BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 continues with the second round of the group stage on Thursday, November 23, when the winners of the first round will clash for a direct bye to the quarter-finals, and the losers square off to keep their chances to reach the knockout stage alive.
BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 Round 2 Picks
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Natus Vincere
Both teams opened their BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 campaign with a loss. Natus Vincere lost a close 1-2 against Cloud9, while Ninjas in Pyjamas were completely outclassed by the current #1 team in the world, FaZe Clan.
NiP are coming into the second match of BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 priced as the underdogs at 3.00 (Pinnacle), which definitely underrates them a little. Yes, Ninjas in Pyjamas have their problems – which they had even before the roster changes – but you can’t really base everything on one game, especially considering they were up against a team that has won 16 games in a row.
NaVi are the most likely victors of this match as they are the better team, but with these odds, there is no value in backing them. Even though Natus Vincere look stronger, there are some question marks above this team, especially if Mihai ‘iM’ Ivan doesn’t step up a little and if Valeriy ‘b1t’ Vakhovskiy has another off day.
But at the same time, if Ihor ‘w0nderful’ Zhdanov can nearly get you the win over Cloud9, he can probably get you a win over NiP.
At these odds, you have to go with the Ninjas. Bet the Ninjas to at least get one map at 1.60.
- Betting Tip: Ninjas in Pyjamas +1.50 maps, 1.60 at Pinnacle – 0.75 Units
FaZe Clan vs Cloud9
There is no denying that the Faze Clan are on fire. Winning 16 games in a row is amazing. Yes, we are in a new game, but considering there are rumours about Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken leaving, and this could be a dead team walking, these results are nothing short of amazing.
They decimated Ninjas in Pyjamas (2-0) without any real issues in the first round of BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, 13-6 on Vertigo and 13-9 on Nuke. They were up against a team with a lot of issues, but a win is a win. Now, they are up against C9.
Cloud9 managed to win 2-1 against Natus Vincere in a somewhat close game. They won 13-11 on NaVi’s map pick, Anubis, and lost 9-13 on Ancient.
The last map, Inferno, was pretty straightforward for them, winning 13-9 after being up 12-4. Denis ‘electroNic’ Sharipov was their MVP, with 62 frags and a 1.44 HLTV rating.
FaZe enter the second round of BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 priced as the favourites, which is not surprising. They are on fire and are the better team. C9 have changed their IGL recently and have not looked as stable as they should against NaVi today.
Bet on FaZe to make it 17 in a row!
- Betting Tip: FaZe Clan to win, 1.529 at Pinnacle – 1 Unit
Heroic vs Astralis
Heroic were outclassed by Vitality in round one of BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, 13-6 on Nuke and 13-9 on Inferno. But at the same time, it is hard to play against a team that has three players on their roster who can single-handedly win you the game.
Heroic are also dealing with a lot of internal issues, and if you are interested in what is going on, check the video below.
As for Astralis, they lost 0-2 against Complexity, 9-13 on Ancient and 12-16 on Overpass. It was a fairly competitive game that should have probably gone to the third map, but they somehow bottled up a 12-2 lead on Overpass and earned a loss in thier BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 opener.
There is always some hype when you are up for a Danish Derby, but this time around, we are in for a match between two dead teams. Just a couple of months ago, I would be all over Heroic here, but this time around is hard to look past Astralis.
Astralis to win at 1.746 is the best value bet for today!
- Betting Tip: Astralis to win, 1.746 at Pinnacle – 1.5 Units
Team Vitality vs Complexity
Team Vitality made it look easy against Heroic in the opening game of BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, 13-6 on Nuke and 13-9 on Inferno. Lotan ‘Spinx’ Giladi was of fire, 48 frags and a HLTV rating of 1.79. Granted, they were playing against a dead team with a lot of off-the-server drama, but a win is a win.
As for Complexity, they are coming off a 2-0 win over Astralis. They won 13-9 on Ancient and 16-12 on Overpass. They were a little lucky on the second map, as they were down 2-12, but produced an amazing comeback, so they should enter this game high on morale!
We are already on Vitality to win BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 Group B at 2.75, so if you really need a bet, I recommend going with a small bet on Complexity to produce an upset.
- Betting Tip: Complexity to win, 2.53 at Pinnacle – 0.50 Units