Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 10, 2019

On Thursday, the Rajasthan Royals welcome Chennai Super Kings to Jaipur in what will clearly be another tough test. But who do our IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Super Kings favour?

When Betting on IPL markets first opened for this year’s competition, we felt that Rajasthan Royals might just have been equipped to go deep into this competition. Unfortunately for fans and backers, Ajinkya Rahane’s men are currently second from bottom with just one win in five.

Only RCB sit below them but unlike the Royal Challengers, there is greater depth in this Royals squad. Somehow they aren’t connecting as team but they need to do that and do it fast.

What are the IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Super Kings?

Chennai may now be away from a controversial home surface, but they are clear favourites for the win at 1.72 with Bet365. Rajasthan are on offer at 2.10. Moreover, they are clearly in a critical position in terms of saving their season.

CSK have won all four of their home games and should now be tested as they go on their travels. The Royals have simply not been good enough no matter where they’ve played. Therefore, based on form alone, anyone taking an IPL 2019 Satta here will find it almost impossible to look past the favourites.

Match Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals 2.10, Chennai Super Kings 1.72 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

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

The one positive from Rajasthan’s defeat to KKR last time out was the return to form by Steve Smith. The Aussie top scored with an undefeated 73 in an otherwise poor display of 139/3. Smith is therefore a serious option for an IPL 2019 Satta in Thursday’s top batsman market at odds of 4.33 with Betway.

Jos Buttler is the favourite in this market at 3.50 with Bet365. Meanwhile, skipper Ajinkya Rahane needs some runs and can be found at 4.33. Could this be time for the Royals to look at Liam Livingstone? The big hitting Englishman is on offer at 4.50. Other options for Rajasthan include Sanju Samson at 4.50, and Rahul Tripathi at 7.00. Ben Stokes is also on offer at 7.50.

Moving over to Chennai and, as we’ve been saying, their batters have yet to really fire. Faf Du Plessis has top scored in each of their last two games. The South African will therefore attract money at his odds of 4.33. Shane Watson starts as favourite here at 4.00. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina is at 4.50.

Chennai’s middle order has yet to be really put under pressure. However, we can certainly look at other options including Ambati Rayudu at 6.00, MS Dhoni at 7.50 and Kedar Jadhav at an excellent 10.00.

We usually play relatively safe in top batsman markets. Nevertheless, betting on IPL games can sometimes involve taking a bigger punt. Ben Stokes should deliver a profit on occasions in this series and, as we’re expecting early Rajasthan wickets to tumble, a late rearguard action from Stokes could also deliver us a profit.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals: Buttler 3.50, Rahane 4.33, Smith 4.33, Livingstone 4.50, Samson 4.50, Tripathi 7.00, Stokes 7.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

Chennai Super Kings: Watson 4.00, Du Plessis 4.33, Raina 4.50, Rayudu 6.00, Dhoni 7.50, Jadhav 10.00.

What are the top bowler IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Super Kings?

CSK’s spinners have held the key at home and they should have a big part to play in Jaipur too. The absence of Dwayne Bravo has weakened the seam attack so spin will be pivotal in Thursday’s clash.

Our man in Chennai’s top bowler market is Imran Tahir who is short at 3.00 at other books, but generous at 4.33. We’ll list other options below. However, the South African is in form and set for another winning contribution with his leg breaks.

Chennai Super Kings Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bravo 4.00, Harbhajan 4.25, Tahir 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Chahar 4.50, Jadeja 4.50, Kuggeleijn 5.00.