Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 29, 2019

Around ten days ago, it seemed almost certain that this match would be a dead rubber. RCB and the Royals were both struggling at the foot of the table, and elimination from IPL 12 looked imminent. However, a dramatic change of form in both camps has turned things around. With that in mind, here are our IPL tips for Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals.

In the meantime, Rajasthan kicked off the weekend with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Unfortunately for RCB fans, though, they couldn’t follow up. Defeat to Delhi subsequently leaves them rooted at the bottom. This is therefore a must win for Virat Kohli’s men.

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

Form and relative places in the table suggest a close game. Nevertheless, Royal Challengers Bangalore will go into this one as favourites at 1.80 with Bet365. That leaves Rajasthan Royals out at 2.05 with Betway, and there will be support for Steve Smith’s side as they target the final playoff slot.

RCB had been building momentum but appeared to run out of steam as they went down to Delhi on Sunday. It’s all about how they respond, knowing that a defeat here is set to put them out of contention. It’s a tough call as the Royals have better form. But in front of their home fans, our IPL 2019 Satta goes on Bangalore to bounce back and claim the points.

Match Odds Summary: Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.80 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rajasthan Royals: 2.05 (Betway).

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

Parthiv Patel is the most consistent batsman for RCB right now, which has not always been the case for this keeper / batsman. Consequently, Parthiv has delivered top batsman profits since the start of IPL 12. And after making 39 from 20 balls against Delhi, he’s at 4.75 with Betway to top score against the Royals.

Virat Kohli starts as favourite once again at 2.87. You can also pick up AB De Villiers at 3.75. Other options for the Royal Challengers include Marcus Stoinis at 8.00, Heinrich Klaasen at 9.00, and Shivam Dube at 13.00.

Moving over to Rajasthan and a number of players found form in their most recent win over the Sunrisers. Sanju Samson led the way with an undefeated 48 from 32 balls and he’s an option to top score against Bangalore at 4.33. Ajinkya Rahane is the favourite this time at 3.75. Meanwhile, skipper Steve Smith is listed at 4.00.

Liam Livingstone also made a telling contribution in the Royals recent victory and you can claim the Englishman at 4.25. Other batters for Rajasthan include Rahul Tripathi at 6.00, and Stuart Binny at 17.00.

When you have such a short priced favourite as RCB have with Kohli, prices for other batters look a lot more interesting. Betting on top batsman IPL markets means looking for a player to step up in a crisis and we think that man is AB De Villiers. He’s the calmest player in the Bangalore camp, and the one most likely to keep them in the tournament.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Royal Challengers Bangalore: Kohli 2.87, De Villiers 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Patel 4.75, Stoinis 8.00, Klaasen 9.00, Dube 13.00.

Rajasthan Royals: Rahane 3.75, Smith 4.00, Livingstone 4.25, Samson 4.33, Tripathi 6.00, Binny 17.00 (Betway).

What are the team total match sixes IPL tips for Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals?

Looking for an odds against price with which to finish has been tough. If you’ve been betting on IPL matches and following our predictions, you’ll know that we often take the Total Runs betting with odds available at 1.83. That’s an option this time, but there is a fairly high line of 340.5.

We’ll therefore finish with a value figure of 2.10 for the Royals to hit more than 5.5 sixes. They have decent form, and enough big hitters left to record at least six maximums, even if they then go on to lose the match.

Total Match Sixes for Rajasthan Royals Odds Summary: Over 5.5: 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 5.5: 1.66.