Last Updated on December 31, 2022 7:13 pm by Erwin Noguera
Packers and Vikings will face each other on Sunday afternoon, in a match valid for the 17th round of the NFL, on the first day of the new year. Located in the same division – NFC North -, Packers and Vikings are going through different situations.
The Vikings, visitors to the showdown, have already secured first place in the division by achieving 12 wins in 15 games in the current edition of the league. In contrast, the Packers fought throughout the season to maintain second place, but were overtaken by the Lions a few rounds ago and still have not managed to return.
In the last match between them, on September 10, 2022, the Vikings played at home and beat the Packers by 23-7. Will the Vikings win again, or will the Packers learn from the mistakes of the last game? Check out our analysis of this great game and find out our top predictions for the match.
Sunday, January 1st – 04:25 pm ET at the Lambeau Field
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Why Bet the Packers?
The Packers still have a remote chance of advancing to the playoffs, but they need to continue their good winning streak, which is already in three games. The hosts are still chasing second place in the division, which is currently with the Lions.
With two rounds to go before the end of the NFL regular season, the Packers need to win both games and still hope for the Lions’ stumbles to climb one more position. Judging by the recent showings the team has been putting out, this scenario is not impossible to achieve.
The Packers are certainly aware that they will face a very qualified opponent, but that they have already reached part of their goal for the season, which was to advance to the playoffs first in their division. Creating extra motivation for players could be the key to winning this difficult clash with the Vikings.
Why Bet the Vikings?
The Vikings are the fourth best team in the league so far and have won just one game less than the Eagles, the current season’s best team. The Vikings beat the Giants and Colts in the last two rounds, but the last time they faced a team in their own division, they lost.
On that occasion, the Lions surprised and won by 34-23, in a match that generated a lot of concern among the fans. With qualification for the playoffs already assured, the Vikings will need to work hard to maintain concentration and make this game an important event.
Final Betting Analysis: Packers vs. Vikings
Under normal conditions, the Vikings would easily be considered favorites for this game, but with the classification already forwarded by them, the match could become a little easier for the hosts.
The main bookmakers point to the Packers as favorites. We agree with this prognosis.
Our guess is for the Packers to win.
If you put $100 into the Packers’ win, you could get $58 back for a total payout of $158.