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DC vs CSK Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 Match 7

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 7

Date & Time: 25 September, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Dubai Cricket Stadium, UAE

DC vs CSK: Who will win?

Week 1 of the IPL 2020 is coming to an end, and to finish this blistering week we have an exciting duel between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings lined-up. DC who stole a win against KXIP will be hoping to improve their performance in both departments ahead of the clash against Super Kings. CSK on the other hand had a game to forget in Sharjah, where they had no clue whatsoever on what they were doing. They will be keen to bounce back, and to their advantage, Dubai with its long boundaries may not present a graveyard for CSK bowlers like in Sharjah. And hence rightfully so they are expected to edge over DC in this blockbuster clash. If you are in for IPL betting, place your money on CSK.


Delhi Capitals:

  • Even though they failed to click in the first match, DC has a strong batting line-up. Top-4 packed by top Indian batsmen along with Hetmyer and Stoinis makes them a strong force.
  • Despite the injury concerns regarding Ashwin and Ishant, their bowling unit performed well above their weight.
  • Stoinis’s form is a huge plus. In him, they have potential long term finisher.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • The current form of Sam Curran is a huge plus for CSK. He has proved himself to be a genuine T20 all-rounder.
  • Faf showed great character in the last match. Each time when CSK falls apart one man or the other puts their arm up and takes charge.


Delhi Capitals:

  • Death bowling is a huge worry for DC. Apart from Rabada, the rest of their bowlers were taken to the cleaners by Mayank Agarwal in the last match.
  • The absence of Ravi Ashwin makes their spin attack a little vulnerable.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • In the absence of Ambati Rayudu, the anchoring role rests heavily on the shoulders of Faf du Plessis. Unless Dhoni promotes himself up the order, their middle-order looks vulnerable.
  • Worst opening duo in the tournament. Watson’s form is a huge worry and Vijay looks like he doesn’t belong to this format.
  • The form of Lungi Ngidi is a great concern for MS Dhoni. In the absence of Bravo, unless he steps up the bowling looks weak.

Win Prediction

  • DC- 40%
  • CSK- 60%

Betting odds

Bet 365: CSK- 1.80, DC- 2.00
Betway: CSK- 1.72, DC- 2.00

Chennai Super Kings to win the match

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  • With all these weaknesses, still, CSK has an edge over DC as per today match prediction. Only due to one reason, the Dubai cricket ground.
  • Long boundaries in Dubai will shift the advantage in favour of the slow seamers and spinners of CSK. Chawla who was at the receiving end in Sharjah will enjoy bowling in Dubai.
  • Dubai, unlike Sharjah, is not a 200+ ground, the scores in Dubai fall around 140-160 mark and with all these weaknesses CSK is still potent enough to score those runs.
  • Sam Curran with the ball, Sam Curran with the bat, he holds the key for CSK’s chances. With he in form, the victory is almost assured.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 21
  • DC – 05
  • CSK- 16

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • DC – 0
  • CSK – 1


All eyes will be on the great man MS Dhoni, as we head toward the 7th match of IPL 2020. Even though he surprised everyone with the bizarre batting order of CSK, the sixes that he hit in the last over is more than enough to anticipate what is more to come from him in the coming matches. As a captain, he has a lot of problems to address in this CSK squad. Apart from the form of Sam Curran and the fight that Faf du Plessis showed, nothing else looked positive for them. The biggest worry comes at the top of the batting order. It’s high time for Watson and Vijay to step up. If Vijay fails again in this match, he is sure to sit in the dug-out for the rest of the IPL. Ambati Rayudu who almost filled the void of Suresh Raina is injured and will miss today’s game. This is a huge blow for CSK and they would need timely contribution from young Ruturaj Gaikwad and the captain himself to provide support to Faf du Plessis.

Fewer changes are expected in the bowling department. Even though Chawla was thrashed by Samson in Sharjah, he won’t be having a nightmare like that in Dubai. Longer boundaries and spin-friendly conditions are expected to suit him. Lungi Ngidi who is struggling for form may make way for Josh Hazlewood. And as for the other players, there needs to be clarity regarding the role of Kedar Jadhav. Neither he nor does the team management knows what he is exactly doing in this team.

Delhi has a lot to address moving into this match. Despite a dismal show with both bat and ball, they somehow managed to steal a win against KXIP. The first area for them to address is batting. The hit and miss approach that their top order did in the last match will cost them badly if they are to continue with that. The team would want both Shikhar and Prithvi and even Hetmyer to hang in there to assess the conditions and then go for the glory shots. As per reports Ravi Ashwin has recovered but is expected to sit out as a precautionary measure. Veteran Amit Mishra will replace Ashwin in the eleven. Mohit Sharma who was at the receiving end may also make way for Avesh Khan. Apart from these, no other big changes are expected from DC.

CSK Playing 11: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaekward, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

DC Playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amith Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma/Avesh Khan.

Expert free tip and IPL betting tips

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  • Faf du Plessis is the lone trustable batsman in the CSK line-up. As for cricket betting tips, he is the sure-shot player to invest your money in.
  • He may have gone for a duck in the last match, but Ruturaj Gaikwad is a promising young talent. Take him in your teams to gain big in grand leagues.
  • MS Dhoni in the last match showed glimpses of what is more to come from him. Bet on him to score big in this match.
  • Kagiso Rabada, Rishab Pant, and Sam Curran are a must in any fantasy teams. Leave them at your own risk.

DC vs CSK Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Long boundaries, seamer-friendly conditions up-front, and great assistance to spinners, this is what Dubai has to offer. Dew could be a decisive factor on the toss, and it could encourage captains to field first. But keep in mind 5 of the 6 matches so far were won by teams batting first. An average score close to 150-160 would make up for a good contest on this pitch.

If Delhi Capitals bats first: 160-170

If Chennai Super Kings bats first: 140-150

MI vs CSK free cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

DC- Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan

To succeed in Dubai, you need patience. Batsmen need to hang in there and build their innings patiently. Two people capable of doing that for Delhi are Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan.

CSK- Faf du Plessis

In the absence of Ambati Rayudu, he is the only batsmen capable of doing the anchor role in CSK. If you are in for IPL betting, place your bet on him, and if you are in for fantasy cricket, make him your captain or vice-captain. He won't disappoint.

Other prominent options: Rishab Pant, MS Dhoni

Top Bowler

DC- Kagiso Rabada

This man needs no introduction. One of the best fast bowler going on in the world right now, he is expected to exploit the favourable conditions early on in the innings.

CSK-Deepak Chahar

Dubai offers a bit of movement for swing bowlers in the early part of the innings. This is expected to suit Deepak Chahar.

Other prominent options: Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Amit Mishra (if he plays)

Most Sixes

DC- Marcus Stoinis/ Rishab Pant

CSK- MS Dhoni/ Sam Curran

Player of the Match

Sam Curran

His slow cutters with the ball and fireworks with the bat will hold the key for CSK's chances in this match. he is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match' category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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