PK vs DC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 02, 2021
Punjab Kings pulled off an impressive win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as the trend of the underdog doing well in the IPL continued. Since 2019, approximately 40% of all Indian Premier League matches have been won by the underdog and so you should never be scared of long odds.
Now Punjab Kings face another tough test against the Delhi Capitals. DC has been one of the most consistent teams in IPL 2021 and won its previous match against KKR convincingly.
Match Prediction for PBKS vs DC may not be as straightforward as it first appears. Punjab Kings have now beaten the Mumbai Indians and RCB so they can certainly get the better of the top teams this season.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 is going to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 2nd of May 2021.
PK vs DC Team Previews
KL Rahul is now the Orange Cap holder of IPL 2021 with 331 runs to his name. He has four fifties from seven innings and is in good form quite obviously. From a betting perspective, KL Rahul is one player that you can go ‘Over’ on in terms of runs scored on most occasions and be okay, however, the secret of his consistency is that he plays risk-free cricket at the start.
This is why Punjab Kings do not get very rapid starts and you can bet ‘Under’ for totals in their first-6 overs as KL Rahul tends to take his time.
Mayank Aggarwal was out injured in the previous match and may not be back against Delhi since the turnaround time is shorter. Chris Gayle played a brilliant knock against RCB and his place at number is quite secure.
His matchup against the DC spinners like Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav is going to be quite interesting. With Gayle in form, sixes can never be too far away and look for betting markets like Total Sixes or Chris Gayle to Hit a Six on Betway to take advantage of his good form.
Punjab Kings are in good batting form but we have seen them be brilliant or really slow so far. There is just nothing in between and that concerns us.
The addition of Harpreet Brar and Ravi Bishnoi to the bowling attack adds some much-needed control in the middle-overs. Betting on these players to take a wicket would not be a bad idea at all.
We do think the lack of runs for Nicholas Pooran is becoming a major concern and surely now is the time to try out Dawid Malan? Rilee Meredith suffered a direct blow to his knee and may have to be rested for the next match as well giving Jhye Richardson a chance.
Punjab Kings Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.
Things have been going quite well for DC in IPL 2021 so far. They have just lost two matches so far and both of them were close contests as well. The biggest reason for their success has been the form of Shikhar Dhawan at the top.
Dhawan has 311 runs to his name and is just behind KL Rahul in the race for the Orange Cap. Prithvi Shaw is also in good form with 269 runs to his name at an astonishing strike rate of 165.03.
Both these players hit a number of fours and so DC is a good candidate for the Total Fours betting market. We tend to bet ‘Over’ on this market especially on good pitches.
With Steve Smith, Rishab Pant, Marcus Stoinis, and Shimron Hetmyer, DC”s batting is very strong and perhaps has a slight edge over the Punjab Kings. The quality of the players in the Delhi team, as well as the current form, makes betting markets like Fifty to be Scored in the DC inning (offered by Casumo) very attractive to us.
The return of Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel to the team has made the DC bowling lineup very good. Avesh Khan is in great form and is picking wickets in almost every match. He does not have the same kind of reputation as Kagiso Rabada but is actually outperforming him in every single match.
We have betting markets overpricing Kagiso Rabada (we think you should avoid these) and offering some great odds on Avesh Khan to take a wicket (look at these seriously).
The Delhi Capitals look to be a very well-balanced lineup and certainly deserve the favorites tag against the Punjab Kings.
Delhi Capitals Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, RR Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh khan.
PK vs DC Toss Prediction
There have been four matches played at Ahmedabad so far and teams chasing have won two matches while teams batting first have won the other two. In general, though, there is a belief that the dew comes into play during the second inning and makes it difficult for the side chasing.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
It appears as if the wicket in Ahmedabad looks better than it actually plays. The average score batting first is just about 149 and we have seen scores of above 170 be very tough to chase. The betting markets tend to overestimate the number of runs scored after a good start and so in this situation, you should bet the ‘Under’ if you get something around 180-185 on offer.
The best time to score is against the new ball while getting a massive boost in the end overs can be difficult if you don’t have a set batsman in the middle.
PK vs DC Dream11 Prediction
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PK vs DC Playing 11
- R Pant
- C Gayle
- S Dhawan (c)
- M Aggarwal
- D Malan (vc)
- P Shaw
- M Stoinis
- A Patel
- A Khan
- R Bishnoi
- K Rabada
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
PK vs DC Betting Tips
We are going to bet on Delhi Capitals to win this match. Not only have they been in better form but they are also a team with very few weaknesses. The leading batsmen are doing well and the bowling attack is world-class as well. Punjab Kings have been quite inconsistent so far and seem a bit too dependent on KL Rahul for their runs.
Bet on Delhi Capitals to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
The presence of an in-form Prithvi Shaw makes the Delhi Capitals the favorite for this bet. Also, we have seen KL Rahul take his time at the start of an inning.
We have seen the pitch be good for batting so far in Ahmedabad and hitting sixes is something that players like Chris Gayle, Rishab Pant, and Prithvi Shaw love doing. Just one player that gets set should be able to help you win this bet.