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Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Betting Tips 02/05/2021

Teams Status

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings are coming off a massive upset win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday night. The KL Rahul-led side were the clear underdogs heading into that game but got two big contributions from their two best batsmen. Rahul, the skipper, scored an unbeaten 57-ball 91 and Chris Gayle chipped in with a trademark whirlwind of a 46 that needed just 24 balls.

Unfortunately for PBKS, Gayle’s dismissal in the 11th over triggered a middle order collapse. Otherwise, they could have had and actually were on course to getting a much bigger total than the 179 they managed.

That said, RCB got nowhere near that 179, than to a superbly suffocating performance by Punjab bowlers, the best of whom was Harpreet Brar, who finished with 3-19 and was rightly named the man of the match.

His trio of prey comrpised Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers – the brain, the brawn, the everything of RCB batting.

Delhi Capital

Delhi Capitals have five wins and two defeats from their seven matches and are currently number two on the points table, behind only CSK, with whom they have equal points but inferior run rate.

They have won five of their last six games, including their latest win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday night.

The win over KKR was the construct of their bowlers. A balanced bowling effort had restricted KKR to just 154 – a target Delhi got to at a canter, thanks to a 132-run opening stand between Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. Shaw, in particular, was exquisite and scored 82 off 41.

Provided that Chennai Super Kings lose their match against Mumbai Indians tomorrow, Delhi can use the potential two points against Punjab to become the new league leaders.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Delhi Capitals are the favourites here. They have been priced at 1.73 favourites on 22Bet, 1.70 on LeoVegas and 1.72 on Bet365. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings are available for 2.10 on Bet365, 2.104 on 22Bet and 2.14 on LeoVegas.


Tipster’s Angel

Tip: Delhi Capital to win @ 1.73

Delhi just have too much firepower for Punjab in this matchup. The last time these two met earlier this tournament, Punjab had amassed a 196-run target but even that was chased down inside 19 overs by Delhi, whose openers Shaw and Dhawan had given them a 122-run stand that day. If those two get going the steepness of the target becomes irrelevant.

Tip: Shikhar Dhawan to score 50 runs @ 3.0

The last time these two met, Dhawan gave Punjab bowlers a shellacking to remember. The hard-hitting lefty had score 92 off just 49 balls in a knock laced with 13 fours and two maximums. He narrowly missed out on a 50 the last game so could be ready to atone.

Conclusion

Surprisingly, Delhi have a losing record against Punjab, with the former winning 12 of their 27 meetings and latter 15. We think the record would correct itself a bit in Delhi’s favour this weekend.

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