Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on March 24, 2019

When Rajasthan Royals changed their batting order in 2018, their campaign was transformed. The eventually team made it into the playoffs and while they couldn’t go any further that year, at IPL 12 Rajasthan seem equipped to be even better. The Royals get their season underway on Monday. Travelling to meet them are Kings XI Punjab who are looking to make amends for another disappointing campaign in 2018. But who do our IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab favour?

What are the IPL Tips for Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab?

If you’re taking an IPL 2019 Satta on the outright winners, we suggest taking a close look at the Royals. The sportsbooks back up our theory with Rajasthan Royals clear favourite for the win at 1.66 with Betway. Kings XI Punjab follow at 2.20 with Bet365, and will always be a threat. Particularly when you consider they have batters of the calibre of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.

In AJ Tye, Kings XI Punjab also have the winner of the Purple Cap in 2018, so they will win games. However, we feel that the explosive power and balance of the Royals’ batting attack will come through. Back Rajasthan for the win but if that 1.66 price looks a little too short for you, betting on IPL markets gives us plenty of alternative options.

Match Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals: 1.66 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Kings XI Punjab 2.20 (Bet365)

What are the top batsman IPL Tips for Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab?

Jos Buttler was mainly responsible for Rajasthan’s change in fortunes last year. He is also clear favourite to top score for Rajasthan here. The opener is on offer at 3.25 with Betway and is followed by Ajinkya Rahane at 4.33 with Bet365. Newcomer Liam Livingstone is available at 4.50 with Bet365 but we’re not certain he’ll start. Therefore, we’ll consider Steve Smith at 4.50 with Bet365 again.

Other picks for the Royals’ top batsman market include Sanju Samson at 5.00, Manan Vohra at 5.50, Ben Stokes at 7.00 and Rahul Tripathi at 9.00 – all with Betway.

There’s only one place to start for Kings XI and that’s with Chris Gayle. The big left hander was devastating in the recent West Indies vs England series. He subsequently goes off on Monday at odds of 3.75 with Bet365. Surprisingly for some, Gayle is just a joint favourite here with KL Rahul also available at 3.75 with Bet365 again.

Those two seem to be the most likely options. Meanwhile, other KXIP players include Mayank Agarwal at 4.50 with Betway, David Miller at 5.50 with Bet365, Mandeep Singh at 6.50 with Betway and Karun Nair at 6.50 with Bet365.

It’s tempting just to take an IPL 2019 Satta on Chris Gayle here. Especially having witnessed his performances in that recent ODI series. However, for a better price, we’ll take the 4.50 on Steve Smith. Check the team sheets to make sure he starts. Nevertheless, we’re tipping a big tournament for the returning Aussie, starting with a top score in this match.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals: Buttler 3.25 (Betway), Rahane 4.33 (Bet365), Livingstone 4.50 (Bet365), Smith 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Samson 5.00 (Betway), Vohra 5.50 (Betway), Stokes 7.00 (Betway), Tripathi 7.00 (Betway).

Kings XI Punjab: Gayle 3.75 (Bet365), Rahul 3.75 (Bet365), Agarwal 4.50 (Betway), Miller 5.50 (Bet365), Singh 6.50 (Betway), Nair 6.50 (Bet365).

What are the total match sixes IPL Tips for Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab?

If you want a longer Satta than the ones we’ve offered so far, we’d suggest heading for Rajasthan’s top bowler betting. K Gowtham impressed us last season and he looks good there at 6.50 with Bet365.

We will, however, end our betting on IPL markets in this game by backing Over 9.5 sixes at 1.83 with Bet365. It’s a much shorter option. However, when you consider the firepower on the opposing sides – Buttler, Gayle, Samson, Stokes, Rahul etc – it surely must come in.

Total Match Sixes Odds Summary: Over 9.5, 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 9.5, 1.83 (Bet365).