LSG vs CSK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 03, 2023

LSG vs CSK Match Prediction - May 03, 2023

The Lucknow Super Giants will be playing their second consecutive match at home as they host the Chennai Super Kings at the Ekana Stadium this Wednesday.

LSG vs CSK head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other just twice so far, and both have won 1 game each.

LSG vs CSK Live-streaming and Broadcast

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


LSG vs CSK Team Previews

Lucknow Super Giants

The Super Giants have been pretty inconsistent this season and this is evident from the fact that while they scored the second-highest score by any team in the history of IPL last Friday, they were unable to chase a modest target of 127 on Monday. Of course, the surfaces were very different as well.

The team has now lost 3 of its last 5 matches and is 3rd on the points table.

The onus of the loss can be squarely put on the batsmen as they showed a lack of intent and application. Only 2 of the top 6 batsmen managed to reach double-digit scores. The team will need to put the loss behind them and come out with a clear frame of mind.

Kyle Mayers will be the key batsman for the LSG here. He has been in excellent form this season and will be looking to score some runs at the top but his record in Lucknow is not very good. He has only scored runs in the first match played here and nothing much thereafter.

KL Rahul injured his thigh in the last match and we are still awaiting updates regarding his status.

Marcus Stoinis and Nicolas Pooran have been pretty consistent in the middle order. There ability to slcear the boundaries can be invaluable during the middle phase of the match when CSK is expected to try and lock the game down with its spinners.

More will be expected from Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya as both have failed to get going with the bat.

In the bowling department, Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra will hold the key here as the surface is quite slow. Naveen ul-Haq bowled a brilliant spell in the last match and will once again look to bowl a good spell at the death. Krunal Pandya and Stoinis are expected to start the proceedings with the new ball.

We continue to maintain that LSG is very well-suited to home conditions, however, its results have not gone the way they would have liked so far. 


Lucknow Super Giants Playing 11

Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Karan Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Naveen ul Haq, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.

Chennai Super Kings

Just like the Super Giants, the Super Kings too will be disappointed with their latest outing as they failed to defend a 200-run score at their fortress, the Chepauk. The Super Kings have now lost 2 matches on the trot and will need to win here if they want to avoid the danger of falling out of the top-4.

Devon Conway has been in sublime form in the last couple of weeks. He has scored 5 half-centuries in his last 6 outings and is 3rd on the list of top run-getters for the season. He has found a worthy opening partner in the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad, and together, they will once again look to give the team a good start.

The middle order looks pretty strong too, thanks to the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, and MS Dhoni. The two all-rounders, Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja add depth to the batting.

We think CSK is unlikely to send out Rahane to bat unless a wicket falls in the first 6 Overs. He can struggle against spin on slow surfaces and someone like Dube or even Moeen may be preferable. Ravindra Jadeja has been promoted in the past but he seems to take a bit more time than this current CSK management likes and so is relegated to batting in the death overs.

Tushar Deshpande is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 17 wickets but is very expensive. Similarly, Matheesha Pathirana has shown that he can take wickets but he lacks discipline in line and length. With the pitch in Lucknow being a bit slow, the spinners, Jadeja and Moeen Ali are likely to play a key role here.

On the face of it, the Ekana Stadium should suit CSK perfectly but this current CSK squad is built differently than the CSK teams of the past. They would prefer a more even surface on which its players can showcase their power game.


Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana.

LSG vs CSK Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. The evidence of the last couple of matches is clear. The pitch tends to slow down and can be very difficult to chase on. WInning the toss and batting first should be seen as having a massive advantage.



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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow provides a welcome relief for the bowlers. While we have seen plenty of 200+ scores this season, the average first-inning score here is 146. Anything over 150 will be difficult to chase here. The pitch is slow with low bounce and the ball tends to grip on the surface.

The skies are likely to remain overcast and we might see some drizzling. The temperature will remain below 30 degrees Celsius.


LSG vs CSK Betting Tips

Both teams have charted pretty similar journeys so far this season and there is little separating the two. We however think that the visitors have a slight edge here. The match fitness of KL Rahul will be a bit questionable after his injury in the previous match. Also, the Super Kings have plenty of variety in their bowling.

We feel this match will be determined by the team that can bat against spin better and that is where CSK could just edge ahead.

Bet on the Chennai Super Kings to win.


Today Match Prediction

Chennai Super Kings To Win the Match, 1.82

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Who will win LSG vs CSK

Lucknow Super Giants 51.06% (265)
Chennai Super Kings 48.94% (254)
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