IPL 2019 Betting Matches 55 and 56: Chennai look too strong

Ed Hawkins

Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:20 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 8:20 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) uncovers the value for Sunday’s last double-header of the season

<p> </p><p> </p><p></p><h2>Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali</h2><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/kings-xi-punjab-vs-chennai-super-kings-3753748/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Sunday 5 May, 11.30</a></p><p>Victory would ensure top spot in the league for Chennai Super Kings and condemn Kings XI Punjab to the wooden spoon. Both teams have been extraordinarily consistent on year-to-year form in this tournament.</p><p>Chennai, in truth, have hardly broken sweat despite a little wobble on the road. Mumbai Indians remain their nemesis but it is impossible to argue against Chennai being the best team in the competition. Last year’s winners are going to be tough to stop.</p><p>Kings, just like last year, started the season brilliantly. And then collapsed. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kings-xi-punjab-ipl-2019-team-profile/89572/" target="_blank">As discussed in our team preview</a> we were wary of their ability to keep the pedal down. It’s now six defeats in seven.</p><p>It’s perhaps a little surprising that Chennai are not shorter. The 8/11 (1.73) looks big with Coral, Betfred, Betway, Ladbrokes and William Hill. Surely they should be in the 1.60s region? Kings are absolutely no fun whatsoever at 23/20 (2.15). Even at this late stage it is one of the worst prices we have seen.</p><p>The motivation for such odds is the fact Chennai don’t need to win. But it shouldn’t be forgotten that Kings don’t either and mentally checked out a long time ago. A major motivating factor for Chennai is booking a home berth in the first qualifier. They know they are close to unstoppable on their own turf.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p></p><h2>Best tips for the match</h2><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Chennai to win 8/11 <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=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1">Betfred</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betway</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></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p></p><h2>Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, Wankhede International Stadium</h2><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/mumbai-indians-vs-kolkata-knight-riders-3753749/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Sunday 4 May 15.30</a></p><p>If <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kolkata-knight-riders-ipl-2019-team-profile/89573/" target="_blank">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> win here they make the play-offs following an unlikely late surge. But no-one should be surprised. It seems it is written for them with Sunrisers Hyderabad, needing to win one of their last two, throwing away positions of strength against Mumbai and Bangalore.</p><p>Kolkata are 6/5 (2.2) with Betfair against a Mumbai Indians team who have struggled for consistency. It’s a decent bet if they chase. KKR couldn’t defend Guy Fawkes.</p><p>We fancy Harry Gurney for top KKR bowler at 7/2 (4.5). We talked about him as a wager for the Kings game, sidestepping the price because it wasn’t quite pure value. In short, this is the price that he should be.</p><p>However, he looked threatening against Mumbai only a few days ago (shared honours) and with jolly Kuldeep Yadav there’s an edge for us.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p></p><h2>Best tips for the match</h2><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Harry Gurney top KKR bowler 7/2 <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=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfair</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a></strong></p>
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