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CSK vs DC Predictions 2021

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

CSK vs DC is a bit of a mismatch, considering Chennai Super Kings have won 3 IPL titles while Delhi Capitals haven't won a single title, having reached their only final only last season. CSK have traditionally been one of the original IPL heavyweights, with the likes of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni leading from the front from the first season itself, among other established international stars.

DC also started the IPL very well, with a formidable squad in 2008 consisting of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, AB Devilliers, Mcgrath etc among others. However, poor transfer decisions soon saw the team get weakened over the years, and they had a few disastrous seasons where they finished among the bottom 3.

Continue reading and we will provide you with the best CSK vs DC betting tips. 

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Betting Tips

The second match of the 2021 IPL season is between traditional heavyweights and 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings, and last season’s impressive runner’s up The Delhi Capitals, and it promises to be feisty encounter. This is our best DC vs CSK betting tips. 

Betting Pick: Chris Woakes to be DC’s top bowler

Betting Odds: 4.0 @ LeoVegas

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Why bet on Chris Woakes to be the DC top bowler at 4.00 ? 

Chris Woakes will be looking to get off the mark with a top performance, having missed the entirety of the 2020 IPL season due to a paternity leave. Delhi Capitals paid big money to acquire him and he will finally have an opportunity to prove his worth. 

Delhi Capitals’ main bowling pair will mis this game due to quarantine rule – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, the South African pair that terrorized IPL batsmen last season, will both miss this game, as they are still under the 7 day quarantine rule following their return from South Africa’s series against Pakistan. 

Good IPL record -  Chris Woakes is one of the top all-rounders in International Cricket currently, and has a decently impressive IPL record, despite playing only 2 seasons so far. In his debut season with KKR, he snapped up an impressive 17 wickets, with a best of 3/6. 

The Wankhede Pitch suits pacers – as can be proven by Lasith Malinga’s lethal spells over the years, the Wankhede Pitch is famous for its support to pace bowlers, and Woakes can expect plenty of bounce and pace to assist him. 

CSK vs DC Match Information

Venue:

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 

Date:

10th April 2021 

Time:

19:30 IST

Broadcast/Live streaming:

Star Sports Select and live streaming on Hotstar

Betting pick: Chris Woakes to be DC’s top bowler
Odds: 4.0
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DC vs CSK who will win?

One could expect DC to win this clash as they have formed a very strong team of late, while CSK have been struggling with ageing stars. DC beat CSK in both the matches last season and also reached the final, while CSK failed to qualify for the top 4. But who will win the DC vs CSK match is never to be taken for granted and neither do we in this cricket betting tips.

CSK vs DC Betting Strategies

There are various betting markets offered on every IPL match. The key strategy before betting on CSK vs DC is to study both the teams beforehand. Their form, their previous performance on that particular pitch, their record while batting first or second, whether its a batsman-friendly pitch or a spinner-friendly pitch. A batsman-friendly pitch will favour the Delhi capitals, as will a bouncy pitch, considering the fiery pace of Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.

Who will Win

While CSK are historically a dominant IPL side with a vastly superior head to head record against Delhi Capitals, their current form is worrying. They lost both their games to Delhi Capitals last season convincingly, and failed to reach the top 4 after a very long time, while DC ended up being the runners up after reaching the final for the first time. Based on current form and momentum we expect Delhi Capitals to be the favourites for this game.

Top Batsman

Before betting on the CSK vs DC top batsman market, it is imperative that you do your research on every batsman's form, his ability to play against spin or pace, depending on the opposition's strengths, record against the opposition, and his performance in the previous match between these two teams. These factors can play a vital role to decide who wins this bet.

DC Top Batsman

DC have a very stacked top order when it comes to batting. Shikhar Dhawan was their top scorer last season and will undoubtedly be the favourite to be the top batsman in this match, followed by the ever dependable captain Shreyas Iyer and their newly acquired marquee signing Steven Smith. The in-form Rishabh Pant and big hitting foreigners Hetmyer and Stoinis make up a formidable batting line up.

CSK Top Batsman

CSK have a strong batting line up as well, which runs quite deep because of some fiery all-rounders. Ambati Rayudu and Faf Du Plessis take care of the top order along with the dependable Suresh Raina and Robin Uthappa. Then comes MS Dhoni to stabilise the innings.

Top Bowler

Before betting on the DC vs CSK top bowler market, you should analyse the bowler's record during the current season, his record against this particular opposition, his favourite batsmen to bowl to (batsmen he has got out maximum number of times and those who struggle against him). As well as his previous match performance against this particular team. Abu Dhabi and Dubai pitches were very different from Indian pitches however, and should be taken in to account while betting on bowling.

Top Bowler DC

DC have one of the best bowling strike partnerships in the league, with South African pair Kagiso Rabada and Andre Nortje destroying batting line ups across the league. After them, its down to the brilliant spin duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin to bamboozle the opposition.

Top Bowler CSK

CSK have some fiery all-rounders like Sam Curran and Dwayne Bravo who add tremendous value to the team, and are key to snapping up quick wickets. They also have a fearsome combo of Josh Hazelwood and Lungi Ngidi to strike fear in the hearts of batsmen.

Player Betting

The player betting market is beneficial when you are confident on a particular player performing well. In this DC vs CSK match for example, Shikhar Dhawan to score more than 31.5 runs is a very attractive bet to place as he is DC's best batsman. Similarly, Kagiso Rabada to take 2 or more wickets is also a very attractive bet as that has happened several times and he is one of the finest bowlers in the league.

Opening Partnership Betting

In this market, it is very important not only to focus on the opening batsmen's form, but also their record as a partnership, as opening partnerships require a lot of chemistry and understanding with each other.

Delhi Capitals

DC have one of the best openers in the league in Shikhar Dhawan, however selecting his permanent partner is still an issue that needs to be resolved, as Prithvi Shaw is inconsistent. Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis and Steve Smith are all possible options to open with Dhawan.

Chennai Super Kings

CSK no longer have the services of Shane Watson, which is a huge blow. FAF Du Plessis will probably open the innings with Robin Uthappa, who seems past his best too.

DC vs CSK Head to Head

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 27 times, with CSK winning 19 of those matches, and DC winning only 8. 

Live Streaming DC vs CSK

The official broadcasting rights of the IPL are with Star Sports, who use 4 different channels to telecast the league in different regional languages. The official streaming partner is Hotstar, which charges a premium for customers who want to catch live streaming DC vs CSK on their phones or laptops.

General Info about Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

Where do Delhi Capitals play their home games ?

The Delhi Capitals play their home games at the impressive Arun Jaitley Stadium, which was formerly known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, located in central Delhi.

Where do Chennai Super Kings play their home games ?

CSK play their home matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, and have one of the best home records in the IPL.

What is the head to head record between both these teams ?

In 27 matches over the last 13 seasons, CSK have beaten DC 19 times, while DC have won only 8 matches.

When was the last time CSK won the IPL title ?

CSK have won the IPL thrice, with their latest win coming in 2018.


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Akshay Malhotra

28 year old former professional cricketer at youth levels with a burning passion for sports. Experienced football writer with over 8 years of experience.