IPL Day 5: Cricket Betting Preview

IPL Teams 2016

There are two matches on Sunday in IPL 2017:

  1. Hyderabad Sunrisers vs Gujarat Lions
  2. Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knightriders

All these teams have completed their first fixtures. If the form of these matches is any indication, the first match is a low-hanging fruit as far as Cricket betting odds at 12BET are considered. Sunrisers appeared a flawless and all-round brilliant team, while Gujarat Lions appeared lethargic overall and clueless in bowling. The second match, however, is a tough nut to crack for online betting odds. But we are here to help you. Here go our previews that would help you in making the punt.

Hyderabad Sunrisers vs Gujarat Lions

Yuvraj Singh, David Warner, Moises Henriques and other Sunrisers batsmen must be looking forward eagerly to this match, after seeing the way the Lions bowlers bowled against Kolkata Knightriders the other day. They failed to capture a single wicket. There cannot be a friendlier bowling attack than Lions’. Sunrisers batsmen will feast on this bowling attack. The Hyderabad team’s bowling, comprising Ashish Nehra, Ben Cutting, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the Afghan leg spinner Rashid Khan, will have no problems in dealing Lions’ batting either. Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik did bat well for the Gujarat team in their first match. But they will be no match for the overall strength of Sunrisers.

Prediction for cricket betting: Hyderabad Sunrisers will have a cakewalk.

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knightriders

This match is not easy to predict. Mumbai Indians lost their opening match against Pune Supergiant. But they showed glimpses of what they can do in both batting and bowling. For example, all their batting stars failed. Still, they made 180+. They did not field their stalwarts in bowling, such as Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh; but still almost defended the score. They appeared a well-settled unit with excellent bench strength. The question is when they will start winning.

Knightriders, it seems, hit the IPL turf running. They were terrific in the field, and even terrifying with the bat. They chased down a decent target before the 15th over without losing a wicket.  It will not be as easy against the Mumbai side. The Mumbai team is full of six-hitters who can potentially destroy KKR’s spin-heavy bowling unit.

Prediction for cricket betting: Whoever bats second is more likely to win. If you are looking for a straight answer, it is going to be Mumbai Indians.

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