Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Williams Predictions and Pick – Sat, Feb. 5
Chris Eubank Jr. will cross over the Welsh border to meet a very game Liam Williams this Saturday, February 5.
I’ll be making predictions for Eubank vs. Williams in this preview of the fight, as well as providing a few betting tips to ponder over. With little to separate the pair on paper, I’ll also be looking at who brings what to the table and using that information to support my picks.
The odds for the fight have Eubank (31-2, 23 KOs) as a moderate favorite in this all-British rivalry. Both men have seen the fight postponed twice already, so will be kept in cotton wool before the first bell at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff this Saturday.
We’ll get to my predictions and betting picks for Eubank vs. Williams. First, let’s have a gander at the odds.
Latest Odds for Eubank vs. Williams
The odds below come courtesy of the Betway sportsbook. If you’re looking for more Eubank vs. Williams odds, they have some solid props, too.
- Eubank to Win -334
- Williams to Win +220
So, to the pressing matters at hand. The odds for Eubank vs. Williams present you with two options. Which way to go?
Eubank’s odds to beat Williams this Saturday come in at -334 on the moneyline, which is 30/100 for those who prefer fractional prices. The “Next Gen” opened at -310 back in November, but his odds shortened to -280 at one point.
Williams’ odds to win against Eubank are +220, which is 12/5 for those who use the fractional format.
The Welshman (23-3-1, 18 KOs) is deemed to be at a disadvantage heading into this fight, according to the oddsmakers.
Although not as much of a star name on the British boxing scene, Williams has a loyal fanbase among his fellow countrymen, and that home advantage could give him the boost he needs to pull off a shock in Cardiff.
Eubank vs. Williams Predictions
- Predicted Winner: Chris Eubank Jr.
- Predicted Method of Victory: Unanimous Decision
While I wouldn’t rule out an upset here, Eubank should have the ascendency by the final bell.
My predictions for Eubank vs. Williams are a win for the Englishman, who will more than likely see a few plastic cups thrown his way when the results are declared.
Although I am often wary when it comes to betting on the specific way boxing matches will end on points, I’m predicting a clear-cut win of around 8 to 4 in favor of Eubank.
More on that later. First, let’s dive into the best betting picks for the Eubank vs. Williams fight.
Betting Tips for Eubank vs. Williams
Here are my top betting picks for the Eubank vs. Williams fight.
- Fight to End Over 10.5 Rounds -162
- Eubank wins by Decision +170
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I’m sticking with the two bets above, however. I see little point in backing either man for the stoppage, given the combination of Eubank’s lack of finishing power against high-level middleweights and Williams’ solid chin.
The latter will be performing on home soil, against the “enemy” from across the border no doubt, which should also keep him grinding away.
Again, I’m not completely ruling out a late stoppage for Eubank. But as we saw with Williams against WBO champ Demetrius Andrade last year, “The Machine” is a tough guy to dance with.
Why Eubank will Beat Williams
I’ve never bought into the Eubank hype. Despite being a huge fan of his father as a kid, I think both things can be exclusive.
Although he exhibits fast hands and some flashy combinations, Next Gen has ultimately paid the price at this stage of his career for not working with solid coaches. Some of the fundamentals are just not there, which will more than likely mean that he will fail to attain a recognized world title in his career.
At this stage, Eubank — trained by another of my favorite former fighters in Roy Jones Jr. — is a much-improved fighter. But one thing that cannot be taught is natural power, and it’s clear that he doesn’t have that devastatingly dangerous pop to his shots.
What does this mean for my betting tips for Eubank vs. Williams? Well, for a start, it indicates that this fight will more than likely make the final bell. If you’re looking to bet on Eubank-Williams, the over 10.5 round bet (-162) is a good choice. Albeit, the conservative one.
Williams has only ever failed to make the distance once in a 27 fight career. That came against Liverpool’s Liam Smith back in 2017, following a head clash and in very controversial circumstances.
Breaking down his chances, I wouldn’t be shocked if he pulled it off. But Eubank’s energy and output are likely to cause the 29-year-old a lot of trouble. If he engages too much early on, he runs the risk of gassing in the latter rounds. But if he is not crisp, precise, and economic in the first quarter of the fight, he could see Eubank rack up an insurmountable lead on the scorecards.
Whatever happens, this should be an exciting fight between two guys that will come to fight. Side by side, you have to give the advantages to Eubank, who should be able to exhibit the flashier side of his game to the judges without running the risk of getting stopped.
More Boxing Matches to Bet on This Weekend of Feb 5. 2022
That’s a wrap for my predictions and betting tips for Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Williams.
I think Eubank should ultimately prevail in a top night for British boxing. The undercard of that bout features America’s own women’s pound-for-pound star Claressa Shields, as well as former Tyson Fury opponent, Otto Wallin.
You can bet on those fights, but be sure to check out our other top boxing matches to gamble on this February while you are at it.