Astralis vs Gambit – ESL One Cologne Day 2 Preview & Betting Predictions

Astralis and Gambit are matched up against each other in the Groups Stage of the Cologne Major to be held on the 6th of July 2016 at 12:15 CEST


Astralis despite their struggles in the mid game against Dignitas should be able to win this match against Gambit. The only exception I really see is on Cobblestone ( which is one of the best maps for Gambit while being the worst map for Astralis). The Danish side has gone back to Karrigan AWPing while Device is sticking to the rifle. This definitely helps the fragging capability of the team as IMO device is much more influential with the rifle. This probably has more to do with Karrigan being not as useful with the rifle as he is with the AWP.

Gambit had a decent match against CLG. They were however facing off against a depleted CLG side with no JDM and an underperforming Koosta + Tarik combo. The fact that they barely managed a 16-13 win over CLG. Astralis level is way above CLG.

This match is simply two opponents who are of different skill groups. Astralis is the superior team by a margin here

The Prediction : 70%-30% Astralis

The Bet : High on Astralis.