Liquid vs. Spirit Preview & Prediction- Free 7/07 CS: GO

The rivals will clash in Group B upper bracket quarter-final in the IEM Cologne 2022 tournament this Thursday. Group winners advance to playoff semi-finals, while 2nd and 3rd placed teams go to the quarter-finals. The prize pool of this tournament adds up to $972,000. The upcoming match will be played in the best-of-three series.

Liquid Team Stats and Latest Results

Liquid is ranked #15 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 144 weeks. The team is currently on a 1-match losing streak and has won 5 out of its last 10 games. Considering the team’s performance in past events, they won the IEM Dallas 2022 North America Closed Qualifier, finished 6-8th at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Challengers Stage, 15-16th at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022, and 7-8th at the IEM Dallas 2022. Over the past 3 months, the team has attained a win rate of 54.5%.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an impressive win rate on Mirage (75.0%), Ancient (70.0%), Overpass (66.7%), and Vertigo (63.6%). On the other hand, the team failed to impress on Inferno (50.0%) and Dust2 (0.0%). Current team members consist of nitr0 (0.95 player rating), NAF (1.16), EliGE (1.16), oSee (1.10), and YEKINDAR (1.11).

Spirit Team Stats and Latest Results

Spirit is ranked #11 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 15 weeks. The Russian team is currently on a 2-match win streak and has managed 8 wins from its last 10 games. The team has been invited to the ongoing IEM Cologne 2022 tournament after their impressive display at the Play-In. Their last achievement was 3rd place in the 2022 PGL Major Antwerp tournament which ended on May 22, 2022, and was awarded $70,000. Meanwhile, Team Spirit has attained a win rate of 75.0% over the past 3 months.

Map performance over the past 3 months shows an impressive win rate on Overpass (100.0%), Ancient (87.5%), Nuke (80.0%), Dust2 (57.1%), and Vertigo (57.1%). On the other hand, they failed to impress on Mirage (50.0%). Their current line-up has magixx (1.05 player rating), chopper (1.01), s1ren (1.05), Patsi (1.08), and w0nderful (1.06).

Liquid vs. Spirit H2H Record

Head-to-head has 2 matches and both sides have won once. Their last encounter was at the group stage of the 2019 GGBet Cologne Invitational on June 15, 2019, and Liquid won with a score of 2:0.

Liquid vs. Spirit Betting Preview

Spirit is considered the favourite in this upcoming matchup. Nevertheless, Liquid has an advantage on 4 maps while they have shown better performance on 3 maps. Spirit has attained a higher win rate over the past 3 months. Each of the teams has its own strengths. In such a situation, we should expect an equal fight and at least three maps.

The Pick: Over 2.5 maps.

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