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TEAM LIQUID VS EVIL GENIUSES CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CSGO Betting Odds: Liquid -151.52 at BetOnline | EG +126 at BetOnline
CSGO Betting Lines: Liquid -1.5 at +171 | EG +1.5 at -232.56
When: April 3, 2020 at 14:25 CET
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

TEAM LIQUID VS EVIL GENIUSES ESL PRO LEAGUE SEASON 11 BETTING PREVIEW

Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses are slated to clash this Friday on the final day of ESL Pro League Season 11 North America regular season.

Since they lifted the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 trophy and went the distance at BLAST Pro Series: Los Angeles back in July 2019, Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella and his crew have entered a tough period. Liquid’s poor results from the final months of 2019 have stretched to March 2020, as they failed to make any serious noise in the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season and later ended their IEM Katowice journey in the quarter-finals.

Despite their struggles, Liquid entered ESL Pro League Season 11 North America as the team to beat. They have thrown up some mixed results, however, defeating MiBR (2-0) and 100 Thieves (2-0) but falling short against Swole Patrol (0-2) and FURIA (1-2).

Those outcomes create more questions than answers. The one match that stands out is Liquid’s 0-2 loss to Swole Patrol, which is not something we expected to see from the no.6 team in the CS:GO esports world rankings. In their defence, online matches are often unpredictable and Jake “Stewie2K” Yip clearly had an off day.

Evil Geniuses have enjoyed a solid stretch since returning to the CS:GO competitive scene in September 2019, but it seems like the ex-NRG squad have run out of steam. They have participated at two events in 2020, finishing seventh-ninth at the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season and ninth-12th at the Intel Extreme Masters XIV World Championship.

That poor form is reflected in EG’s ESL Pro League results. In Week 1 they suffered a reverse-sweep at the hands of 100 Thieves, to which they added a shaky display against Swole Patrol on Monday. Although Evil Geniuses defeated Ryan “freakazoid” Abadir and co. by a 2-0 scoreline, they still struggled to keep Swole Patrol at bay on Vertigo (16-14).

TEAM LIQUID VS EVIL GENIUSES ESL PRO LEAGUE SEASON 11 BETTING PREDICTIONS

Both these teams put up questionable performances against Swole Patrol, the lowest-ranked team in the division. While Liquid did end up losing that bout, they also defeated 100 Thieves – something Evil Geniuses could not do.

Liquid have looked the stronger side so far this tournament, so esports bookmakers are right to price nitr0’s squad as the favourites. Having said that, their inconsistency leads us to question whether they are capable of a clean sweep – especially in an online format, which tends to produce “coin-toss” fixtures.

Back Team Liquid to win, but also consider the overs on the 2.5-map handicap.

Team Liquid to win

-178.57
at
BetOnline

Over 2.5 maps

+108
at
BetOnline
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