Well, this matchup ended pretty rapidly the last time they played with RA beating Liquid 2:0, 16:11 on Inferno and 16:3 on Overpass. Overall played great that time and we definitely think that Liquid will come into this with a better gameplan than the previous matchup. However, we can't really disregard Rare Atoms Inferno first off beat TL on it though never get to pick it against Ence as Ence veto'd it. Picked it once again against NaVi and then beat NaVi on it after OT. So overall we can't really justify the current odds on RA on it with 2.65 odds which is insane. By all means, Liquid is the better team. But they haven't looked on point at all and now knowing that they've been practicing from NA servers as well we just feel like their practice ahead of this isn't the best and after RA's most recent performance against Liquid in their first game but also against NaVi on Inferno we just feel like they will have no respect at all against Liquid on Inferno and will definitely come out swinging.
The map veto we're expecting is the following:
RA veto Anubis
Liquid veto Vertigo
RA pick Inf
Liquid pick Mirage
RA veto Ancient
Liquid veto Nuke
Liquid should be favorites and most likely will come out victorious on map 2. Just that the current odds can't be justified at this stage after Liquids performance so far.
So with that being said we have to take advantage of the current odds as we're definitely impressed by RA so far but also historically their Inferno is just so much better than Liquids. Even though Liquid is the better team on paper.
However, as much as we believe RA will most likely beat Liquid on it we reckon that it will be a rather even matchup as well.
Which is why OUR betting prediction here will be: