IPL 2021 Match Prediction: Punjab Kings V Chennai Super Kings. 8th Match. Who Will Win?

PK vs CSK Match Prediction - IPL 2021 - Match 08
TournamentPK vs CSK Match Prediction - IPL 2021 - Match 08
Timetable16th April 14.00 2021 IST
PredictionPunjab Kings to win the 8th game of IPL 2021
Odds1.86 from Betway
Punjab Kings to win the 8th game of IPL 2021

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Punjab Kings (PK) are going to play each other after contrasting starts to IPL 2021. PK won a high-scoring match against the Rajasthan Royals, while CSK fell 20 runs short in their opening match versus the Delhi Capitals. PK and CSK have put on some very enjoyable games in the past and we think this will be another highly entertaining match. Who will come out on top this time? Well, read on and you will find out our verdict.

IPL Team Preview: Punjab Kings

The PK have a very strong batting lineup which makes them dangerous to any team that they encounter. This is more so the case this time around since they will be playing at the Wankhede Stadium, which is one of the highest scoring venues in India. Thanks to their batting depth, PK can continue to attack throughout the innings even if they lose some cheap wickets.

They have Lokesh Rahul, who has hit four 90+ scores on his last four visits to this stadium. He really loves betting on this surface, and it would take a really brave man to bet against him scoring more runs this time around. With the likes of Chris Gayle, Kannur Rahul, Mayank Aggarwal, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, and Nicholas Pooran in the team, there is talent galore. Hooda scored a quick-fire 50 in the last match, while in Pooran they have one of the most exciting young talents in the competition.

When it comes to their bowling attack, they can call upon the likes of Jhye Richardson, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Riley Meredith, and Murugun Ashwin. This is a very solid bowling lineup, but it is one that certainly can be put under pressure, especially since Richardson and Meredith are playing in their first IPL competition.

IPL Team Preview: Chennai Super Kings

During their first game it did not look like they were going to get anywhere close to a competitive total, but some big hitting from Sam Curran saw them to 188/7. Suresh Raina also played well to hit a half-century on his return to the IPL after missing all of 2020, and he remains one of their most important players. If he fails, it seems that CSK might struggle to hit the totals they need to win matches.

However, if the likes of Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, M S Dhoni, and Ravi Jadeja can get back to their best form, they will have a pretty formidable batting line up. Many thought the bowling attack was a bit thin in the first game and this was proven when the Delhi Capitals chased down the total with 8 balls to spare. They are missing Behrendorff and Nigidi and if the reports are to believe then they are not going to be back for this match either, meaning that it will be pretty much the same bowling attack on show again.

Toss Prediction

The captain that wins the toss and fields first is going to have a huge advantage since it is proving difficult to defend totals at the Wankhede. We guarantee that the captain that wins the toss will opt to bowl first.

Pitch and Conditions

The weather is set to bet good, and the pitch will be very flat, which means that it should be a high-scoring game. The bounce from the surface allows batsmen to play their shots easier and it will require a special performance from the bowlers to walk away from this match with respectable figures. The team that bats first will be aiming for a score somewhere around the 200 mark.

Our IPL Betting Tip

The odds for both teams to win at most bookies are pretty much the same, which indicates that everyone is expecting a tight affair here. We are going to go for the Punjab Kings to win because we feel that their batting line up is in better form than that of CSK. Also, we feel that PK have a bowling attack that can wilt under the pressure, and you do not want to bowl badly to the likes of Gayle, Rahul, or Pooran.

Our match Prediction: Punjab Kings to win the 8th game of IPL 2021.

Prediction Punjab Kings
Odds 1.86
If you bet ₹ 2,500 You'll receive ₹4,650
Bookmaker Betway
Date and hour of the match 16th April 14.00 IST
Punjab Kings to win the 8th game of IPL 2021

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