2018 Indian Premier League (IPL): Week 5 Preview & Betting Tips

May 5th 2018, 5:38pm, By: sribham

The 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) continues to enthral with tight encounters and plenty of teams still in contention for the playoffs. What do we have in store this weekend? Let’s take a look with our preview and IPL betting tips for the upcoming matches.

 

2018 Indian Premier League Week 5 Betting Tips

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune (Saturday 8:30pm AEST)

This promises to be an absolute thriller, just like their earlier encounter in the season. While CSK continue to be in the top three and one of the strongest sides set for the playoffs, RCB are playing hide and seek with the top four race.

What makes this interesting is the fact that both sides are struggling with their bowling coming into this encounter. While CSK have been found wanting in two of their last three games, RCB have found it tough to stop leaking runs in the death overs.

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, Hyderabad (Saturday night 12:30am AEST)

This is another encounter that could decide the exit of a team in the playoff race. The Daredevils may still have their hopes alive, but it is a conquest that may prove too tough for them. Especially against a Sunrisers side that is proving too tough for every opponent with their bowling prowess. Kane Williamson’s side may have got a little break, but it is tough to see that break spoiling their rhythm.

 

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai (Sunday 8:30pm AEST)

To see the Mumbai Indians continuously struggle in the first-half of an IPL season must be increasingly worrisome for their fans. With their season still hanging in the balance, they could put everything from their stable in this game.

KKR have shown in their recent games that they can play exceptionally well on a good day and then be extremely pathetic on a poor day. Which KKR will turn up is a matter of conjecture, one that could decide the fortunes of MI in this edition.

 

Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, Indore (Sunday night 12:30am AEST)

Kings XI are another side that have played really well in the first half of the season with exceptionally consistent performances. The presence of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul at the top of the order is a scary proposition – one that is sure to send shivers down the spine of any bowler.

The Royals have been sliding down the table with inconsistent performances and find themselves in a tricky position where they need to keep winning all the games. The key to instant improvement is not an elixir that the Royals have access to, and that may prove to be their bane in this encounter.

 

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