As the opening round of the thrilling BLAST Premier Global Final event comes to a close, we’re slowly turning our attention towards the next day of the competition. The first two upper bracket semifinals are set to start in less than 24 hours from now. Vitality vs. Liquid predictions are what we’re here for; the first of two matchups that will decide one of two upper bracket finalists. The second matchup is Astralis vs. G2, a battle of EU giant that will leave everyone at the edges of their seats!
DAY 2 IS IN THE BAG 💥
And the Global Final Bracket is slowly filling out!
Our BLAST Premier Finals betting adventure is just about to start. Our opening day was plagued by a loss, but we did have a small(ish) win to cheer for too. Let’s hope tomorrow will bring forth another win that’ll put us right where we want to be ahead of the upper bracket finals!
Vitality vs. Liquid Betting Predictions
How should we approach this one? On one end we have the team that justified their role as the favorites coming into the opening-round match. On the other end, we have a team that, against all odds, defeated NaVi and took control of their own upper bracket destiny.
Vitality vs. Liquid betting predictions will be a tough cookie to crack. Both teams have more than enough motivation to remain in the upper bracket. Both have solid rosters, bot have more than decent map pools… the only thing that separates them is the sheer individual qualities ZywOo brings to the table.
I’m not saying eliGE and the company are individually inferior to all of Vitality; I’m just saying ZywOo might be the deciding factor in this one.
But, let’s not jump to any conclusions here and do our Vitality vs. Liquid picks one step at a time! First off, let’s see where exactly should you start betting on BLAST Premier Global Final matches!
Betting on CSGO in 2021 – Best CSGO Bookmakers
What are the best CSGO bookmakers in 2021? Well, the list has remained roughly the same as it was for last year, despite a solid influx of new bookmakers that made a push onto the esports betting scene. If you want a proper online betting experience on your favorite FPS, our best CSGO betting sites are where you should make your decision. You’re welcome!
Potential High-Value Special Bets
Don’t just look at this match and think about conventional match-winner betting options. There’s more to CSGO betting than that, trust me! While I don’t have any concrete suggestions as far as this match is concerned, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least learn about the different special bets.
CSGO is a complex first-person-shooter, a betting-friendly one for that matter! Esports bookies have started including all sorts of betting opportunities for CSGO not that long ago. It’s up to you to make the best out of them and squeeze the bookies dry!
ZywOo and the company are the favorites here. We all expect them to win; they themselves expect to win. They came into this event hoping they’ll win it. Some would say that they’re in it to win it. Jokes aside, Vitality might not be the heavy favorite to win this event, but they sure as heck have solid odds of hoisting the BLAST Premier Global Final trophy.
As for this particular match, not only does everyone expect them to remain in the upper bracket, but they’re also the heavy favorites too. There’s too much pressure on their shoulders, and I’m sure we all know how they played under pressure last year.
On the other end, Liquid had virtually no expectations coming into this event, but an amazing win against NaVi in the opening round has flipped all that upside down. They now have high hopes of achieving something awesome on FalleN’s debut event… though I still believe that’s too far of a stretch.
Vitality takes this section of our CSGO picks too since they’re the heavy favorites on more than a few maps. ZywOo and the boys will fancy their chances on Vertigo, Overpass, and Interno. Liquid, on the other hand, will feel comfortable on Nuke. Their stats support this claim, although pretty much everything else goes in favor of the Frenchmen.
Mind you, these two haven’t played a single head-to-head match last year. They did have several h2h matches in 2019, with plenty of success on both ends, which is why we won’t use these stats for our Vitality vs. Liquid betting predictions.
Roster Strengths and Weaknesses
What about individual expertise in both sets of players? Do any of them have the ability to singlehandedly decide this one? Well, I guess we’re supposed to address the elephant in the room here – ZywOo is the brilliant individual that ought to shape this match… one way or another.
He had a great outing against Complexity so I reckon we’ll see more of the same against Liquid too. The boys in blue ought to be a much tougher nut to crack than Complexity. FalleN seems to have adapted quickly, and the rest of the bunch look solid too. We’re in for a tough contest, that’s for sure… but a contest in which Vitality should emerge victorious!
Another straightforward bet here. Liquid had more than a fair share of brilliant moments against NaVi, but I just can’t see them repeating the same against Vitality. Not saying Vitality are necessarily stronger and superior to the best CIS team, I’m just doubting Liquid’s ability to string two massive upsets in a row.
That said, I’m going with a simple match-winner here. At -221, it’s a solid value for a single, but could be a hefty part of a three-match accumulator, if you’re into high-risk bets.
Pavo Jurkic has been in the esports betting industry since 2015, actively writing content related to this rapidly growing industry. A dedicated father by day and an avid gamer by night, Pavo Jurkic aims to bring you the freshest esports news and betting predictions. ...
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