We take a look at Monday’s (3/2/2020) Super Bowl LIV 2020 match which is between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.
When: Monday 3rd February, 10:20AM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Alright, let’s get the big one out of the way first, I’m backing the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. While Jimmy Garoppolo is a fraction of the quarterback Mahomes is, the entire 49ers team, top to bottom is the better, more consistent outfit. Throughout the season we’ve seen the 49ers win games several different ways and run with the best teams in the league. Whether they need to score 48 points in a dome-like they did against the Saints or pitch a shutout in shocking conditions like they did against Washington, they have won at home and on the road.
Kansas City will try and turn this game into a track meet, using their Usain Bolt-like speed to try and just run by the 49ers. While Mahomes missed a few games during the season, their offence kept rolling and that unit has looked as dangerous as ever in the playoffs. That doesn’t mean they are invincible by any stretch of the imagination, disciplined performance from the 49ers defence should be able to limit their big-play production and they have plenty of playmakers on hand themselves.
Up front, Nick Bosa will be the player to watch as he needs to make his pressures count. If he can’t reach Mahomes for a sack, he at least needs to force incompletions or bad throws by getting close to him and if Bosa is able to get a hand on the Chiefs quarterback, he has to bring him down. On the back end, it will require the most disciplined performance of the 49ers secondary’s collective careers keeping a close eye on the Chiefs plethora of weapons. With Richard Sherman leading this group they will be doing everything they can to keep a lid on the Chiefs big plays and he will have to ensure his teammates are in the right position. It’s impossible to shut down the Chiefs for four quarters but the 49ers have to find a way to keep their offensive surges as short as possible.
On the offensive side, we have two of the most creative coaches in the entire NFL running these teams. I have no doubt that Andy Reid and Kyle Shannahan will have spent the entire two weeks build up putting in some creative wrinkles to keep their opponents off-balance. A slow start is a very likely outcome as both teams get their heads around the unique occasion of the Super Bowl but I’m going to give the edge to San Francisco as the slightly more complete all-around team with the better defence.
Tip: San Francisco 49ers at $2.06
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change