IPL 2019 Betting Match 59: Delhi Have Six Appeal

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:29 PM UTC

Thursday, May. 9, 2019 7:29 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says punters should return to a tried and tested wager for the final eliminator of IPL 2019

<div><h2>Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings, Visakhapatnam</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/chennai-super-kings-vs-delhi-capitals-3792653/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Friday 10 May, 15.30</a></p><p>Chennai Super Kings, for so long the strongest team in this year’s IPL, are suddenly in danger. Another defeat – and a hammering at that – to Mumbai Indians have put their hopes of back-to-back titles in grave peril. Even if they were to get past Delhi in this semi-final, they would have to face their nemesis again.</p><p>Quite what is going on with Chennai is a mystery. All tournament they have batted in a similar vein – slow, slow, slow, super fast. No team scores more ponderously in the powerplay overs – the first six – than them. And yet they were sweeping all before them. Even in tricky chases they were getting up after sluggish efforts.</p><p>But this lazy approach has caught up with them. And it could be put into stark contrast by the Capitals, who are the exact opposite of Chennai in batting strategy. They are maniacal at the start, setting a tone which their middle order cannot live up to. From numbers four to seven they average a shade above 20. It’s the record of a bottom three team.</p><p>Chennai’s spinners have been the best in the tournament. And if they can get in among those Delhi danger areas, then one suspects this is the game. Chennai are 20/23 (1.87) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfair</a>. Delhi are even money (2.0) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfred</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Coral</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Ladbrokes </a>and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank">William Hill</a>. We think <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chennai-super-kings-ipl-2019-team-profile/89574/" target="_blank">MS Dhoni’s Chennai</a> might come good here, not least because Delhi are still picking the wrong team. No Sandeep Lamichhane or Chris Morris cannot be rewarded too much longer and their first play-off victory could be as good as it gets.</p><p>Those who remember the previous meeting between the two will recall we had a nice winner on Delhi to outscore Chennai in the first six overs. We pointed out back then that Chennai were horribly weak at scoring at a decent lick and the Capitals trumped them with ease.</p><p>Is it surprising that the layers have not woken up to this fact? Not really. They will consider this market small beer and have lazily made it a 10/11 (1.91) the pair affair. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Coral</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Ladbrokes </a>and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank">William Hill</a> should all be punished.</p><p><strong>Best tips for the match</strong></p><p>Delhi Capitals highest six-over score 10/11 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Coral</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Ladbrokes </a>and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank">William Hill</a></p></div>
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