PBKS vs LSG Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back PBKS to win @ 1.95 with Parimatch
Going hard and fast early is an approach the PBKS proudly wear on their sleeves, but of late, it’s been failing them. They have only won two of their last five games – including a dismal 9-wicket mauling at the hands of the Delhi Capitals.
However, they have so much talent in the top six that when they click, it’s enthralling to watch. It isn’t just their batting unit that goes for broke either – the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh are courageous in their length and lines that means even when they are behind in the game, you can never rule them out.
LSG are a tough team to predict – they have struggled to keep scoring down when bowling first so far this season, averaging 176.25 runs against. When they bat first, their average totals 173.5 – team management will want those totals reversed at a minimum if they are to be serious contenders.
The PBKS vs LSG betting odds are evenly balanced, but I am backing the former and I will do so with Parimatch. They have thousands of markets on the best IPL betting opportunities. Read our full Parimatch review to find out more.
Today’s PBKS vs LSG Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Back Liam Livingstone to be PBKS top batsman @ 4.5 with 10CRIC
I’ve already intimated to the hard and fast approach the PBKS undertake when batting. More often than not, this exposes their middle order much earlier than other teams in comparison.
Fortunately for the PBKS, their middle order contains one Liam Livingstone, who has been in the form of his life in this tournament. The earlier the PBKS can get him into the middle, the better their chances of winning the tie.
He has top scored for the PBKS on three occasions out of eight this campaign and although he hasn’t enjoyed the same sort of success he was enjoying at the beginning of the season, his crucial 19 runs from 7 balls against the Chennai Super Kings effectively saw his team over the 180 mark and to a winning target.
I think the nature of the PBKS attack-minded line-up lends itself to another Livingstone masterclass. I will be backing him to top score for the PBKS with 10CRIC – find out why I like to bet with them and read our full 10CRIC review.