DC vs CSK Predictions and Betting : The 2020 IPL is lined up with its third weekend of double headers with all the teams getting to play a game. It is a great opportunity for the lower ranked teams to get some points under the belt while the top teams would be looking to consolidate.
On Saturday, the second game in the evening is between the table toppers DC and a struggling CSK. While both the teams are coming off a victory in their previous game, DC have had a strong season so far in contrast to that of CSK where they have a huge task in hand if they want to make it to yet another playoff.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Predictions and Betting Summary
DC vs CSK Predictions and Betting : Recent form and head-to-head
DC have been unlucky to not have reached an IPL till date, but their performance in this season has ensured that they are one of the strong contenders to win their maiden title this year. Their fortunes turned in the first game when they secured an improbable super over win against Kings XI Punjab.
They also dominated against CSK, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders with comfortable victories. Barring that defeat against Mumbai Indian and Sunrisers Hyderabad, DC looked to finish in the top 2 in the table.
CSK haven’t looked like their vintage self in this season with a lot of problems surrounding them. The absence of Raina and Harbhajan came as a big blow as they failed to chase down targets in the first half. Barring that one chase against Kings Punjab, the Chennai batsman showed little intent to close the games for the team resulting in losses against SRH, RCB, Rajasthan Royals and KKR.
Their last performance against SRH looked like they are in recovery mode but they will have to do that day in and day out to stand a chance for the playoffs.
The teams have met on 22 occasions with Chennai based franchise dominating the rivalry with 15 wins as opposed to DC winning only 7 over 13 seasons. In their recent meeting, DC had an all-round performance against the three-time champions as they ensured a 44-run victory at the end.
In UAE, both have won one triumph against each other with their third game coming up on Saturday.
DC vs CSK prediction and betting analysis: Team News
Amid injury concerns, DC have been able to pull out some strong performances recently. The opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have complimented each other with at least one of them carrying the innings while the other goes for shots. With Rishabh Pant suffering from an injury, Ajinkya Rahane has been slotted at No.3 who has the technique and the composure to play a big knock but lacks the power-hitting ability.
Shreyas Iyer has assumed the responsibility with both hands as he has led the side from the front in all games with some effective tactics. His shoulder injury has been a bit of concern but let us hope he is fit for the next game. Marcus Stoinis has made invaluable contribution for the team coming at 5 whereas Alex Carey needs to get going in the coming games.
The bowling department looks deadly with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje scaring the batsman with their pace and yorkers. The spinners R Ashwin and Axar Patel have the made the most of this opportunity by not giving any room and applying pressure constantly.
The debutant Tushar Deshpande did a wonderful job with two wickets and will be filled with confidence when he comes out on Saturday.
It seems that CSK have finally sorted their order after a much-needed victory against SRH. Sam Curran coming at the top did change their approach in the power play with the likes of Faf Du Plesis and Shane Watson able to play themselves in during this period.
Ambati Rayudu at 4 has been a consistent performer while MS Dhoni freed his arms with a 100+ meter six. Jadeja played a cameo that helped them post a challenging total. They did asses the pitch correctly which is why they brought in two spinners into the fray along with Ravindra Jadeja. On a slow track, the CSK spinners are pretty handy that put SRH out of the game.
This means that they will back Karn Sharma and Piyush Chawla in the next game as well. Deepak Chahar has been an effective power play bowler whereas Sam Curran picked up Warner to complete his all-round performance.
Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo have always been an integral part of this side with Bravo getting two crucial breakthroughs in the death while Thakur got Rashid Khan. Even though the team looked good, they are certain loopholes that they will have to cover in the games to come.
DC vs CSK prediction and betting analysis: Schedule and Pitch report
The game between DC and CSK is scheduled on 17th October in the Sharjah Stadium at 7.30 pm IST. The pitch is two paced with the ball not coming on like the initial games. The team winning the toss should bat first with a safe score of 180 and thereabouts.
Even though there are short boundaries, with the slowness and the lengths the spinners bowl, it will be pretty tough for any batsman to score unless and until he has settled.
The online betting sites and prediction platforms firmly believe that Delhi Capitals will defeat Chennai in upcoming Saturday's clash.
As per betting site Oddschecker, the betting odds for DC stands at 4/5 and for CSK the odds are placed at 22/19.
Odds for DC at Betway are 1.66 and for CSK the betting odds are 2.10.