Punjab will hope to push their case
Chennai Super Kings experimented too much against Delhi Capitals and went on to lose the game and the theme might not be too different as they take on Punjab Kings. Assured of a place in the top two, CSK can afford to test their bench strength and it could see them not being at their best to win the game. They have odds of 1.62 to win this fixture.
Punjab Kings have arguably been the most inconsistent team of IPL 2021. They have a strong base squad to build from, but has unfortunately not hit their best form. However, PBKS will fancy their chances late in the competition with CSK looking to experiment, with odds of 2.26 to upset them.
Overall and recent record back CSK
CSK have a great record against Punjab, winning 16 of the 25 matches against them in the IPL. In the last three seasons, CSK have won four and lost just one game against Punjab.
RECOMMENDED BET: Punjab Kings, despite their inconsistent form, can surprise CSK who are looking to test their bench. Back PBKS at 2.26 to beat CSK!
Earlier in the season, CSK beat Punjab Kings by six wickets when these sides met. Deepak Chahar, the star of the show then, is an eye-catching player for this game too.
Keep an eye on…
Punjab’s intent: With nothing to lose, Punjab Kings might just come out all guns blazing to try and upset CSK. They have often been accused of lacking intent and aggression and in a must-win scenario, Punjab might just bring their A game.
CSK’s new ball bowling: Punjab are a top-heavy side and it’s pertinent for CSK that they get rid of the top-order pretty quick. Deepak Chahar, the new ball specialist, will have a role to do if CSK are to silence Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul.
TIP: Deepak Chahar will enjoy the Dubai conditions and has odds of 4.20 to be Chennai’s top bowler.