Friday the 9th of October sees the hit and miss Rajasthan Royals take on the in-form Dehli Capitals in the IP. Both teams, on their day, are in great form with the bat and this could be an epic match if the runs start flying!
The Dehli Capitals are the team to watch at the moment. A win today could see them overtake the Mumbai Indians at the top of the table. In five games so far they have four wins and an excellent net run rate of +1.066, again second only to the Mumbai Indians.
The sports betting sites have them priced up as the short favourites with the Royals out at odds against. This is no surprise with the Royals coming into this game on the back of three straight defeats. This is since one massive run chase where they looked in fine form. It has really been a collapse of confidence. They only have Sanju Sampson in the top 20 run scorers and he was in the top five after the first two matches.
RR v DC Latest Betting Odds
Latest odds from 22bet
- Rajasthan Royals 6/5
- Dehli Capitals 67/100
These odds are around where we would expect based on the form of both teams. You will find over 100 markets for this match with 22 bets who are a highly rated cricket betting site. You can see our full cricket betting sites list here.
RR v DC Betting tips
Our team of cricket betting experts have selected three top bets for today’s match.
Tip 1 – Who will win the match? Dehli Capitals at 67/100
This is a short-priced bet but when you consider the form it is hard to pass up. It is the IPL so as always any team could win on the day but with the Royals on a losing streak and the Capitals flying it would be tough to back the Royals, even at odds on of 6/5.
If we look a the latest IPL winners odds we will see that the Capitals are now the second-favourites for the tournament at 100/30 having started as the sixth favourite at 6/1. This shows how much they have surprised the odds with their excellent performances and now are seen as a potential winner in the bookmaker’s eyes.
In their last 2 wins the Dehli Capitals have batted first and posted very good scores, 196 and 228. Their batting has been excellent and they have strength throughout their order with giving the opposition bowlers no rest when a new player comes in. Iyer, Shaw and Pant are all in the top 15 run-scorers of the tournament so far.
The batting order has a great mix with the experience of Dhawan as an opener combined with the explosive middle-order including all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. It was the bit hitting of Stoinis in the last match that set them on the way to the 196. coming in with a few overs remaining he top-scored with 53 off 26 balls, a strike rate of over 200. It is this hitting that can take a reasonable score to an exceptional one.
After winning their first two matches the Royals have faltered to deceive with their poor performances. We have backed them to win on the back of their chase of 224 but they have been very poor in comparison to their early games.
Last time out they almost rolled over for the Mumbai Indians, all out for 136 chasing 195. Jos Buttler, 70, got over half the teams runs but another batsman could stay in with him. Samson, who had been in great form, was out for a duck and when Buttler went it was clear the match was all over.
Before that was a loss to the Royal Challengers where the Royals batted first but only post 154/6. RCB chased that down with five balls to spare, but it never really looked in doubt that they would make it. Again Samson disappointed with just four runs, along with opener Steve Smith who clocked up just 5 runs before being bowled out. It was the middle and lower order who made the score more respectable with Lomror – 47, Tewatia -24 and Archer – 16 who managed to get some late runs on the board.
With this form, we cannot back the Royals to win and if they bat like this it could be a stroll to victory for the Capitals.
Tip 2 – Betway #Betyourway – Tewatia to take 1 wicket and hit 1 6 9/5
Tewatia has been one of the bright sparks in the Royals team in the past few matches. He has batted really well and bowled with a solid approach. This bet caught our eye at 9/5 and represents good value.
Betways #Betyourway is a market where you can build your own bets on the same match as multiples. This gives us some great options for finding some value bets.
Tip 3 – Either team to win by 10 wickets 25/1
This recently happened in the IPL 2020 and we could see the possibility of it happening here. We are waiting to back this to see if the Royals bat first – if they do then we will take the bet.
The Royals have been close to posting a very poor score in their recent matches and could post a very low score here. If they do then the chances of a 10 wicket win could be on the cards.