Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans — Unbeaten Newbies Set to Face Punjabi Power

April 7, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Match 16
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Punjab Kings Punjab Kings
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Gujarat Titans Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans are now the only unbeaten team left in the Indian Premier League 2022. Their pristine record will be on the line when they take on Punjab Kings at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on April 8 (Friday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans have taken to the IPL like a duck to water, winning both of their opening two fixtures.

Their first win was against fellow newbies Lucknow Super Giants and the second one came at the expense of uber experienced Delhi Capitals.

Across the first two games, most of their batters have found runs, except for Vijay Shankar, who struggled on both his outings.

On the bowlin front, Lockie Ferguson has been excellent, claiming a four-for once and conceding just 24 in the other game.

Punjab Kings

Tipped by many to be a major force in this year’s IPL, Punjab Kings have two wins bookending a defeat after their first three games.

The loss to Kolkata Knight Riders aside, Punjab Kings have been impressive, beating top sides such as Royal Challengers Bangalore and more recently Chennai Super Kings.

In their last game, a win over CSK, their expensive English import Liam Livingstone finally paid off, smashing a 32-ball 60 to power his side to 180 for 8.

He then chipped in with two wickets as well as the Kings thrashed the defending champions by 54 runs.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Punjab Kings Gujarat Titans
PariMatch 1.81 2.0
PariPesa 1.775 2.17
Sportsbet.io 1.83 1.99
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General consensus is that Gujarat Titans have the more balanced unit and also boast firepower to boot. Therefore, the oddsmakers have installed them as the favourites in this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Punjab priced at 1.81 and Gujarat at 2.0. Paripesa has Punjab available for 1.775 and Gujarat for 2.17. Lastly, Sportsbet has Punjab priced at 1.83 and Gujarat at 1.99.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Punjab Kings to win @ 1.83

Gujarat have had their fun but truth be told Punjab are a better and stronger unit pound for pound. It’d be very surprising if Gujarat make it three wins out of three at the end of this game. Punjab’s firepower and muscle should prove enough. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Shikhar Dhawan to score 50 – Yes @ 3.20

Punjab Kings’ Shikhar Dhawan absolutely loves it against Mohammad Shami, who represents Gujarat Titans. In the three games so far in this IPL, Dhawan has had his starts but has yet to score a half century. This seems to be like the perfect opportunity for him to do so. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.


Don’t be fooled by Gujarat’s unbeaten status and Punjab’s record stained by a defeat. Gujarat’s record is only two-match deep and anyone can lose a game a la Punjab, who should take this.

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