EPL S18 Playoffs: Round of 12 Match Previews & Predictions

Posted on September 27, 2023

After the first day of ESL Pro League Season 18 playoffs in Malta, only 12 teams are left and still in with a chance to take the trophy home. Following in line with our previous ESL Pro League S18 betting preview, we’re here to take a closer look at possible outcomes and betting possibilities of ESL Pro League’s S18 Round of 12 matches.

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This preview utilizes odds supplied by one of the best CS:GO gambling sites around, GG.Bet. Odds are subject to change.

Complexity vs Monte (15:30 CEST, Sep. 27)

An unlikely matchup this deep into the competition, but it has to be said that both teams deserve to be here. Complexity looked very impressive in Group D after convincingly defeating 9INE and Cloud9, before falling short in the winners match to an in-form G2.

On the other hand, Monte weren’t so hot out the gates in their group, falling into the Last Chance bracket after suffering defeats to BIG and MIBR. Ultimately, the majority-Ukrainian roster managed to turn things around beating teams such as Heroic and Fnatic.

According to the sportsbooks, Complexity are a slight favourite coming into the match.

  • Predictions: Complexity (1-2) Monte
  • Odds: Complexity Outright Win (-125), Monte Outright Win (-101)
  • Betting site: GG.Bet

BIG vs Eternal Fire (15:30 CEST, Sep. 27)

ESL Pro League S18 Round of 12 Betting Predictions
Image: BIG via X (@BIGCLANgg)

Despite BIG falling short only to ENCE so far and coming second in their group, it is Eternal Fire that are the bookies’ favourites in this matchup.

The Turks have already beaten multiple established teams, including Cloud9, Liquid, and Astralis and look in mighty form to make a deep run at Season 18 of EPL.

  • Predictions: BIG (1-2) Eternal Fire
  • Odds: BIG Outright Win (+117), Eternal Fire Outright Win (-147)
  • Betting Site: GG.Bet

Movistar Riders vs 9z (19:00 CEST, Sep. 27)

Not many people expected this Spanish-speaking matchup to take place in the playoffs of this tournament, but here we are. Both squads have shown incredible form in this event, in spite of not enjoying much success in recent months.

Although the CS:GO odds favour 9z in this particular game, Movistar Riders have more experience playing in front of a crowd and in a LAN environment.

  • Predictions: Movistar Riders (2-1) 9z
  • Odds: Movistar Riders Outright Win (-106), 9z Outright Win (-118)
  • Betting Site: GG.Bet
ESL Pro League S18 Round of 12 Bracket
Image: ESL via X (@ESLCS)

FaZe Clan vs MOUZ (19:00 CEST, Sep. 27)

The most exciting Round of 12 matchup is a hard one to call, as MOUZ look hot off the trot, after dismantling FURIA in the previous stage of the competition.

Regardless of FaZe Clan’s recent struggles, they are still the favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, mainly thanks to their previous successes and vast experience playing on the stage.

  • Predictions: FaZe Clan (2-1) MOUZ
  • Odds: FaZe Clan Outright Win (-145), MOUZ Outright Win (+115)
  • CSGO Betting Site: GG.Bet
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