Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are set to play the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) for the first time in IPL 2022 when they clash on 31 March at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.

This is an important match for both sides as CSK and LSG ended up losing their opening games of IPL 2022 and another loss on the trot will not do well for their IPL betting odds as well as the team morale.

CSK are playing under their new captain Ravindra Jadeja and will respond better to his leadership if they get a win under their belt. KL Rahul was chosen to be the first captain for LSG and will feel the pressure right away if the team once again fails.


CSK who have won the IPL championship on four separate occasions are the betting favorites for this game and this comes as no surprise. CSK go in with IPL odds of 1.67 and are expected to bounce back after their defeat in the opening match of IPL 2022 to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

LSG go in as the underdogs with odds of 2.20 and are not expected to pose any major threats to the men in yellow. CSK have a huge fan base and will get a lot of support even though they are not playing in their home ground at Chennai.

Our experts agree with the bookmakers and have CSK as the favorites but don’t dismiss LSG as they have something to prove.

LSG vs CSK Match Betting Sites

LSG vs CSK Match Prediction

CSK had a very poor start to their opening game and CSK fans will hope that was just a one-off game and the team will get back to their winning ways soon.

We need to wait for a few more games to see just how well R Jadeja is adjusting to his leadership role and how well the CSK players are responding to his captaincy.

CSK have been the second-best team in IPL history behind the Mumbai Indians because of MS Dhoni and his leadership skills. With MS no longer at the wheel, we need to see if CSK is still as dangerous as before with Jadeja at the helm. CSK have a big edge going into this game as they are the defending champions.

CSK have a very experienced and settled squad and are the betting favorite. Their biggest concern is settling down with the new leadership of R Jadeja. LSG are a step or two behind even before the game starts as they are missing two big overseas players that affects the balance and performance of the squad.

If you are taking part in online cricket betting, we are going to back CSK to win this game easily.

LSG vs CSK Team News

We believe one of the key factors that will influence the outcome of this match is the leadership skills and performance of both captains. If KL Rahul plays well at the top of the innings, LSG will be a lot harder to beat. If R Jadeja is able to perform with both bat and ball, it will help CSK immensely as Jadeja has the ability to change the game with his all-around abilities.

LSG Missing Players Hurt Chances Of Win

LSG will take time to find out which playing XI works best for them. We did not think they got their playing XI right during their first game against the Gujarat Titans and believe LSG needs to make a few changes for them to be a better-balanced side.

LSG are missing the services of their two top all-rounders as Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis are yet to join the squad. Without these two overseas players, LSG is always going to be at a disadvantage.

Will Moeen Ali Play?

CSK are banking heavily on their domestic players in the batting department. M Ali who brings a lot of balance to their squad missed the first game as he had visa issues. We don’t know if he is going to be ready to play against LSG.

CSK need to get their batting order right against LSG if they are going to improve their chances of winning this game.

LSG vs CSK IPL Betting tips: Best Bets To Take

Here are some of the bets you can take.


The top three batters for LSG that are expected to make the most runs are KL Rahul (3.4), Quinton de Kock (4) and E Lewis (4.75). When you look at the top three batters from CSK, we have R Gaikwad (3.5), D Conway (3.6), and R Uthappa at (4.5). If M Ali does end up playing, you might want to put your money on him even though he has odds of (5.5).

LSG vs CSK Top Bowler TIP

LSG put in a pretty good bowling performance in their first game with Dushmantha Chameera standing out. The odds for the top three bowlers for LSG are Chameera (4.5), R Bishnoi (4.3), and K Pandya (5). If Andrew Tye does end up playing against CSK, you might want to put your money on him as he has odds of (4.3).

CSK don’t have a great bowling line-up where anyone bowler stands out as a danger. The three picks for CSK are D Bravo (3.5), pacer A Milne (3.75), and R Jadeja (5).

Player of the Match

We feel this is going to be more of a batters game and hence our five picks for the player of the match award are KL Rahul (6.5), RD Gaikwad (8), Quinton de Kock (8.5), R Uthappa (10) and E Lewis (10).

LSG vs CSK Projected Playing XI

LSG are likely to retain more or less the same squad that played the first game against the Gujarat Titans. They will make more changes when more of their overseas players join the squad. CSK are also likely to retain a similar playing XI. The big question is whether M Ali will be ready to take the field or not.

Lucknow Super Giants Expected Playing XI

KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock, Manan Vohra, Manish Pandey, A Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, M Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, S Nadeem.

Chennai Super Kings Expected Playing XI

R Gaikwad, D Conway, R Uthappa, A Rayudu, R Jadeja (C), S Dube, MS Dhoni, D Bravo, M Santner, A Milne and T Deshpande

Lucknow Super Giants vs. Chennai Super Kings Head To Head RECORD

LSG are playing in IPL 2022 for the first time and hence have no stats to go by from previous IPL editions. This will be the first time that they take on CSK in IPL 2022 and we will have to wait for a result.

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