The 2022 IPL has come down to the final game with the IPL Championship final set to take place in Ahmedabad on 29 May. The IPL Championship final will see the Gujarat Titans (GT) who finished as IPL table-toppers take on the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Sunday night to a packed stadium.

The BCCI will be very happy to see how the 2022 IPL betting season has panned out after adding two new IPL franchises to the 2022 season. GT which is one of the two new IPL franchises have looked outstanding throughout the IPL and are now just one game away from winning their first IPL Championship. The Royals won the inaugural IPL Championship and the only thing that stands between them and their second IPL Championship is GT.

GT and RR played each other on May 24 during Qualifier 1 and it was pretty much a one-sided game as GT cruised to victory and won by 7 wickets. They will be full of confidence as they enter the 2022 IPL Championship final as they have played RR twice this season and won both games easily.

The pressure of playing in an IPL Championship final can change things very quickly and we expect the final to be a lot more competitive than the last two occasions when GT and RR played each other. RR are coming off an impressive win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Qualifier 2 and will also be very confident that they can upset GT and add to their silverware.

Will GT end up winning their first-ever IPL Championship or will RR cause an upset and win their second IPL Championship? Our betting experts look at the IPL betting odds for the final and share their insights as to what are the key factors that will influence the outcome of the 2022 IPL final.

2022 IPL Final: GT vs RR Betting Sites

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Odds

Bet365 has once again rated GT as the betting favorite with odds of 1.8 while RR are slight underdogs with odds of 2.0. Our betting experts agree with these odds as GT has been the better team throughout the 2022 IPL betting season and deserve to be betting favorites.

If you like to place a safe bet, then go with GT as they definitely look and play like a champion side. However, if you are willing to take a calculated risk, back the RR to cause an upset in the IPL Championship final.

GT vs RR Match Prediction

We are going to back GT to maintain their dominance over the Royals and win the 2022 IPL Championship final on May 29.

We believe these are the key factors that will influence the outcome of the IPL 2022 final.

H Pandya vs S Samson

One of the main reasons GT and RR find themselves in the 2022 IPL Championship final is due to the leadership of H Pandya and S Samson. The two captains have showcased some great leadership skills with their decision-making, man-management, and ability to absorb pressure. They have also led from the front by making personal contributions when it mattered and have the respect of their players.

Will these two captains be able to maintain their cool and once again lead from the front during the IPL Championship final or will the pressure of the occasion cause one of them to make a mistake and stumble when it matters most?

Batting Depth

The batting department for both teams will be tested during the 2022 IPL Championship finals. GT have struggled with their opening combination throughout this tournament and have had to rely on H Pandya, D Miller, and M Wade to bail them out. RR have done well because their openers have been in good form, especially J Butler who has made big scores in the Eliminator and Qualifier 2.

Rajasthan Royals will want to get rid of the GT openers early once again and put pressure on the middle-order as it will help to slow down the scoring. GT know how important it is to get Butler early and then put pressure on their captain S Samson.

In the batting department, we believe the Royals have the edge.

Bowling Strength

The bowlers are going to be under a different kind of pressure in the IPL finals. M Shami, Y Dayal, and R Kishore were very expensive for GT in their last game against RR. R Khan was the standout bowler for GT and the Royals need to come up with a plan to get more runs from Khan.

RR have a strong bowling line-up as T Boult and P Krishna have been in great form. Y Chahal has also been outstanding but had an average game in Qualifier 2. GT will need to have a plan to stop Boult from getting wickets and see if they can neutralize Y Chahal in the finals.

In the bowling department, we believe the Royals also have the edge!

GT vs RR T20 – IPL Final Betting Tips

Here are some of the IPL betting tips for you to take into consideration for Qualifier 1.

GT vs RR Top Batsman

The three big guns for Gujarat Titans are going to be captain H Pandya (5), D Miller (5.5), and M Wade (6) while the batters capable of winning the game for RR are going to be J Butler (3.5), Y Jaiswal (3.75) and S Samson (4.75).

GT vs RR Top Bowler

This can turn out to be a tough evening for the bowlers who will need to be on top of their game. The three bowlers that GT will depend heavily on are M Shami (3.75), R Khan (3.75), and L Ferguson (4). RR will expect T Boult (3.6), R Ashwin (5), and Y Chahal (3) to be at their best and help them win this game.

GT vs RR Player of the Match

The three players that have the best odds to win this game for GT are H Pandya (9.5), D Miller (15), and R Khan (9). We expect the top performer for RR to be either J Butler (6.5), Y Jaiswal (11), or T Boult (11).

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Projected Playing XI

We expect both teams to go into the 2022 IPL Championship final with a similar playing XI to Qualifier 1.

Gujarat Titans: S Gill, W Saha, H Pandya (C), M Wade, D Miller, R Tewatia, R Khan,  R Kishore, L Ferguson, Y Dayal, M Shami.

Rajasthan Royals: Y Jaiswal, J Butler, S Samson (C), D Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, R Parag, R Ashwin, DJ Mitchell, P Krishna, T Boult and Y Chahal.

Gujarat Titans vs. Rajasthan Royals Head To Head

Gujarat Titans have played the Rajasthan Royals on two occasions so far and have won both games comfortably. Will GT be able to make it three in a row and maintain a spotless head-to-head record or will the Royals be able to bounce back and make it 2-1?

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