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Team Liquid vs SAW Tips & Odds - BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024

06 Mar 2024
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Tit Krajnik 06 Mar 2024
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  • Team Liquid vs SAW Counter-Strike betting predictions for Thursday, March 7, 2024, in the opening round of BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024 (15:15 CET)
  • SAW are priced as underdogs
  • Team Liquid are in shaky form
Team Liquid
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Team Liquid vs SAW Predictions


Team Liquid and SAW will lock horns on Thursday, March 7, in the opening round of BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024. It’ll mark their first meeting of the year and according to the esports betting odds, Team Liquid should win.
  • Team Liquid vs SAW Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Team Liquid Form
  • Team Liquid Squad & Team News
  • SAW Form
  • SAW Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Team Liquid priced as 1.57 favourites to defeat SAW, who are 2.25 underdogs for the upcoming series. Considering SAW aren’t recognised as one of the best teams in Europe, this isn’t too surprising, however, Liquid haven’t shown much recently.

  • Team Liquid recently crashed out of Americas RMR
  • SAW are 8-2 across their last 10 series
  • Liquid are higher rated than SAW on the global CS ladder

Head to Head


SAW and Team Liquid have yet to meet this season.

Team Liquid Form


Team Liquid are ranked no. 21 on the global Counter-Strike standings, which is respectable, but it also shows that they’re not exactly a top-tier team. This is fair, considering Liquid haven’t looked great over the last couple of months.

Since the turn of the year, Team Liquid have attended just one tournament - BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024, where they placed seventh-eighth. Since then, they’ve successfully made it through IEM Chengdu NA qualifiers but also crashed out of Americas RMR last week.

At the RMR, Liquid lost against FURIA and Complexity and beat BESTIA and BOSS, which isn’t too exciting. And even before that, Liquid have only looked good when faced with weaker opponents.

Team Liquid Squad & Team News


Team Liquid have not announced any roster changes.

  • Keith "NAF" Markovic
  • Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis
  • Felipe "skullz" Medeiros
  • Casper "cadiaN" Møller
  • Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken

SAW Form


SAW are ranked no.24 in the world, which is slightly below Team Liquid, and like Team Liquid, SAW have not shown anything exceptional recently.

Unlike Liquid, SAW will attend the PGL Major Copenhagen after finishing the European RMR A in sixth-eighth place. There they lost to 9Pandas and Virtus.pro, but defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas, ENTERPRISE, and Fnatic. Besides attending the RMR, SAW also won RTP Arena Cup 2024 at the start of February and are 8-2 over their last 10 games.

However, even though SAW are in good form, they’ve mostly been playing weaker teams, so it’s tough to say how they’ll do on Thursday.

SAW Squad & Team News


No recent changes for SAW.

  • Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes
  • Ricardo "rmn" Oliveira
  • Michel "ewjerkz" Magalhães
  • João "story" Vieira
  • Rafael "arrozdoce" Win

Verdict

Team Liquid field better players and should be priced as favourites for this match, but at 1.57 they’re too pricey, considering their shaky form. It is possible that Liquid wake up and show what they’re capable of at BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024, but they first have to show something before we can start believing in them.

SAW also have a lot to prove, as they’ve only been winning series against lower-rated squads over the last month, but they were dominant in most of their wins, so at least SAW are in good form.

Unless Team Liquid find some stability, this should be a very close game.

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