Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 26, 2019

Neither Rajasthan Royals or Sunrisers Hyderabad are in perfect shape coming into Saturday’s tie. With that in mind, here are our IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rajasthan Royals have hinted at a remarkable comeback following a strategic change at the helm. Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy had come under continued criticism and after a string of defeats, he handed over the reins to Steve Smith. Victory over Mumbai ensued and while Rahane followed up with his first IPL ton, the Royals failed to close out against Delhi. A late win over KKR followed however, so Rajasthan somehow have a chance of making it out of the groups.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad recovered after a dip in form to remain in playoff contention. Defeat against the Chennai Super Kings last time out, however, has prevented the side from gaining some much needed traction in IPL 12.

What are the IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad?

Rajasthan’s poor form makes them an outside bet for an IPL 2019 Satta and you can claim Steve Smith’s men at odds of 2.25. Sunrisers are the favourites here at 1.66. But can they bounce back from that defeat to Chennai?

At the very least, that market should be a lot closer. Rajasthan have some form now, and what little advantage there is in T20 cricket can also help. We’re favouring the Sunrisers as their collective batting unit is starting to step up. Furthermore, their bowlers are due a better performance. However, we were hoping for better odds than 1.66.

Match Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals: 2.25, Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1.66 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad?

With Jos Buttler having returned to England, the remaining Royals batters have needed to step up. Both Smith and Rahane have scored heavily in recent matches. Consequently, the pair are joint favourites to top score here at 3.60.

Riyan Parag top scored with 47 in Thursday’s run chase . He will therefore attract interest at an excellent 10.00. Other Rajasthan options include Sanju Samson at 4.50, Rahul Tripathi at 6.50, and Stuart Binny as an outside Satta at 13.00 with Betway.

Sunrisers will have to make do without Jonny Bairstow, who was a prolific run scorer at the start of the campaign. Selection is crucial, though. So you may want to check the team sheets to see if SRH have brought in Kane Williamson or Martin Guptill as Bairstow’s replacement.

Whatever happens, David Warner will remain favourite in Sunrisers’ top batsman market. You can subsequently claim the left hander at odds of just 3.00. Martin Guptill is next at 4.50, as well as Kane Williamson at 4.50.

The profit from Sunrisers’ most recent game came from Manish Pandey who made a brilliant, undefeated 83. Pandey will attract interest at 8.50. Other Hyderabad options include Shakib Al Hasan at 9.50, and Deepak Hooda at 9.00.

Betting on IPL markets for Sunrisers will be difficult moving forward, due to those selection questions. It may be time for David Warner to convert again, but odds of 3.00 are very short, so we’ll look instead to Kane Williamson. Check the starting XI first. But Williamson should return, if fit, and he cannot stay out of form for much longer.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals: Smith 3.60, Rahane 3.60, Samson 4.50, Tripathi 6.50, Parag 10.00, Binny 13.00.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Warner 3.00, Williamson 4.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Guptill 4.50, Pandey 8.50, Hooda 9.00, Shakib 9.50.

What are the total runs in match IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad?

Betting on IPL can be an unpredictable business at times so it can pay to look at safer options. We’ve often used the total runs market at this year’s tournament and we’re doing so once again because Bet365 have set a low line.

The mark is at 320.5 runs with the same odds of 1.83 if you go over or under. The two sides on show have been inconsistent at times during this campaign. But surely, with so much batting talent in both dugouts, they will comfortably exceed that 320.5 figure.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 320.5: 1.83, (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 320.5: 1.83.