maps of this team can be noted Dust 2, which they often try to avoid, which is likely to do in this game.
MATCH PREDICTION: ASTRALIS VS FUNPLUS PHOENIX
At the moment, it's hard to believe that current Astralis roster can show anything in this tournament. Perhaps there will be further reshuffles in the team, but again, it all depends on results in the next championships. FPX have clearly prepared well for this tournament, so they can be expected to win.
Astralis are favourites to win this game, with odds of 1.6 and 2.27 on FunPlus Phoenix. In this match, we recommend you bet on a FunPlus Phoenix win.
PREDICTION: FUNPLUS PHOENIX BEAT ASTRALIS - ODDS 2.27
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