Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid Pick – Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
A huge derby between top American sides Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid awaits us in the last round of the ESL Pro League 12 group stage.
Recent meetings between the two organizations have been tense affairs and this one promises to be no different with qualification for the playoff upper bracket at stake here.
I go over the latest odds for the tie and share an overview of the teams’ most recent performances to try and figure out what is the best way to approach the betting angle.
Be sure to stay until the end where you will find my Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid free betting pick.
Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid Odds
Let’s kick things off with the prices for the main betting markets:
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BetOnline’s sportsbook once again offers us some intriguing options and the odds are looking quite generous given the circumstances.
I now move on to my team analysis where you will find details about how both organizations have been faring in the tournament so far and then I wrap things up with my final prediction.
The Geniuses finally relinquished the unbelievable winning run that saw them clinch three titles in a row as they fell to Brazilians FURIA in the fourth round of the event.
It doesn’t look like they were rattled too much by the loss as they immediately bounced back with consecutive victories against Chaos Esports and Triumph.
They will more than fancy their chances here after overcoming Liquid in the ESL One: Cologne Grand Final thanks to a superb performance from main gunmen CeRq, Brehze, and Ethan.
The trio is once again firing on all cylinders in this current event and a lackluster performance against FURIA aside, they are all in the running for the MVP prize.
Despite losing two Grand Finals in a row, Liquid’s group has been solid in the ESL Pro League so far.
There are still a lot of things to iron out but the team has definitely improved since adding rifler Grim and long-time caster Moses as their coach.
They have only lost to FURIA in the group stage and have managed to control all four of their other fixtures coming up with decent wins against Gen.G, Cloud9, and 100 Thieves in particular.
Given how close they were to upsetting EG at the ESL One: Cologne event, I feel Stewie2k and his teammates will be confident they can put up another good performance here.
Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid Prediction and Pick
Both organizations lost to FURIA which means their chances of topping the group are quite slim but the winner will get the chance to start the playoffs from the upper bracket which means they will be going in hard here.
I feel Liquid will definitely fancy their chances to upset the odds especially after seeing how FURIA ended The Geniuses’ winning run.
It will be hard limiting CeRq and Brehze in particular, however, EliGE and Twistzz were more than a match for them in the last matchup, so if Liquid does show up, I expect another tight game.
All things considered, I feel EG will probably edge this one but the odds for them are a bit too short for my taste. The +101 price for a three-round game gives you a far better balance and that’s where the value lies for me.