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IPL 2024: IPL 2024: Best Bets For The Weekend

The 2024 IPL season has passed the halfway stage, with playoff places still up for grabs.


The 2024 IPL season has passed the halfway stage, with playoff places still up for grabs. This weekend’s action is jampacked with two doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. We’ve prepared the best bets to take for the weekend.

Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians

Saturday, 27 April at 12:00

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium

Delhi Capitals, who have a 4/4 record as underdogs this year, square off against Mumbai Indians, who have got the better of them in their three recent encounters, including a high-scoring match last year featuring notable performances from Rohit Sharma and Piyush Chawla. Despite the home-field advantage, Delhi’s poor record at Arun Jaitley Stadium (3/6 since 2023) and a bowling unit conceding over 10 runs per over this season dampen their playoff aspirations.

Despite losing three out of four away games, Captain Hardik Pandya is sticking with his team and strategy, avoiding frequent changes. However, Hardik’s performance away from home needs improvement, especially compared to teammate Tilak Varma, who has been successful on the road. Mumbai hopes for a turnaround, leaning on their leaders to step up as they aim to improve their standing. This is a tricky one to call, with both teams being inconsistent this season but we’re backing Mumbai Indians to clinch this game.

Prediction: Mumbai Indians to win at 1.57.

Best Bet: Rishab Pant to score over 25.5 runs at 1.86.

Value Bet: Rishab Pant to score 50+ runs at 3.75.

Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals

Saturday, 27 April at 16:00

Venue: Ekana Sports City

Lucknow secured a significant win against Chennai, chasing down 211 to win by six wickets with three balls remaining, marking Chennai’s only home loss this season. This victory pushed Lucknow’s points tally to ten, sparking their playoff ambitions. While Marcus Stoinis was instrumental in the chase, Nicholas Pooran has consistently been their top performer, boasting an average of 70 and a strike rate of 170 this season.

On the other hand, Rajasthan came into this game following a dominant nine-wicket victory over Mumbai. Despite a shaky moment letting Mumbai recover to 151/4 from 52/4, a masterful century from Yashasvi Jaiswal swiftly secured the win. The Royals excel in the powerplay, averaging 51 runs and forming solid partnerships that set the foundation for their consistent average score of 181. Back the table toppers to win this game at 1.80.

Prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win at 1.80.

Best Bet: Yashasvi Jaiswal to score 50+ runs at 3.40.

Alternative Bet: Rajasthan Royals to hit the most sixes at 1.83.

Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunday, 28 April at 12:00

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium

The visitors, Royal Challengers Bangalore got their second win of the season on Thursday when they beat the high-flying Sunrisers by 35 runs. They’ll be heading into this game brimming with confidence against a struggling Gujarat Titans side.

Shubman Gill’s GT lost their previous encounter by 4 runs against DC in a nail-biting encounter. David Miller’s 55 off 23 balls almost got them over the line but they’ll be happy to see the South African get back to form. This will be a battle of which team’s key players step up on the day. RCB have relied heavily on Virat Kohli, and we expect him to be at his best again, leading RCB to a much-needed win.

Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win at 2.00.

Best Bet: V Kohli to score over 30.5 runs at 1.86.

Alternative Bet: Highest individual score to be under 71.5 at 1.86.

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunday, 28 April at 16:00

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium

Both Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad come into this game looking to bounce back after unexpected defeats in their previous games. CSK lost to LSG thanks to record-breaking innings from Marcus Stoinis and will consider themselves unlucky to lose that game. They’ll back themselves in this game at home against a wounded Sunrisers side.

SRH showed signs of vulnerability in their defeat to RCB with Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma both being dismissed in the powerplay. Their middle order failed to deliver in a tough run-chase. They’ll find in difficult against a quality CSK attack if the two openers fail again. Back Chennai Super Kings to win this encounter.

Prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win at 1.74.

Best Bet: Sunriser Hyderabad to score the most runs in the first 6 overs at 1.80.

Alternative Bet: Ruturaj Gaikwad to score over 28.5 runs at 1.86.

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