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THE EDGE Tues: Gujarat Titans v Punjab Kings

IPL: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews Tuesday’s IPL game between Gujarat Titans v Punjab Kings with a recommended BETDAQ bet.


Gujarat Titans v Punjab Kings

MATCH OVERVIEW:

The Indian Premier League moves to the DY Patil Stadium again on Tuesday as Gujarat Titans take on Punjab Kings on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. After a very entertaining weekend, Gujarat Titans sat top of the table. They have been absolutely superb this season – their first season in the IPL – winning eight of their nine games. They look nailed on for a top two finish, and it’s also interesting to see the other new side Lucknow Super Giants move up into second after the weekend too! Talk about hitting the ground running for the new sides.

It’s been all change at the IPL this season with Mumbai and CSK sitting in the bottom two – usually we see them at the top of the table! The auction has had a massive impact this season in my view, it was clear Mumbai got it wrong, less so CSK but they are still weaker than before. What Gujarat and Lucknow have built it two very good teams, and Punjab Kings have their hands full today. Punjab might have a different side, but their style never seems to change – they always seem to be boom-or-busy! They are usually the side with the highest score and the lowest score – although RCB will take the lowest score this season!

When these sides met earlier in the season we had the best finish of the tournament! Gujarat hit two sixes off the final two balls to win the game after Punjab Kings set them a score of 189/9. That was a cracker, and hopefully we get more drama this afternoon.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

The scoring has been pretty up and down here, but we seem to have settled in the 160 to 150 range now. 158/6 was chased at the weekend in the last over, but Gujarat managed to defend 156/9 in the game previously. We have had two scores over 200 here, with one chased, and also Punjab Kings have collapsed all out for 128! It’s fair to say it’s been a mis bag scoring wise here, but I feel 170 is a good target for the side batting first – even if they fall a little short they are still in the game. I wouldn’t suggest there’s been any edge here batting or bowling first; this has probably been the most even ground in that sense.


RECOMMENDED BET:

Punjab Kings are a decent side, but they are pretty average too. They always seem there for the taking and Gujarat have performed at a much better level so far in the tournament. When the sides met earlier in the tournament, Gujarat were lucky winners – you couldn’t say otherwise given the odds of hitting two sixes off the final two balls – but Punjab basically played their best game that day and Gujarat still found a way to win. Gujarat have been a winning machine since, and they have such a well-balanced side they can extend their winning streak here.

The Edge Says:
Two points win Gujarat Titans to beat Punjab Kings at 1.85 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/GujPun


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

There isn’t a huge amount of stand-out trades heading into this game in my opinion. With such a long tournament, in some games the best thing to do is sit on your hands. I don’t see an advantage to batting or bowling first looking at the results and games here, so I’m happy to stay away from angling trades in either direction. The best in-play angle is probably supporting Gujarat with the bat – they have been absolutely superb with the bat and have a very solid and in-form batting order. As we saw the other day, even the bowlers can smash a few sixes at the death. I’d keep an open mind in-play and see do we get any over-reactions, I fancy Gujarat to win anyway so supporting their batting is only natural.

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