Punjab Kings(PBKS) are set to face Delhi Capitals(DC) in the 64th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Monday, May 16 at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Punjab Kings have won 6 out of 12 matches this season. They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs after making 209 runs while batting first. PBKS would need to win the next couple of matches including this one to have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, DC have also won 6 out of 12 matches, however, have a better net run rate than PBKS. DC defeated Rajasthan Royals in the previous match after chasing a target of 161 runs in 18.1 overs with 8 wickets in hand. Prithvi Shaw, who has missed the last couple of matches, might make a comeback to the playing 11 for DC. It is alos a crucial match for the Rishabh Pant-led side.
WAGING ODDS: PBKS (1.90) Vs DC (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 wicket at the DY Patil Sports Academy has been offering something to both batters and bowlers. Both PBKS and DC have been playing some good cricket in patches and will want to perform on a consistent basis as the tournament is coming to the business end. This is a must-win encounter for both teams and a loss will more or less end their hopes of making it to the top four. A neck-to-neck contest is expected from the outing. It is likely that DC might clinch a victory in the contest.
Prediction: DC to win the match