Both these teams are on the opposite ends of the IPL spectrum, with CSK winning 3 titles and reaching the final 8 times, while DC have never reached a single final so far, let alone win a title. They have faced each other 25 times, with CSK winning 19 of those matches, and DC winning only 6. Chennai also won all 3 matches these teams played last season.
Chennai Super Kings would be looking to welcome back Dwayne Bravo to the side, a much needed comeback as Ngidi was battered for 4 sixes by Jofra Archer in the last over, as Chennai fell to an unexpected defeat against Rajasthan Royals. The fine form of Sam Curran and Faf Du Plessis gives them a lot of hope, and they would be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of the previous match. Rayudu would also be looking to make a comeback after missing the previous match due to a lack of fitness.
Delhi Capitals suffered a double blow as Jason Roy and Chris Woakes both pulled out of the tournament, citing personal reasons. This leaves them short of an explosive opener as well as a bowling all-rounder. However, Marcus Stoinis was the match winner in their first match, with a blistering half century as well as 2 wickets off the last 2 balls of the innings to take the match to the super over. He would be key for another victory this time.
Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction
To Win The Match
Chennai Super Kings are the favourites to win this match with odds of 1.80 as per Bet 365. They started very well with win over MI but then lost to Rajasthan Royals where their bowling really took a beating. DC to win has odds of 2.00, as per Bet 365, which is not surprising as they have often struggled against CSK in recent times. However, their squad looks very motivated after a crucial super over victory over KXIP in their first match.
Top Team Batsman
Faf Du Plessis is the favourite from CSK to be the top scorer, with odds of 3.75, the same as his fellow opener Shane Watson, who struggled against MI. The impressive Rayudu has odds of 4.50, and would be looking to make a comeback to the team.
Last season’s top scorer Shikhar Dhawan is the favourite to be Delhi’s top batsman in this match with odds of 3.75. His opening partner Prithvi Shaw has odds of 4.33, while captain Shreyas Iyer has odds of 4.50. Marcus Stoinis has odds of 5.50 after his heroics in the previous match.
Highest Opening Partnership
CSK are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, largely due to the experience and quality of both their openers Du Plessis and Watson, who looked in good touch in their previous match.
Top Team Bowler
Both the South African pace spearheads of each team, Kagiso Rabada (3.25) and Lungi Ngidi (3.50) are the favourites to be the top team bowlers of their respective teams, as per Bet 365.
Total Runs In The Match
Odds of there being more than 320.5 runs in this match are 1.83, as per Bet 365. Chennai are definitely expected to post big scores, and with DC also boasting of a very deep batting lineup, this is a very winnable bet as both teams are more than capable of getting past the 161 run average mark.
Individual Player Betting
- Shikhar Dhawan to score more than 23.5 runs has odds of 1.83. Du Plessis to score more than 21.5 runs has odds of 1.66, which is a fair shout considering he is in red-hot form.
- Total sixes to be above 10.5 have odds of 1.83, while DC to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.10, which is likely with the likes of Stoinis and Pant in their side.
- Kagiso Rabada to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.10, while Axar Patel not to take a single wicket has odds of 2.50, which might be a decent bet as he is economical but not a wicket taker as such.
Our Top Betting Picks
- CSK to win the match @1.80
- DC to hit the most sixes @2.10
- More than 10.5 sixes in the match @1.83
- CSK Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
- Kagiso Rabada to be DC’s top wicket taker @3.25.