The fourth quarterfinal in the European division of ESL One Cologne 2020 serves up a mouthwatering match in the shape of Astralis vs NIP.
The Astralis vs NIP live stream is set to start at 6.30pm CET on Friday August 28, with the winners due to face Team Vitality in the ESL One Cologne semifinal.
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Vitality defeated plucky outsiders Sprout 2-0 to end the Germans' unexpected run to the final eight on Thursday.
Astralis vs NIP predictions
So who will win Astralis vs NIP? Well, despite Astralis' patchy form in 2020 and the absence of Gla1ve, the Danes have looked imperious during ESL One Cologne schedule so far and are yet to drop a map, winning 2-0 against Fnatic and Astralis as they eased through group B.
NIP, on the other hand, bounced back from a 2-1 opening-match defeat by OG to beat Na'Vi and squeak through group A.
It's little surprise, then, that Astralis are strong favourites to beat NIP. The Danes are 1.47, while the Swedes are 2.68.
A 2-0 win for Astralis is 2.39, with 2-1 available at 3.30. NIP 2-0 is 5.00, meaning a winning €10 bet would return €50. Fans who fancy the Ninjas to win 2-1 can get odds of 4.33.
In the round advantage market for map one, Astralis -7.5 is 4.50, while NIP +2.5 is 1.85.
Fans who expect the match to be settled in two maps can get odds of 1.70, while the match to require three maps is 2.00.
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