Before compiling my DC vs LSG betting tips, I returned to the highlights of the first match between these two earlier in the campaign to give me a flavour of what to expect.
The significance didn’t register at the time, but DC’s failure to score more than 150 runs despite only losing three of their wickets now feels like a turning point in their season.
Since then, they have been scoring freely – the following match they hammered 217 runs, and have won three of their past five games.
The Lucknow Super Giants were dominant in their most recent victory over the Punjab Kings – batting patiently to overcome difficult periods and post 153/8, before defending it with ease thanks to a sensational performance from Krunal Pandya.
Ahead of the match, which gets underway at 3.30 pm (IST) on Sunday 31st May at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, I’ve been looking at the live cricket satta rates and other key stats to promote the best IPL betting tips.
I think the DC vs LSG betting odds are too big on the LSG to ignore. You can get as big as 1.94 on the competition newcomers to bag the points.
Here are three reasons why I think they represent value:
KL Rahul. He may have failed in his previous innings, but Mr Consistent is on the verge of making it four seasons in a row of finishing in the top three for the Orange Cap. The fact the LSG are outsiders with him on their roster is mind-boggling.
A tricky bowling attack. There are no explosive pace demons or spin wizards – just guile and experience that are proving tricky to score against at the moment. Indeed, the previous two games have seen them limit the opposition to 133 runs or less.
Momentum. They are searching for a fourth win from five games and can go a long way to ensuring they land a spot in the playoffs.
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One Pandya brother is working wonders with one IPL newcomer, and the other is working wonders for the other!
Krunal Pandya may not be as influential as his brother Hardik so far this campaign, but the international proved his worth against the PBKS with a superb spell.
His spell of 2/11 from four overs was one of the most economical spells in the campaign so far. Indeed, of bowlers who have played more than five matches – he sits third on the list of the most economical bowlers this season.
He’s taking wickets too and I like the look of him at long odds to finish top bowler for the LSG. You can back him at 5.0 with 10CRIC. Find out why I like to bet with them and read our 10CRIC review.
The Capitals certainly represent a banana skin for KL Rahul and his men! A win here would take them to 14 points – last year, that was enough to secure a playoff spot, though 16 points is more likely to get them over the line.
Secure the points and I am backing the Lucknow Super Giants to go into contention to finish top of the regular season points table.
There are no fresh injury worries for team management, which will want to retain the recent form of their side.
I can see it being an unchanged line-up from their win over the KKR.
Player to Watch: Dushmantha Chameera
The pacey Sri Lankan is developing well with his national team, and we’re starting to see his potential come to fruition in the IPL too.
He was quick and accurate in a devastating spell against the PBKS, which included the wicket of Jonny Bairstow – the last remaining batter that could have caused them problems in defending such a low total. His final figures read 2/17 from four overs.
Keep an eye on how he fares against the Capitals.
LSG’s Likely XI
KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
Venue & conditions
The action takes place at the Wankhede Stadium – the last two results here have favoured the team chasing, but the average first innings score here is 169.72.
Will the winning toss captain follow the trend of bowling first?
The weather is set to be hot and humid – the fact it’s a day game could make it a gruelling affair for LSG’s players, who have had a quick turnaround following the result on Friday.