PK vs LSG, IPL 2023 Match 38 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

A thrilling week of IPL action concludes with Punjab Kings hosting Lucknow Super Giants in Mohali on Friday evening.  The teams are level on points and the bookies can’t separate them ahead of this game either with both sides priced at 10/11 (1.91) to win.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 38
  • April 28, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • I.S Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

This pitch is one which offers something for all types of bowlers but equally batters will feel at ease after a few balls. Any first innings total of over 175 is likely to be competitive.

The forecast is for cloudy conditions but with the humidity level not exceeding 50% across the game. There is no prospect of rain interrupting the play at any point with the temperature above 28 degrees throughout.

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants – Match Predictions

Punjab Kings have won two of their last three with Lucknow Super Giants losing two of their last three but we are backing the away side, Lucknow, to come out with the two points after winning this match.

Probable 6s

Although Kyle Mayers is never backwards in terms of coming forwards and attacking the opposition bowlers, we expect Liam Livingstone to find some form in this game. Alongside Sam Curran in the Punjab Kings XI, both Englishmen have an extraordinary ability to find the boundary without the ball bouncing! We expect it to be a close competition but are backing Punjab Kings to hit the most sixes.

Our prediction: Punjab Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 5/6 (1.83).

Probable Wickets

After missing the last two games, Lucknow Super Giants’ supporters were delighted to see pictures of the English fast bowler arriving in Mohali on Wednesday. No other player has been as dangerous with the ball as he has been in the 2023 IPL, his 11 wickets have come at a strike-rate of 8.72 and an average of 11.81. He is our pick for Lucknow Super Giants’ top wicket taker in this match.

Our prediction: Mark Wood to be Lucknow Super Giants’ highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

There are plenty of top players on show in this game and many of them will be candidates to take the Player of the Match Award. However, we have been very impressed by Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis who has picked up two wickets in each of his last two games. Also a powerful batter, we expect him to contribute with bat and ball and standing out from the rest in this fixture.

Our prediction: Marcus Stoinis to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00).

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants

With Lucknow Super Giants joining the IPL for the first time in 2022, this will be only the third time that these sides have gone head to head. So far, both sides have won one each with Punjab Kings winning the clash earlier in this campaign.

Punjab Kings

After missing the last three games, we expect Shikhar Dhawan to return to the side and to lead the side again as captain. Sam Curran will revert to his role as all-rounder with Prabhsimran Singh dropping out of the team.

Predicted XI: Matthew Short, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Singh, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar

Lucknow Super Giants

Although there are plenty of loud voices demanding a place in the XI for Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers continues to deliver at the top of the order. It would be a big surprise if Mark Wood was not fit enough to return to the team and play in this game.

Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Amit Mishra

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Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants

With both teams believing they have a chance of finishing in the top four and challenging for the 2023 IPL title, this will be another great game to watch. You will not miss any of the action via the Sky Go App or on the Sky Sports Cricket Channel.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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