Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Predictions

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021 Predictions
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Chief Editor, Shane Hand

Last updated on 16th April 2021

Published: 15/04/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

Punjab Kings will look to continue their winning run against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League on Friday, April 16, in Mumbai.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm IST.

Get Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings IPL betting tips and winner predictions right here.

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Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings betting predictions

This is one of those games where the cricket betting tips will align towards the heavy favourites, that is, the Punjab Kings. Before we dive into the why of it, let’s take a look at the top betting tips for the PBKS vs CSK match.

Bet Odds Site
Match Winner: Punjab 1.86 10CRIC
Toss Winner: Chennai 1.86 10CRIC
Punjab Kings Total Sixes Over 7.5 – 20 Overs 1.90 Betway
HOT BET! PBKS Top Bowler Riley Meredith 5.0 10CRIC

Riley Meredith is our Hot Bet for the game between PBKS vs CSK

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Punjab Kings Team News ahead of our PBKS vs CSK predictions and betting tips

Punjab Team News

In the batting department, there won’t be a lot to complain about for Punjab Kings. KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, and Deepak Hooda are bound to start after their superb performance in the game against Rajasthan Royals.

At the very most, the likes of Dawid Malan or Moises Henriques may get a chance to bat too, probably at the expense of Nicholas Pooran.

Most likely, it is among their bowlers that we may see some new faces. All things considered, they won the last match against RR by just 4 runs despite defending a massive total.

Their big signings – Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson were quite costly but then again, it was their debut in the IPL. That said, Chris Jordan is an appealing option available to reinforce their bowling.

Likely XI: Rahul, Agarwal, Gayle, Hooda, Henriques, Khan, Ashwin, Shami, Singh, Jordan, Meredith 

Chennia Super Kings Team News ahead of the match with Punjab Kings

Chennai Team News

In all fairness, Chennai Super Kings did bat well against Delhi Capitals but it was their bowling that proved to be a bit of a letdown.

Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, and Moeen Ali went for a lot of runs, allowing Delhi to forge a strong partnership and chase down the total comfortably and win by 7 wickets.

At the same time, there is not a lot that MS Dhoni can do. Jason Behrendorff and Lungi Ngidi won’t be available for this game either and CSK will have to make do with what they have. However, there are some alternatives in Mitchell Santner and Imran Tahir.

In batting, Cheteshwar Pujara or Robin Uthappa may get the nod ahead of Ruturaj Gaikwad, with the remaining order set to remain as it is.

Likely XI: Pujara, du Plessis, Santner, Raina, Rayudu, Jadeja, Dhoni, Curran, Bravi, Thakur, Chahar

Venue & conditions

Mumbai has proven itself to be a very high-scoring venue and there is no reason why it should not be the case, this time around too.

Considering the weakness in the bowling units of the two teams, the opposing batsmen do have a good chance to find the boundaries. After all, both of them had a good time with the bat in their first match here.

A total of 190-200 is definitely on the cards, with dew likely to make things tricky in the second innings.

PBKS vs CSK Head-to-Head

Chennai hold a comfortable lead in the head-to-head tally but Punjab will definitely fancy their chances of adding a win to their column in this match.

Moreover, revenge will be on the cards for Punjab, considering that they lost both of their fixtures to CSK last season.

PBKS vs CSK H2H IPL

Toss Winner

CSK lead the way in this regard too, having won the toss well over 65% of the time. Since we are backing a win for Punjab in this match, let’s go all the way and back them to win the toss as well.

PBKS vs CSK Coin Toss Stats

TEAMS TOSS WIN %
Punjab 8 34.78%
Chennai 15 65.22%

Punjab vs Chennai Winner Prediction

Recommended bet: Back Punjab to win @ 1.86 with 10CRIC

Our betting tips and predictions for Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings have the former backed as winners solely owing to their impeccably superior squad.

On a side note, they have been the underdogs historically and this looks like a season where they can change that reputation.

Punjab may have faced some problems in their bowling department but these are still early days. Richardson and Meredith should get acclimatized to the league soon and even then, the sheer number of options available are simply too good.

As for their batting, KL Rahul is expected to continue his solid start here with Gayle likely to complement his efforts with the bat.

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings will look to their captain Dhoni for some inspiration as they face this formidable side. Time and again, Dhoni’s captaincy skills have guided Chennai through to some remarkable wins and now, it is up to him to show the way ahead.

They also have some decent players available at their disposal; it is just a matter of picking the right combination.

It is perhaps for this reason that despite the contrasts in the two teams, many betting sites are giving even odds on both.

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PBKS Total Sixes Over 7.5 – 20 Overs

Recommended Bet: PBKS to hit over 7.5 sizes @ 1.9 with Betway

In the four innings played so far in the Wankhede Stadium from two matches, three of them have seen over 7.5 sixes. Punjab’s batsmen hit 13 sixes in their first match; Chennai’s hit 10.

Given that this is a batting pitch, we can expect a very similar outcome in this upcoming game too.

Today’s PBKS vs CSK Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Riley Meredith to be PBKS Top Bowler @ 5.0 with 10CRIC

Meredith went for 1-49 in his four-over spell the other day against Rajasthan Royals. But we are talking about a player who is an exceptionally good seamer and is experienced in this format of the game, thanks to his time in the Big Bash League.

He is likely to retain his position in the playing XI for this game too and will most definitely bowl his complete spell. Available at decent odds, Meredith certainly makes for an attractive bet.

Punjab vs Chennai Fun Statistics

  • Chennai have won four of their last five meetings in the IPL
  • KL Rahul has scored the most runs for Punjab Kings against CSK (262 runs in 6 innings)
  • CSK have won the toss 65% of the time against Punjab in the league; only two other teams have such high coin toss win rates – Punjab and Delhi against Sunrisers Hyderabad
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