IPL 2019 Betting Match 16: Untrustworthy Capitals had to stomach

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:52 AM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 6:52 AM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) argues that Delhi will find it hard to retain faith among punters after their horror show

<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds"><em><strong>Thursday 4 April, 15.30</strong></em></a></p><p>A clash of two teams with two contrasting formguides on Thursday. After a sticky start, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have begun to motor and are looking like the punters’ fancy. Delhi Capitals, after a confidence-boosting thrashing of Mumbai Indians in their opener, have badly lost their way.</p><p>Early shows for this one had the bookmakers struggling to split the pair. No longer. The majority of bookmakers have the gulf about right with 8/11 (1.73) Sunrisers and 11/10 (2.1) the norm. Only <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">William Hill</a> are resolute going 4/5 (1.8) Sunrisers. That’s worth taking.</p><p>Delhi’s demise has been hard to watch. Despite that rip-roaring start against Mumbai, they have struggled to convince punters that they are worthy <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/2019-indian-premier-league-complete-ipl-betting-guide/89535/" target="_blank" title="IPL Betting Guide">IPL 2019</a> title challengers ever since.</p><p>After Chennai Super Kings handed them a significant lesson in game two, they then beat Kolkata in a Super Over. This was the first alarm bell. They were cruising in a chase but lost three wickets for 15 runs to blow it in normal time. Worse was to come…</p><p>Against Kings XI Punjab the job was done. Game over. Needing 167 for victory they were 144 for three in the 17<sup>th</sup>. But in one of the worst collapses in franchise T20 history, they were bowled out for 152.</p><p>Punters won’t forget that in a hurry and they have been firmly classed in the ‘untrustworthy’ camp. It’s impossible to make a case for them here.</p><p>Particularly as Sunrisers have gone into overdrive. They have handed out significant thrashings to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in their last two, passing 200 each time. To think before the tournament started there were worries about whether their batting line-up would be able to go big.</p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/david-warner-cricket-player-profile/89597/" target="_blank" title="David Warner Player Profile">David Warner</a> and Jonny Bairstow have hit upon a surprisingly good relationship at the top of the order. Sworn Ashes enemies they are bringing the best out of each other. Both hit centuries against Bangalore. Betfair go 7s that they both hit half-centuries here.</p><p>Warner, who should be close to even money for top Sunrisers bat given how often he cops, is available at 9/4 (3.25) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Bet365</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">William Hill</a>.</p><p>Once again we’re keen to bet Sandeep Lamichhane for top Delhi bowler. But the bookies are fighting shy again with prices. They are consistently late on outing up odds on this market and it’s unclear why. Make a note of 3/1 (4.0) Lamichhane and we’ll take it.</p><h2>Best tips for the match</h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds"><em><strong>SRH to win 4/5 William Hill</strong></em></a></p></div>
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