Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 7, 2019

Both Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered befuddling defeats recently. Their next match is against one another at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. But who do our IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad favour?

The Sunrisers Hyderabad had been coasting through the IPL on the back of stunning batting displays from Jonny Bairstow and David Warner. However, the team came unstuck against Mumbai on Saturday. With the openers dismissed cheaply, the middle order buckled under pressure and SRH made just 96 chasing 136/7.

Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab have lost top spot in the table after losing at Chennai. While both teams remain in strong contention for a playoff place, they will be keen to get back to winning ways when they meet on Monday.

What are the cricket IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad?

The odds setters clearly aren’t too impressed with Kings XI. Even with home advantage, Ravi Ashwin’s side are the outsiders at 2.05. Leading the way here are Sunrisers at 1.80 with Bet365.

We haven’t been tipping too many outsiders lately. And while we lost out by backing SRH on Saturday, the quality teams have tended to come through. Hyderabad’s weakness has been exposed and they will need another fast start from Bairstow and Warner. But we expect them to respond to Saturday’s defeat in style.

Match Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab 2.05, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.80 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad?

Kings XI Punjab have similar issues to SRH and when Chris Gayle isn’t firing, the team tends to struggle. KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan both made fifties on Saturday, but the side posted just 138 in reply to Chennai’s 160/3. They need Gayle to fire and the West Indian is now second favourite to top score for KXIP at 3.75.

KL Rahul leads this IPL market at 3.60, while Mayank Agarwal follows at 5.00. Kings’ batters need to step up and other options here include David Miller at 6.50, Sarfaraz Khan at 7.00, and Sam Curran at an excellent 13.00.

Betting on IPL top batsman markets for Sunrisers Hyderabad usually involves a straight choice between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. They won’t deliver every time as we saw against Mumbai. Nevertheless, they have to be considered and it’s Warner who starts as clear favourite at 3.25.

Bairstow’s generous odds of 4.33 hold definite value by comparison. Meanwhile, the Kiwi pair of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson are at 4.33 and 4.50. Other Sunrisers’ options here include Manish Pandey at 7.00, Yusuf Pathan at 10.00, and Mohammad Nabi at 13.00.

That 4.33 price next to the name of Jonny Bairstow is a generous one, assuming he isn’t rested. But for our overall IPL 2019 Satta here, we’re going for Chris Gayle to top score for KXIP. The left hander has yet to carry his ODI form over to this tournament. But he won’t be out of touch for long and is due a big contribution here.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Rahul 3.60, Gayle 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Agarwal 5.00, Miller 6.50, Khan 7.00, Curran 13.00.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Warner 3.25, Bairstow 4.33, Guptill 4.33, Williamson 4.50, Pandey 7.00, Pathan 10.00, Nabi 13.00.

What are the most sixes IPL tips for Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad?

We’ll finish with another odds against tip in the Most Sixes market. The odds setters will look for the most powerful side so, while Kings XI are the outsiders to win the game, they are favourites to record most maximums at 1.95 with Betway.

That’s a fair price but, we’re backing Warner and Bairstow to come back into form on Monday. If that prediction comes to fruition, they should win this market and deliver a nice profit at 2.15 with Betway again.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab 1.95, Sunrisers Hyderabad 2.15 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 8.00.