VP vs Astralis are matched up against each other in the group stage match of the IEM Katowice to be held on the 3rd of March 2016 at 12:20 CET
Virtus Pro have been very lacklustre in their group stage matches of the ESL League winning 1 out of 8 matches, putting them out of contention for the tournament. However Virtus Pro are known to be a team that plays according to the tournament / league that they are playing in. The team definitely has the potential to defeat Astralis. They have done so in the past and the map pool of the teams is sort of similar except on Dust2 and Cobblestone.
Astralis are not as dominant as they used to be towards the end of 2015 however they are still a top three team. Astralis rely on their strats along with a rejuvenated Terrorist side of the team. However they are a team that has been known to choke and they have not had the best of results against VP. There have been several instances where the two teams went really close in their matches against each other, especially on Mirage.
The Prediction : 60%-40% Astralis
The Bet : Low on VP