Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on March 22, 2019

The wait is finally over and on Saturday, the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League 2019 will get underway. The scheduling has been a little unusual with many games yet to be confirmed. But at least the fixture calendar opens with a cracker. Two of the giants of the IPL battle it out with Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore facing off. But what are the IPL tips for Super Kings vs Royal Challengers, and who will come through at the end of 40 overs?

What are the IPL Tips for Super Kings vs Royal Challengers?

Traditionally, these are two of the most evenly matched sides and the result market here is a tight one. Chennai Super Kings are narrow favourites and can be taken at odds of 1.80 with Bet365. It’s a figure that leaves the Royal Challengers at 2.00 with Betway while they shorten and are closer to 1.80 with other sportsbooks.

Chennai Super Kings vs RC Bangalore IPL odds

If you’re taking an IPL 2019 Satta then this is a tough game to begin with. A big effort from Virat Kohli with the bat can certainly hand the game to the outsiders even though we think that RCB’s bowling attack is the weak link in this equation.

The toss could also be important. Based on greater depth in their batting line up, however, we’re going to agree with the bookies this time and opt for CSK.

Match Odds Summary: Chennai Super Kings: 1.80 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2.00 (Betway).

What are the top batsman IPL Tips for Super Kings vs Royal Challengers?

Shane Watson scored two centuries for Chennai in 2018. He was also the hero of the final, making an unbeaten 117 against the Sunrisers. Watson leads CSK’s top batsman market with most sportsbooks but elsewhere, he is a joint favourite at 4.33 with Betway. Suresh Raina can also be claimed at 4.33 with Bet365, while Ambati Rayudu follows at 4.75 with Betway.

MS Dhoni is always likely to deliver a profit at some stage in the competition and you can claim the skipper at an excellent 9.00 with Bet365. Other Chennai options include Murali Vijay at 5.50, Sam Billings at 8.00 and Kedar Jadhav at 13.00 – all with Betway.

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, there’s only one person who can possibly start as favourite and that’s Virat Kohli. The skipper heads RCB’s top batsman betting at 3.25 with Bet365. AB De Villiers can often be a sound IPL Satta and he follows at 4.50 with Bet365. Meanwhile, Parthiv Patel will tempt many at 6.00 with Betway.

RCB fans may be excited to see Shimron Hetmyer this season. And if he gets a start, the West Indian can be claimed at a generous 8.00 with Betway. Other batters for Bangalore include Moeen Ali at 7.50 and Heinrich Klassen at 9.00 – both with Betway again.

Of those prices, the figure that really stands out is the 9.00 against the name of MS Dhoni. He’s much shorter elsewhere and while Suresh Raina was our initial preference, those odds seem to good to ignore.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Chennai Super Kings: Watson 4.33 (Betway), Raina 4.33 (Bet365), Vijay 5.50 (Betway), Billings 8.00 (Betway), Dhoni 9.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Jadhav 13.00 (Betway).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Kohli 3.25 (Bet365), De Villiers 4.50 (Bet365), Patel 6.00 (Betway), Ali 7.50 (Betway), Hetmyer 8.00 (Betway), Klassen 9.00 (Betway).

What are the most sixes IPL Tips for Super Kings vs Royal Challengers?

Betting on IPL extends beyond the obvious bets and we have a host of options for our third IPL 2019 Satta of the day. Will we see a century in the opening game as we did way back in 2008? If you think any batter will go past three figures then you can get odds of 7.00 with Betway. Nevertheless, we’ll end our cricket betting tips by keeping it simple.

Royal Challengers Bangalore may just edge it in terms of power hitting. So, while we expect them to lose the game, Kohli and his men look a good bet to hit most sixes at 1.90 with Betway again.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.90 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Chennai Super Kings 2.20 (Betway), The Tie 8.50 (Betway).