DC vs PBKS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 13, 2023

DC vs PBKS Match Prediction - May 13, 2023

Both, the Delhi Capitals as well as the Punjab Kings will be fighting for survival as they face off for the first time this season at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday. DC is dead-last and has to win all its remaining matches to have a chance of making it to the IPL 2023 playoffs. PBKS is in a slightly better-position but it also cannot afford to slip up now.

DC vs PBKS head-to-head record

Neither team has an advantage here as of the 30 matches played between the two teams, both of them have won 15 each.

DC vs PBKS Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 

DC vs PBKS Team Previews

Delhi Capitals

After making a terrible start to the season, the Delhi Capitals played some excellent cricket during the middle of the season to keep their qualification chances alive. But a loss against the Chennai Super Kings in their latest fixture means that the team must now win each of their upcoming games and will still have to depend on the outcomes of other teams’ matches to qualify.

Skipper David Warner was excellent with the bat early on in the season but has been found struggling to score runs in his last few outings. Phil Salt and Rilee Rossouw have got a couple of good starts but have failed to convert them consistently into big scores. They were beliigerent when they last played in the capital and that could give them confidence ahead of this match also.

It is a similar story with the top Indian batsmen of the squad too, as the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, and Sarfaraz Khan have had a terrible run. DC has chopped and changed between them without much success.

Axar Patel on the other hand has played exceedingly well with the bat, making this his best season in terms of the number of runs scored. He hasn’t been that lucky with the ball though as despite being economical, he hasn’t been able to take wickets at regular intervals.

It is a similar story with Kuldeep Yadav, who has picked up just 9 wickets in 11 matches. The seamers have done a decent job with Mitchell Marsh leading the way at 12 wickets.

Khaleel Ahmed and Ishant Sharma have bowled well in patches but will have to perform even better as they take on yet another strong batting line-up here. DC's squad looks pretty decent on paper but their performances have always fallen short and their strategies seem a bit school-boyish at times. 


Delhi Capitals Playing 11

David Warner, Philip Salt, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Aman Khan, Pravin Dubey, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar.

Punjab Kings

Despite putting up some of the strongest batting efforts in their recent matches, the Punjab Kings have failed to get favorable outcomes in 4 of their last 6 matches. As a result, the Punjab Kings are currently 8th on the points table and will need to play exceedingly well in each of their upcoming 3 games to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh will once again open the batting here and will be looking to give the team a good start. Dhawan has by far been the most consistent batsman in the team, scoring 3 half-centuries in 8 innings, and is also the leading run-getter in the team.

The others, including Jitesh Sharma, Sam Curran, and Liam Livingstone have chipped in on several occasions, and have helped the team put up some big totals. Punjab Kings have scored 200 or more on 4 occasions this season, which is their best such performance since the 2014 season.

In terms of power-hitting through the middle and depth in the lineup, PBKS holds a definite advantage.

However, it is the bowling that has emerged to be a weak link for the team.

Arshdeep Singh and Sam Curran, who are the team’s top seamers, have been taken for around 10 runs per over so far. Nathan Ellis has bowled well in patches but that hasn’t nearly been enough to contain the opposition batsmen. Arshdeep, in particular, seems to have lost his confidence and is being smashed about at the death by all teams.

It is a similar story in the spin department too, as Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar have managed to pick up just 10 wickets between them so far. We would also like to point out the terrible captaincy that Shikhar Dhawan has shown. He follows set-patterns and does not seem to be able to ract to game situations quick enough.


Punjab Kings Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

DC vs PBKS Toss Prediction

4 of the 5 matches played here have been won while chasing. We, therefore, think that the team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

When compared to some of the other venues this season, the Arun Jaitley Stadium offers a more balanced track, providing opportunities for the bowlers to take wickets. The average first-inning score here has been around 170. The pitch here is on the drier side and a bit sluggish. There are some cracks too, which can be exploited by the seamers as well as the spinners.

The weather here is expected to remain warm with temperatures between 33-38 degrees Celsius. 


DC vs PBKS Betting Tips

Both teams have been rather inconsistent this season and that is the reason why they are among the bottom 3 on the table. Looking at their recent forms, we feel that the home team has a slight edge here because of a better bowling line-up, which can be the key here.

Bet on the Delhi Capitals to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Punjab Kings Total score after 10 overs

    Under 80.5 (1.80)


The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium isn’t the easiest to bat on. As the pace attack for the Delhi Capitals is in decent shape, we reckon that the Punjab Kings will find it a bit difficult to go after them.

  1. 10CRIC


    Highest Opening Partnership

    Punjab Kings (1.91)


Prabhsimran Singh and Shikhar Dhawan are in good touch for the Punjab Kings this season and have given the team some good starts. On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals have tinkered around quite a bit with their opening combination but have failed to find a perfect pair. Also, Warner isn’t in the best of form at the moment.

  1. Betway


    Total Runs in the Highest Scoring Over of the Match

    Under 20.5 (2.50)


The Arun Jaitley Stadium provides a balanced surface and the batsmen will find it difficult to go after the bowlers. Also, the dimensions of the ground aren’t among the shortest. We are therefore recommending an Under bet for this.

Today Match Prediction

Delhi Capitals To Win the Match, 2.05

Bet Tip Here

Who will win DC vs PBKS

Delhi Capitals 68.19% (253)
Punjab Kings 31.81% (118)
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