Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings: Streakiness Meets Inconsistency in Dead Rubber Fixture

May 22, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for March 70
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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Two sides that promised much, had their moments of flair but still did not make playoffs are set to meet in this fixture. In what is a dead rubber of a match, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Punjab Kings Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 22 (Sunday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Sunrisers Hyderabad

It seems almost unbelievable that at one point in the tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad were the hottest team and bulldozing its competition left and right on its way to a five-match winning streak.

Then, they were beaten by Gujarat Titans in a last-ball thriller and that seemed to have sapped all their energy and heart as that defeat became part of the five they lost back to back.

They did snap that woeful run in the last game by beating Mumbai Indians but even that win was slim and it came too little too late.

One bright point is that this season marks an improvement on the last one as Hyderabad went from being by far the worst side to a mid-table side.

Punjab Kings

Like Hyderabad, Punjab Kings also seemed bright at start and had their moments before faltering and falling out of contention.

Their problem was consistency or lack thereof. During the entire season they never managed to win back-to-back games and such a team can never truly contend for playoffs.

In their last game, they were beaten by Delhi Capitals even though they only had to chase 160, which should not have been a problem in this day and age. However, a batting collapse saw them fall short by 17 runs.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Sunrisers Hyderabad Punjab Kings
PariMatch 1.97 1.83
PariPesa 2.068 1.86 2.0 1.82
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Punjab Kings are the favourites for this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Punjab priced at 1.83 and Hyderabad at 1.97. Paripesa has Punjab available for 1.86 and Hyderabad for 2.068. Lastly, Sportsbet has Punjab priced at 1.82 and Hyderabad at 2.0.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Punjab Kings to win @ 1.86

Punjab Kings have all season almost religiously followed the trend of alternating between victories and defeats. They lost the last game to Delhi, so if the trend holds, they should be winning here. However, that of course is not the only reason we like them here. Pound for pound, Punjab have lesser flaws then Hyderabad in our estimation. Therefore, we side with Punjab in this contest. The odds for this play have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Jonny Bairstow to score more than 22.5 runs @ 1.87

After a poor start to the season, Jonny Bairstow finally appears to have found his feet. He has scored 28, 66 and 56 in his last three innings, and covered our current spread on all three occasions. We’re going to back him to get a few more runs here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Historically speaking, Punjab have had a horrible time against Hyderabad, winning just five and losing 13. This is their chance to edge towards parity.

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