Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on May 4, 2019

Here are our IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Super Kings ahead of Saturday’s match.

Kings XI missed their chance to stay in touch with the playoffs after going down to KKR on Friday. A fine effort with the bat saw KXIP to a defendable total of 183/6, but the bowling let the side down. Mathematically, Kings were not eliminated by that defeat. However, they may be out of the running by the time this game gets underway today.

Meanwhile, travelling to Mohali are a Super Kings side who will confirm top spot with a win here. Taking current form and league positions into account, your IPL 2019 Satta on the result may be an obvious one.

What are the IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Super Kings?

CSK are a resilient IPL 12 side who have been tough to beat once again. They’re flying high at the top while Kings XI are second from bottom. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see Chennai start as favourites at 1.72. That leaves Kings at 2.10 with Betway. But is there any hope of an upset in this contest?

The Super Kings aren’t quite as dominant on the road. Had this been played at the Chepauk there would have been no hesitation in backing MS Dhoni and his men. Punjab can still compete with the bat, but their bowling unit looks a weak one. We expect CSK to add to a miserable tournament for Ravi Ashwin’s men.

Match Odds Summary: Chennai Super Kings 1.72 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Kings XI Punjab 2.10.

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Super Kings?

Sam Curran’s efforts with the bat will have pleased Kings XI fans. Particularly after key openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle had both failed. KXIP will need that depth if they are to get anything out of Sunday’s match. So, Curran becomes a strong option in Kings’ top batsman market at excellent odds of 17.00 with Bet365.

Gayle and Rahul are joint favourites to top score against Chennai at 3.50. Other options include Mayank Agarwal at 5.00, David Miller at 5.50, and Nicholas Pooran at 5.50.

Chennai Super Kings’ version of the top batsman market also shows joint favourites with Suresh Raina at 4.50, and Faf Du Plessis at the same 4.50. Murali Vijay and Shane Watson are both at 5.00. Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu is at 5.50.

MS Dhoni has been as reliable as ever and the skipper tempts us at 5.50.  Kedar Jadhav could be an interesting outside pick, too,  at 9.00. We suspect this could be a game where Shane Watson finds some form but when you’re betting on top batter IPL markets, you can never overlook MS Dhoni. The skipper has been at his best for most of this tournament and, while he’s often at longer odds, 5.50 does offer some reasonable value.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab: Gayle 3.50, Rahul, 3.50, Agarwal 5.00, Miller 5.50, Pooran 5.50, Curran 17.00.

Chennai Super Kings: Raina 4.50, Du Plessis 4.50, Vijay 5.00, Watson 5.00, Rayudu 5.50, Dhoni 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Jadhav 9.00.

What are the top bowler IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Super Kings?

Spin could be the key to this game. So let’s see if we can find some value in Chennai’s top bowler markets. Imran Tahir starts as the favourite at 3.50, and CSK also have the option to include Harbhajan Singh and Mitchell Santner.

Elsewhere, Ravindra Jadeja is back in the side after a rare absence and he has something to prove in the late stages of this tournament. At generous odds of 5.00, ‘Sir’ Jadeja is our man.

Chennai Super Kings Top Bowler Odds Summary: Tahir 3.50, Bravo 4.00, Harbhajan 4.33, Chahar 5.00, Thakur 5.00, Jadeja 5.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Santner 5.00.