Team Liquid vs. Cloud9 – Friday, September 18th, 2020
American organizations Team Liquid and Cloud9 will be battling it out yet again as they face each other in the fourth round of the ESL Pro League 12.
Liquid holds a massive advantage over their opponents but recent meetings between the two have shown that the Cloud boys should not be underestimated.
Can we expect JT and his crew to put up another fight here?
To answer that question, I go over the team’s most recent performances and news surrounding both camps.
My Team Liquid vs. Cloud9 free betting pick can be found in the end, but first, let’s take a look at what the esports betting sites are offering for the matchup.
Team Liquid vs. Cloud9 Odds
I’ve chosen BetOnline for this latest bout between the two teams and here is what you can wager on:
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Given the circumstances, I’m not surprised to see Cloud9 priced at +252.
But is going for the high odds worth a shot here?
Let’s get a sense of how both teams have been faring lately and proceed to my prediction afterward.
Team Liquid Analysis
Liquid hasn’t been able to add to their trophy cabinet since appointing Moses as coach and bringing in talented rifler Grim, however, they have certainly improved.
There have been a few hiccups along the way such as the heavy loss to FURIA in the last round but the team is playing well against lower-ranked opposition since the changes and they haven’t been caught by surprise so far in the new season.
I expect another stable performance from Stewie2K, EliGe, Twistzz, and NAF here and even with Grim’s drop in form lately, this should be enough to secure another win for Liquid.
The days of this current Cloud9 roster are numbered as the organization confirmed that they are officially restructuring the team and have already named their new manager and in-game leader.
Experienced Brits HenryG and ALEX will be taking on these responsibilities and we’re yet to see which players will be rounding off the new-look roster.
For this current group, the only thing left is to finish the ESL Pro League on a high and despite they have been blamed for choking more than a few times, these players have shown that they can beat anyone when the pressure is off.
They practically have nothing to lose here which is where JT and this group are at their most dangerous.
Team Liquid vs. Cloud9 Pick and Prediction
There’s no denying the fact that Liquid is in far better shape but we’ve seen this Cloud9 roster come up with the goods countless times when they are the firm underdogs.
They didn’t manage to achieve anything of note since banding together but they still possess quality and regularly find a higher gear when the spotlight is not on them.
Liquid should still edge this but given how Cloud9 was able to stay in the game in recent outings on Overpass and Nuke, I feel they will be able to clinch a map here.
The odds of +135 for the Over 2.5 market are looking quite solid so that’s where I’m putting my money.
I have lined up an additional two CS:GO predictions for the day’s ESL Pro League matchups so be sure to have a look at them as well: