IEM Katowice Betting 2023: Group Stage Predictions

Posted on February 4, 2023 - Last Updated on February 6, 2023

The stage is set for the 16 best CSGO teams. This edition of IEM Katowice is bringing a lot of interesting matches to start with, which means there is money to be made while betting on this event. In this piece, we will discuss the safest IEM Katowice predictions for the opening matches, so do not miss out.

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IEM Katowice Group Stage Predictions

Vitality vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas

We believe that this is going to be a very one-sided affair between Vitality and NIP. Here are a couple of facts. At the time of writing, Vitality is sitting on three straight victories, and they looked really good in all of those matches.

Contrary to that, Ninjas in Pyjamas won two and lost two in the last four played. To be honest, the games they won could have easily gone the other way around, and the competition was not as fierce as the one Vitality played against.

In our opinion, Vitality has an edge in the map pool department. They are for sure big favourites on both Inferno and Vertigo. Moreover, we also favor them on both Anubis and Nuke in this bout. The only map where we would give a small edge to Ninjas in Pyjamas is Mirage.

All in all, this should be a one-way street for Vitality. The fact is, they are much better individually, and the team play they bring to the table is off the charts. Contrary to that, Ninjas in Pyjamas are fielding k0nfig for this event, and there are going be some serious synergy problems. The smart money is definitely on Vitality in this one. If you want to watch IEM Katowice, this match starts at 16:00 CET.

  • Prediction: Vitality to win
  • Odds: 1.40
  • Betting Site: Luckbox


There is nothing better than finding a good bet in a coin-flip match, right? OG and MOUZ share the same win-lose ratio in the last three bouts. We can say that both teams are in solid shape, with two victories and one defeat.

Due to the fact that IEM Katowice betting revolves around the best of three series now, map pool and strategy around it is a priority for both teams. On one side, OG will look to capitalize on Inferno and Overpass. However, MOUZ will have their chances on either Mirage or Ancient.

The fact is, both teams will get a comfortable pick for themselves hence why we are going to avoid the match-winner bet in this one. The realistic chance is that we will see all three maps played, and the odds are more than rewarding.

  • Prediction: Total Maps Played – Over 2.5
  • Odds: 1.90
  • Betting Site: Luckbox

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