Punjab Kings(PBKS) are set to face Rajasthan Royals(RR) in the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) in the first clash of the doubleheader on Saturday, May 7 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Punjab Kings kept their hopes alive with a win against table-toppers Gujarat in the previous match and are currently placed seventh in the points table with a bad NRR. The skipper Mayank Agarwal has been in poor form which has been a concern for the fans.
Rajasthan Royals are third in the points table with 6 wins and 4 losses in 10 matches. The Royals have lost their previous two matches against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI). They will be looking to bounce back as they look to go to the top 2.
WAGING ODDS: PBKS (1.90) Vs RR(1.90)
There are no favorites or underdogs in the contest and odds are even at 1.90, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹190
The surface at Wankhede Stadium is good for batting and since this is an afternoon game, so it can be expected that the spinners will have a bit of help. However, will be a good track for the batters. Punjab Kings who managed to pull off a win against GT, would be brimming with confidence heading into the game. So, they are expected to get away with the win.
Prediction: PBKS to win the match.