Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 15, 2019

There should certainly be a spicy atmosphere when these sides meet in Mohali on Tuesday. In the reverse fixture at the start of IPL 12, Rajasthan’s Jos Buttler was the victim of Ravi Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ just as the Royals looked set for the points. The fortunes of Rajasthan and Kings XI have taken different paths since that incident. But who will take the points from Tuesday’s contest? Here are our IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals.

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

Anyone taking an IPL 2019 Satta on this game might have expected a tighter match result market. The sportsbooks have installed Kings XI as the clear favourites at 1.66. Meanwhile, the Royals are the outside bet at 2.20 with Betway.

Immediate form shows some encouragement for Rajasthan, even though KXIP are higher up in the table. Kings have lost two games in succession, while the Royals claimed only their second win with victory over Mumbai. We also recall how Punjab started to slump at this stage in 2018. Betting on IPL matches sometimes involves applying that kind of trend and we feel that the Royals are in the ascendancy for Tuesday.

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

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

Chris Gayle came so close to adding to his world record haul of T20 hundreds when he made 99 against RCB last time out. KXIP’s hopes rest on Gayle to an extent. The West Indian can subsequently be claimed at 4.00 with Bet365 to top score against Rajasthan.

KL Rahul has passed three figures in this IPL 12 campaign and he starts as favourite in this IPL market at 3.60. Other options for Kings XI include Mayank Agarwal at 5.50, David Miller at 5.50, Karun Nair at 6.50 and Sam Curran at 17.00.

Rajasthan beat Mumbai last time out. Of concern, however, is the fact Jos Buttler is doing the bulk of the run scoring. The Royals are so reliant on the Englishman that he becomes a short priced favourite to top score at 3.25.

We’ve seen nothing from skipper Ajinkya Rahane at this IPL. But could this be his time to deliver a profit at 4.33? We’re not convinced about that and suggest an IPL 2019 Satta on one of the following; Sanju Samson at 4.50, Steve Smith at 4.75, Ben Stokes at 8.00, or Rahul Tripathi at 10.00.

We suspect Ben Stokes will come back in for this game and we took a nice profit on the all-rounder at 7.00 recently. Steve Smith’s inclusion may be in doubt however, but one man who should start is Sanju Samson. He needs far more consistency if he is going to break into the Indian national side. Nevertheless, he’s a talent and one that is due another big contribution.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab: Rahul 3.60, Gayle 4.00, Agarwal 5.50, Miller 5.50, Nair 6.50, Curran 17.00.

Rajasthan Royals: Buttler 3.25, Rahane 4.33, Samson 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Smith 4.75, Stokes 8.00, Tripathi 10.00.

What are the most sixes IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals?

Betting on IPL matches sometimes involves following a pattern. If the match result goes our way, we should also get a good return in the Most Sixes market. Kings XI Punjab are very short favourites here at 1.66. But if Chris Gayle falls early, then the Royals should take advantage.

It may need Jos Buttler to deliver the profit on his own. However, Rajasthan look exceptional at 2.62. Furthermore, those odds are about as long as you can get in the Most Sixes market.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab 1.66, Rajasthan Royals 2.62 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 8.00.