Delhi aim to seal down top two spot
Delhi Capitals are overwhelming favourites to win against Kings XI Punjab after a terrific start to their 2020 IPL season. The Delhi outfit has come through under pressure and delivered when it matters this year. DC’s pace bowling attack is one of the best in the competition and their batting group will be bolstered by the return of Rishabh Pant. Their odds of winning this game stand at 1.74.
KXIP, despite the morale boosting win against Mumbai Indians, are short on firepower, particularly in the bowling department. With the bat, KXIP have a strong line-up, one of the best in the competition, but they haven’t clicked a lot in unison. Their odds of beating Delhi lie at 2.05.
Overall record in favour of Kings XI Punjab
The overall record is in favour of Kings XI Punjab with them side having 14 wins as against 11 losses in 25 matches in the history of IPL. Punjab and Delhi have been perennial underachievers in this tournament, but in their head to head records, the Punjab-based franchise has had better returns.
Since 2018 too, KXIP hold the aces with a 3-2 win-loss record. Earlier this year when these sides met, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi played out a tied game that was decided in the Super Overs where Kagiso Rabada won it for Delhi.
RECOMMENDED BET: DC have a ruthless bowling attack and have odds of 1.74 to win this game
Keep an eye on…
KL Rahul: The Orange Cap holder is turning it on yet again this season and has been in terrific form. He has been scoring runs against all kinds of attacks and is the best player from the Punjab line-up. The most bankable of options in the side, Rahul is having his best season in the IPL.
Rabada – Nortje: The most intimidating duo in any bowling attack this season, the South African pace bowling duo has wreaked havoc with their incredible pace and bounce on lifeless decks. Rabada is the purple cap holder while Nortje is among the most economical bowlers this season.
TIP: Delhi Capitals have started quicker in IPL 2020 and have odds of 1.76 to hit more runs in the powerplay in this game.