Today’s match sees the much improved Royal Challengers take on bottom team Kings XI Punjab. The Kings XI have struggled with everything this year throwing games that looked like they were all over. They have played themselves into great positions only to be let down by their bowling time and time again. Could this game be another disaster for the team with only one win from 7? We will look over the recent form and odds and pick some value betting tips for this match.
RCB v KXIP Latest Odds*
Taken from Betway India*
- Royal Challengers 8/13
- Kings XI Punjab 10/11
This was a great surprise to us that KXIP were not at longer odds than 10/11!
*Correct at time of writing, subject to change
RCB v KXIP Betting Tips
Covering our top tips and the latest from
Tip 1 – Who will win the match? Royal Challengers 8/13
You cannot bet against the Royal Challengers in their current form. With four wins from their last five, they seem to be heading for the kick out stages after a slower start. Captain Virat Kohli seems to have found some form after the early pressure was building on him and there is a strong chance that Indias captain could finally lift the IPL trophy.
So far RCB has lost just two matches. One of these was KXIP’s only win so far and it was a big one. KXIP batted first and put on 206/3 but then they actually bowled well! RCB were all out in the chase for 109 which is the lowest score we have seen posted so far this year.
After this, the Royal Challengers really stepped up their performances and got on a winning run. This started with a super over win against the Indians and has seen some comfortable wins since them – 8 wickets and by 82 runs. The only other defeat so far was at the hands of the Dehli Capitals, who now sit on top of the table.
Next, we look at the form of KXIP. So far they have one win from seven, despite scoring over 175 runs on three occasions. In their last game, they looked to be cruising to a win chasing 165 to win against the Knight Riders. Then the wickets started to fall and eventually they ended up two runs short. This is the story of the 2020IPL for KXIP. They have just not been good enough when it has been needed.
They have KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal as two of the highest scorers in the competition but still sit bottom. The bowlers at times have been very poor despite being seasoned internationals and they look like a team who are mentally beaten before they start. To back them to win here we would want to see much higher odds than 10/11.
Tip 2 – RCH win and Kohli over 0.5 sixes 6/4
We are always looking for some more value in the to win market and this looks to be the best for us. This means we just need Kohli to hit one six and the RCB to win to land at excellent odds of 6/4.
We are again just having two tips for this match.