Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL Betting Tips

By Craig Simpkin on April 1, 2019

There are still two teams without a win in IPL 2019, and they meet here in Jaipur on Tuesday. The Rajasthan Royals are performing well but simply cannot get a victory over the line. Whereas for the Royal Challenges Bangalore two of their three performances of late have been well below-par. This one therefore looks set for a home victory then. But do our IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers concur?

What are the IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers?

Despite showing many more encouraging signs than their opponents, the Rajasthan Royals are still considered an underdog for this one at odds of 2.10 with bet365. They look worthy of an IPL 2019 satta to us.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, meanwhile, are the favourites at 1.75 with Betway. Yet, we question this after RCB’s opening day humiliations was followed by a demolition at the hands of the Sunrisers Hyderabad last time out. The Sunrisers recorded their highest ever IPL total and their widest margin of victory. In the meantime, RCB suffered their second heaviest defeat in history, and Virat Kohli’s men appear to be completely in the doldrums.

On home turf, the Royals have to be respected here.

Match Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals 2.10 (bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.75 (bet365).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers?

A flourishing middle-order got the Royals’ top three out of jail last time against Chennai, with Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes and Steve Smith all producing strong showings. But we expect the top three to shine against a weak RCB bowling attack. As such, Jos Buttler – back on the track after he scored 69 off 48 against the Kings XI – is certainly of interest at 3.60 with bet365. Ajinkya Rahane (70) and Sanju Samson (102) both produced fantastic knocks against the Sunrisers too. They are available at 4.00 with Betway and 4.50 with bet365 respectively.

Liam Livingstone, yet to start a game in IPL 2019, can be crossed off the list of candidates, though. But Steve Smith (5.50 with Betway) and Ben Stokes (8.50 with Betway) both come under consideration.

These are troubling times for RCB, who invest a large slice of their salary cap in their batting and who currently have just one batsman inside the top-20 for most runs at IPL 2019. They have tried three different opening combinations and none have worked. This is why we’re happy to swerve the unsettled Parthiv Patel at 6.00 with Betway. The likes of Moeen Ali and Shimron Hetmyer have failed to fire, while Marcus Stoinis is still away on Australian ODI duty.

That unsurprisingly leaves us with two possible candidates for RCB top scorer then: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

Kohli has looked out of sorts so far, the fluidity of his strokeplay unusually absent. Kohli’s odds of 3.00 with bet365 are too short; not an accusation we can usually throw at the great man.

And so de Villiers is our pick at 4.00 with bet365. At least he has one imperious innings of 70 against the Mumbai Indians to his credit so far.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Rajasthan: Buttler 3.60 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rahane 4.00 (Betway), Samson 4.50 (Bet365), Smith 5.50 (Betway), Stokes 8.50 (Betway), Tripathi 13.00 (Betway).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Kohli 3.00 (Bet365), de Villiers 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Patel 6.00 (Betway), Ali 6.50 (Betway), Hetmyer 7.50 (Bet365), Dube 13.00 (Betway).

What are the highest opening partnership in match IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers?

As we’ve mentioned, Kohli has tried three different opening combinations in IPL 2019; none of which have worked. He will presumably rotate once more here, and may even open up himself. But the uncertainty definitely isn’t helpful.

At least Rajasthan, for their faults, have a settled opening pair in Rahane and Buttler. Moreover, both of those players could thrive against RCB’s toothless bowling attack on Tuesday. As such, there’s value in their odds of 1.90 with bet365 to compile the highest opening partnership.

Highest Opening Partnership in Match Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals, 1.90 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2.05 (Betway).