Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage

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Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage


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A MUST-WIN FOR LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS IF THEY ARE TO GIVE THEMSELVES A REALISTIC SHOT AT MAKING THE PLAY-OFFS WITH DELHI CAPITALS ALL BUT ELIMINATED

DATE/TIME: Tuesday 14th May, 2024, UK – 15:00 / INDIA – 19:30 / US EST – 10:00 / US PST – 08:00

VENUE: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India

WEATHER: Dry and extremely warm throughout with clear skies and a light wind

HOW TO WATCH ON TV: UK – Sky Sports / INDIA – Star Sports / US – Willow TV

HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: UK – Sky Go / INDIA – JioCinema App / US – Willow TV

DELHI CAPITALS FORM: AVERAGE

Despite Delhi Capitals having won three of their last five IPL fixtures, defeat most recently against Royal Challengers Bengaluru has effectively ended their top four hopes due to a negative net-run-rate, which is likely to count against them come the league stage’s conclusion.

LAST FIVE: LWLWW

LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS FORM: INCONSISTENT

Despite having lost their last two games, Lucknow Super Giants are not yet out of the play-off qualification race, having played a game less than their opponents here. They have accumulated 12 points from 12 fixtures so far, winning six and losing six.

LAST FIVE: LLWLW

DELHI CAPITALS BETTING ANALYSIS

Delhi Capitals will welcome back captain Rishabh Pant for this match and after not being able to contribute last time out against Royal Challengers Bengaluru due to suspension, it would be no surprise if he were to take out his frustrations on Lucknow with the bat. Pant can be backed to finish as Delhi’s highest scorer and to record over 26.5 match runs.

Bowler Mukesh Kumar has impressed across the tournament for Delhi, taking 16 wickets, the joint-fourth highest in this season’s IPL. Consider backing him to take over 1.5 scalps on this occasion, whilst left-arm spinner Axar Patel is also worth backing via the same market.

It would also be remiss not to mention opener Jake Fraser-McGurk. The young Australian’s big-hitting exploits have lit up the 2024 IPL and with 28 sixes to his name, backing him to hit the most sixes across this contest looks a shrewd play.

LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS BETTING ANALYSIS

Lucknow Super Giants may have lost three of their last four games, but still find themselves in a better position to make it into the top four than their opponents here. When assessing their team, big-hitting West Indian Nicholas Pooran immediately stands out. His ability to clear the boundary with ease makes him a smart bet to score the most sixes in the Lucknow side.

After how they were taken apart with the ball by the Sunrisers Hyderabad openers last Wednesday, it represents a big gamble investing in the Super Giants bowling attack. But a significant improvement is expected with them having had six days to reflect on what went wrong and devise a plan of action for this clash with Delhi.

DELHI CAPITALS VS LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS EXPERT PREDICTION

Although Delhi Capitals boast a number of difference makers within their XI, all of whom are capable of single-handedly taking this game away from Lucknow Super Giants, motivation will be low when considering their slim chances of play-off qualification.

Lucknow will still believe they can reach the top four and you’d expect them as a collective unit to come together to put in one of their best performances. Expect a high-scoring encounter on a ground known typically for its high accumulation of runs and back the Super Giants to come out on top.

DELHI CAPITALS VS LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS TIP: LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS TO WIN