Evil Geniuses vs. FURIA Betting Preview – Thursday, September 24th, 2020

| September 23, 2020 11:59 pm PDT

It’s time to settle the Upper Bracket Final in the North American Division at the ESL Pro League 12 and what a spectacle it promises to be.

The two best-performing teams so far Evil Geniuses and FURIA will go head-to-head for a chance to get a one round advantage in the Grand Final.

The Brazilians bested their opponents in the group stage but the stakes are higher now and Evil Geniuses will surely be looking to exact their revenge.

In this post, I try to help you out with the betting angle by looking at the current prices for the tie and sharing an in-depth analysis of how both organizations have been performing so far.

You will find my Evil Geniuses vs. FURIA free betting pick in the end, so don’t go anywhere!

Evil Geniuses vs. FURIA Odds

The odds below are taken from BetOnline. Here is what you can bet on at their sportsbook:

Match Winner

Evil Geniuses -179
FURIA +138

Map Advantage

Evil Geniuses (-1.5) +161
FURIA (+1.5) -208

Total Maps Played

Over 2.5 +112
Under 2.5 -143

Despite falling to FURIA the last time around, Evil Geniuses are still considered as the favorite by all of the best CS:GO betting sites.

So, should you bank on EG at this price?

I share my view on where the betting value truly lies but first, let’s check out how both these teams have been faring lately.

Evil Geniuses Analysis

After winning three tournaments in a row, The Geniuses were the big favorites to make the final once again and so far they haven’t disappointed.

The only hiccup has been a loss against FURIA but overall, the team is looking quite solid and managed to top the group.

The real test begins now and given how CeRq, Brehze, and Ethan have been performing, it’s no surprise that the betting sites are giving a big advantage to the team for this upcoming tie.

FURIA Analysis

The Brazilians missed their chance to go top of the group after surprising defeats against Chaos Esports and 100 Thieves in the last two rounds.

Despite the disappointment, the players have shown up for the big games as evidenced by their clean sweeps against fierce rivals Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses.

FURIA usually find a higher gear in the playoffs, so they will more than fancy their chances here given the last performance they were able to stage against EG.

Evil Geniuses vs. FURIA Prediction and Pick  

With Evil Geniuses’ usual banning of Overpass, FURIA will get a chance to pick Nuke where they have been quite dangerous in recent months.

EG is definitely the more consistent team but they were outplayed by the Brazilians the last time around and this tie won’t be an easy outing for them.

FURIA’s losses against 100 Thieves and Chaos came at the right time and I don’t expect captain arT and his teammates to repeat the same mistakes here now that a one round advantage in the Grand Final is up for grabs.

Both organizations should be locked in and considering the stakes, this has the making of a very tight encounter.

That is why I’m reluctant to pick out a winner and will instead go for a three-round tie.

BetOnline’s odds for the Over 2.5 market give you terrific value and that would be my final pick.

Pick
  • Over 2.5
    +112
Elias Wagner

Elias Wagner has been a soccer fan since he was a young boy. He still has a huge passion for the sport itself as well as betting on it and writing about it.

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