Liquid vs. fnatic Tip, preliminary prediction and a forecast – ESL Pro League Season 13 CS:GO
Fnatic back at S-Tier events after long break
On the first matchday of group D Liquid and fnatic will face each other. Both teams had a relatively long break since the last S-Tier event and especially fnatic was not really represented on the big stage in the new year. In addition to the two teams, Astralis, Virtus.Pro, Evil Geniuses and Endpoint will also be playing in Group D.
Author's tip: Liquid wins
Table of Content
With Gambit, FURIA and NAVI three more teams qualified for the playoffs on yesterday's, last matchday of group C. In total, 12 teams will make it to the playoffs and compete for the 750,000 USD prize money and the ESL Pro League S.13 title.
Date and provider
The match between Liquid and fnatic will take place on 25.03.2021 live at 3:30pm (CET). As usual, ESL and 99Damage will provide English and German streams.
Liquid - Latest performance & results
The first appearances of the team after the new signing of FalleN were satisfying all in all. After long-term player Twistzz had to leave the team, the Brazilian was signed as IGL and main-AWP and has since taken over the role of announcer together with Stewie2K. The last tournament at DreamHack Open March: NA was a disaster and Liquid was eliminated as a 3-4 place finisher against PaiN Gaming. Nevertheless, the odds favor Liquid in the duel with fnatic relatively clearly.
However, the first S-Tier events of the new year were solid and the start with a 4th place at the BLAST Global Final was successful. The team suffered a setback with a 7-9th place finish at the BLAST Premier Spring Groups and is therefore not represented at the finals for the time being. However, the performance at Liquid's last big tournament, the IEM Katowice, was quite good and ended with a 3-4th place and thus in the semifinals.
fnatic - Latest performance & results
The Swedish top team is the great unknown in the ESL Pro League. At the beginning of January, the team decided to kick out flusha and signed Jackinho. Since then, the team has only competed in two S-Tier events. While cs_summit 7 in January was promising and ended with a second place finish, fnatic was eliminated in the second match at IEM Katowice 2021, finishing the tournament in 21-24th place.
Fnatic is thus difficult to assess in the ESL Pro League. The Swedish top team had a lot of time to prepare for the tasks and matches and to get used to the new lineup. The team's last official appearance was a 13:16 loss at the DreamHack Masters Spring Qualifiers against GROND. Disappointing.
Liquid vs. fnatic - Map-Veto prediction
Train and Nuke are conceivable bans. Between Liquid and fnatic, the tip regarding the maps is Mirage and Overpass, but could differ strongly due to the long breaks of both teams.
Liquid vs. fnatic - Prediction
Both teams are currently difficult to assess and lost their last games about a month ago against tier-2 teams. All in all, however, we think the North Americans are stronger, which means that between Liquid and fnatic, the tip is on the favorite. As a bet we see 7 units at odds in the amount of 1.55 for appropriate.
The author estimated the odds at 50/100 and the tip is therefore at medium risk. Please always keep in mind that sports betting is not a money-making business, but should remain entertainment. Only bet with money that you are capable of losing. Through our preliminary reports we offer you a detailed summary and analysis of the latest events and try to increase your chance of winning - information is key.
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