Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab: IPL Betting Tips
RCB continue to cling on to the 2019 IPL after producing a thrilling, one-run win over Chennai at the weekend. Virat Kohli’s men have found form and while their recovery may have come too late, they should still provide a stiff test for Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, KXIP have started to drift down the table and, in a repeat of last season, the side are losing their impetus in the second half of the group phase. Needless to say, it’s all to play for at the M. Chinnaswamy.
What are the IPL tips for Royal Challengers v Kings XI Punjab?
Bangalore’s run of three wins from their last four gives them a clear lead in the IPL markets and you can back the hosts at odds of 1.80. Kings XI drift out to 2.00 with Betway but they will retain some hope of causing an upset.
This is likely to come down to a battle between two batsmen on each side. Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers are anchoring Royal Challengers’ top order. Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle often have to go it alone for Kings XI. At the start of the week, we were backing RCB to take quick early wickets and that opinion hasn’t changed. Therefore, we’re backing the home side here.
Match Odds Summary: Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.80 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Kings XI Punjab: 2.00 (Betway).
What are the top batsman IPL tips for Royal Challengers v Kings XI Punjab?
Parthiv Patel was the lynchpin as RCB posted a winning total of 161/7 against the Super Kings. Betting on IPL top batsman markets rarely involves tipping the keeper. However, Parthiv has delivered three profits this season and will attract interest at 6.50.
Virat Kohli starts as the favourite at 2.87. He’s followed by AB De Villiers at 4.00. Further down, check that Moeen Ali starts before taking the Englishman at 8.00. Other options include Marcus Stoinis at 12.00, and Akshdeep Nath at 15.00 with Bet365.
In Kings XI Punjab’s version of the top batsman market, Chris Gayle has now taken over as favourite at 3.25. The West Indian is now ahead of KL Rahul at 3.60. Anyone betting on the IPL this season will already know that the openers tend to dominate KXIP’s top batsman market.
There are other options, though. You could get behind David Miller at 5.50, Mayank Agarwal at 6.00, Mandeep Singh at 10.00, or Sam Curran at 17.00.
We expect this to come down to a choice between two batters on each side. Therefore, the odds aren’t that exciting. However, with Chris Gayle providing more consistency, KL Rahul has drifted to a reasonable figure of 3.60. He’s in contention for the Orange Cap, so we’re happy to get behind Rahul at that price.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: Royal Challengers Bangalore: Kohli 2.87, De Villiers 4.00, Patel 6.50, Ali 8.00, Stoinis 12.00, Nath 15.00.
Kings XI Punjab: Gayle 3.25, Rahul 3.60 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Miller 5.50, Agarwal 6.00, Mandeep Singh 10.00, Curran 17.00.
What are the top bowler IPL tips for Royal Challengers v Kings XI Punjab?
If we switch from the Orange Cap to the Purple Cap race, we see that Kings’ Mohammad Shami is in contention for the award as leading wicket taker. The seamer is a favourite of ours in top bowler markets at the international level. So, we’re happy to take him as our final IPL 2019 Satta of this game.
KXIP Skipper R Ashwin also has designs on that Purple Cap and he starts as favourite at 4.00 here, but Shami is the value pick at 4.33.
Kings XI Punjab Top Bowler Odds Summary: Ashwin 4.00, Shami 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Ur Rahman 4.33, Curran 4.50, Viljoen 4.50, Rajpoot 5.50.