Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on March 27, 2019

Sunrisers were the favourites to claim IPL 12 before a ball was bowled while the Royals are a strong outside bet for the title. Nevertheless, neither team managed to win their opening game. It’s still early in the group stages but the points would be welcome as the two sides meet on Friday. If you’re betting on IPL 2019 markets, this could be a tight game to call. So, before you make up your mind, let’s take a look at our IPL tips for Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals.

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

The bookies fail to share our support for Rajasthan Royals this season. Consequently, the sportsbooks have made Hyderabad hot favourites for the win on Friday. Sunrisers can be backed at 1.66 with Betway and that figure leaves the Royals lagging behind at 2.30.

In this instance, we suspect the market is correct. Rajasthan can’t win every game and their collapse following Jos Buttler’s Mankading betrayed a lack of batting depth under pressure. Rashid Khan and the bowlers hold the key to this one. If you’re taking an IPL 2019 Satta on the match result, we’re backing a Sunrisers victory.

Match Odds Summary: Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.66 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Rajasthan Royals 2.30.

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

David Warner made an emphatic return to the Sunrisers squad with 85 from 53 balls in their defeat to KKR. The Aussie was the pick of the batsmen by some distance. He is also favourite to top score for SRH against the Royals at 3.25.

If that looks a little too short, punters could consider Jonny Bairstow at 4.00. Kane Williamson is at 4.00, but doubts remain over his fitness. So perhaps a better bet would be Martin Guptill at 4.33. Other options for the Sunrisers here include Manish Pandey at 6.50, Wriddhiman Saha at 6.50, and Yusuf Pathan at 7.50.

Jos Buttler looked poised to blast Rajasthan to victory against Kings XI prior to his controversial dismissal. The opener is subsequently favourite to top score for the Royals again. Buttler is on offer at 3.25, followed by Ajinkya Rahane at 4.33 and both of those figures are with Bet365.

Rajasthan’s batting should have stepped up at the death on Monday. So we’re expecting better performances from Sanju Samson at 4.75, Steve Smith at 5.00, Ben Stokes at 6.50 and Rahul Tripathi at 10.00.

Warner could be the best option for Sunrisers, but that price looks too short. Therefore, we’re backing Ajinkya Rahane to top score for the Royals. The skipper can be inconsistent at the IPL. However, Rajasthan need one of his patient knocks and that 4.33 figure is a generous one.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Sunrisers Hyderabad: Warner 3.25, Bairstow 4.00, Williamson 4.00, Guptill 4.33, Pandey 6.50, Saha 6.50, Pathan 7.50.

Rajasthan Royals: Buttler 3.25, Rahane 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Samson 4.75, Smith 5.00, Stokes 6.50, Tripathi 10.00.

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

Bet365 have set their total runs line at 333.5 and there are the same odds of 1.83 available for betting either Over or Under. A low scoring game is expected in Hyderabad. And while we’d hoped that the line might have extended to 338.5, we’re happy to go under.

We just feel that the impressive Sunrisers bowling attack will have the final say in this. We may need Rajasthan to bat first and be put under pressure by the likes of Rashid Khan. And it will probably require Jos Buttler to depart early. Nevertheless, under 333.5 looks to be the perfect way to end this game.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 333.5, 1.83, Under 333.5, 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).