Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 11, 2019

Another year, another disaster for Royal Challengers! Virat Kohli’s men will become the first team eliminated from IPL 2019, unless they turn around their dismal form soon. Six straight losses will be tough to recover from and Saturday’s game against Kings XI Punjab is a must win. So let’s get straight to our IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers.

Kings are the hosts and will be confident of taking the points after pushing Mumbai so close on Wednesday. Only a brilliant display of hitting from Kieron Pollard snatched the points. But against struggling RCB, Kings XI are the form team.

What are the IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers ?

There may be a big difference in terms of form and league position between these two sides. Nevertheless, the bookmakers just can’t split them. Kings XI Punjab are available for the win at 1.90. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore can be claimed at that same 1.90 with Betway.

The most positive thing we can say for RCB fans is that their team has enjoyed a good rest. By the time they take to the field in Mohali, Kohli’s men will have had a break of six days. But will that be enough to turn their fortunes around?

Kings XI have a tighter gap since their last game against Mumbai on Wednesday. Betting on IPL results doesn’t always give you good value and this is one of those occasions. The Royal Challengers’ price is more to do with reputation than performance. And while we’re tipping their first win of IPL 12, 1.90 isn’t a great price.

Match Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab: 1.90, Kings XI Punjab 1.90 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers ?

Kings XI approached 200 against Mumbai, with  KL Rahul grabbing the headlines with the fourth century of this tournament. Nonetheless, Rahul’s opening partnership with Chris Gayle paved the way. Against the Royal Challengers, Rahul is favourite to top score at 3.60 with Bet365. Gayle follows at 3.75.

We haven’t quite seen the best of David Miller in this tournament, but you can pick up the South African at 5.50. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal is on offer at that same 5.50. We’re banking on a top order collapse for KXIP. Therefore, some later options could include Sam Curran at 8.00, Sarfaraz Khan at 9.50 and Mandeep Singh at 10.00.

For the Royal Challengers, skipper Virat Kohli has started to carry his team with the bat and he comes into this game having top scored in each of his last two matches. Against KXIP, Kohli can be picked up at IPL market odds of 2.87, while AB De Villiers is quoted at 4.00.

RCB’s middle order really needs to step up and take responsibility here. So the pressure is on Parthiv Patel at 5.50, Marcus Stoinis at 7.00, plus Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali who are both at 10.00.

This is another case where our preferred pick is just too short for comfort. Virat Kohli to top score for Royal Challengers looks an obvious choice, but 2.87 isn’t a terrific price. Instead, for our IPL 2019 Satta here, we’ll look to Mayank Agarwal to top score for Kings XI. Our theory is that early wickets will fall and Agarwal’s more patient approach would then be needed.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab: Rahul 3.60 (Bet365), Gayle 3.75, Miller 5.50, Agarwal 5.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Curran 8.00 (Betway), Khan 9.50, Singh 10.00.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Kohli 2.87, De Villiers 4.00, Patel 5.50, Stoinis 7.00, Dube 10.00, Ali 10.00.

What are the Most Sixes IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers ?

In the previous market, we opted for a longer Satta. Therefore, we’ll take a near 50/50 call in our final tip of the day. It’s a bit of a hedge. However, by taking Kings XI to hit most sixes at 2.05, we’re covered if Rahul and Gayle hang around longer at the crease than we’d hoped.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab 2.05 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Royal Challengers Bangalore 2.05, The Tie 8.50.