Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — Delhi primed for win if their pattern of performances holds

May 5, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Betting Tips for IPL Match 50
Indian Premier League 2022
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
May 5, 2022 7:30pm

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The Indian Premier League 2022 passed its halfway point quite some time ago but surprisingly Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have yet to face each other. They finally get to meet for the first time this season at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on May 5 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals occupy the seventh spot on the points table with eight points to their name after nine matches. As it has been well documented, their problem has been a lack of consistency — something signified by the fact that they have yet to put together back-to-back wins.

In their last game, they lost to Lucknow Super Giants by six runs. Although the eventual margin of victory may make it seem as if it was a close game, the truth is that Delhi were comfortably beaten. To their credit, they were chasing a massive 196 in that game.

While Delhi are languishing currently, one positive is that their net run rate is the best in the league. However, that advantage is useless until they climb up the table a bit. 

David Warner, Prithvi Shaw and captain Rishabh Pant have carried the batting load for Delhi this season while Kuldeep Yadav has been their best bowler by far and sits second in the wickets chart.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

While consistency is a problem for Delhi, that’s no problem at all for Hyderabad. All their victories and defeats have come in bunches.

They started the tournament with two straight defeats, then won the next five before losing two consecutive. It means that they are currently in a spot of bother and will be fighting to avoid a hat-trick of defeats in this game.

To be fair to them though, their scores in both their latest defeats were 189 while chasing 203 and 195, which they couldn’t defend. Thus, their batters have not been at fault. 

Their bowlers have definitely struggled, with Marco Jensen in particular having leaked 101 runs over his combined eight runs over the last two matches.

They also have a few injury problems, with T Natarajan a cause of concern although the exact nature of his discomfort, if any, is unclear. Washington Sundar has also reopened the webbing on his hand and is out, with Sushant Mishra signed as a replacement.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Oddsmakers have apparently found it very hard to separate these two sides. From our recommended books, only Sportsbet has managed to split them by installing Delhi as favourites at odds of 1.85 and Hyderabad at 1.96. Meanwhile, Parimatch offers pick ‘em odds for both at 1.90 and Paripesa at 1.96.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Delhi Capitals to wins @ 1.96

Delhi have been following a strict pattern with their results so far this season. They may not have been able to register back-to-back wins but they have also not let their wins fall behind their defeats by a margin of more than one. Currently, that margin stands at one, which means this is the time that the pattern kicks in and gets them a victory. The odds for this play have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Rovman Powell To Score Most Sixes @ 7.5

After starting the season very quietly, Rovman Powell has found his rhythm and has hit 10 sixes in his last three matches. The man appears primed to go berserk one of these days and just hit a crazy knack full of sixes. We’re going to take a small punt on him with 22Bet.


Hyderabad lead the head-to-head record 11-9 against Delhi, who could gain parity if they win both of their matches this season. We don’t know about their next game, but this one they can certainly win.

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