Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants Betting Tips: Battle of newbies to light up Wankhede

March 28, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

IPL 2022
Match 4
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Gujarat Titans Gujarat Titans
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Lucknow Super Giants Lucknow Super Giants

The new IPL has two newbies and so it’s only fair that before throwing them in at the deep end of things, they start off easy by facing each other. This battle of expansion franchises sees Gujarat Titans take on Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on March 28 (Monday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Gujarat Titans

On paper, Gujarat Titans is a newbie franchise but the players they have accumulated pack a ton of talent and IPL experience. Thus, it won’t be surprising if they impress from the get-go.

Their captain is star allrounder Hardik Pandya, who was surprisingly let go by Mumbai Indians. Meanwhile, they are coached by Ashish Nehra, who recently said that the franchise has its eyes on the top prize from year one.

Their ace in the bowling department will be Rashid Khan, whose personal form will be directly proportional to his team’s fortunes.

Lucknow Super Giants 

The Super Giants, during the player draft, tried to retain an Indian core – a recipe that has worked brilliantly for some and not so well for others.

One problem ahead of the tournament openers is that they will be missing several players. An untimely elbow injury has ruled out England pacer Mark Wood for the entire tournament. Australia’s Andre Tye has been drafted in as his replacement but the loss of quality is obvious.

Also unavailable will be the trio of Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder and Kyle Mayers – all of whom are with their respective national sides.

Super Giants’ biggest punch comes from their front two of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock – both world class batters and no strangers to this platform.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Gujarat Titans Lucknow Super Giants
PariMatch 1.77 2.05
PariPesa 1.725 2.09 1.72 2.14
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As explained, Lucknow are missing several regulars due to a variety of reasons. Therefore, they are the deserved underdogs in this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Lucknow priced at 2.05 and Gujarat at 1.77. Paripesa has Lucknow available for 2.09 and Gujarat for 1.725. The best odds on Lucknow (2.14) are offered by Sportsbet, which has Gujarat priced a tad lower at 1.72.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Gujarat Titans to win @ 1.77

It may change later but right now Lucknow are clearly the weaker of the two sides. Their best bet is their opening duo hitting them to a massive total. That said, KL Rahul, their primary weapon, has a weakness in the form of Rashid Khan, who plays for Gujarat. The Indian ace famously struggles against the Afghan spin wizard. Therefore, if Rahul gets going, Gujarat do have a potent solution up their sleeve. Therefore, we favour Gujarat here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Quinton de Kock to score more than 25.5 runs @ 1.87

One man who does not have many weaknesses is South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, who also happens to have a great record in India as indicated by his T20I average of 56.8 on these shores. Therefore, we back him to cover the spread here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


A subplot will be the battle of the Pandya brothers, who have been separated and face each other for the first time in IPL. The younger Pandya’s chances of going 1-0 up in sibling head-to-head look brighter.

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