Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: Resurgent Punjab Kings face out-of-form Rajasthan Royals

May 6, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for March 52
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
7th May, 2022, 03:30 PM

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Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan Royals

Punjab Kings will face Rajasthan Royals in match 52 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. The match is expected to begin at 03:30 PM IST.

Both teams have faced off 23 times in the history of the competition where the Royals have a slight edge with 13 wins compared to 10 victories of the Kings.

Teams Status

Punjab Kings: 

Punjab Kings will enter the contest against Rajasthan Royals as slight favourites, despite having two points less than their Saturday opponent.

The primary reason is their impressive win against leaders Gujrat Titans in the previous outing by eight wickets which lift the side to 10 points after 10 matches with five defeats and as many victories.

The management would be hoping to see the players continue the momentum in the matches to come to stay in the race for a place in the playoffs.

The Kings have been prominently a strong bowling team in the IPL 2022 where pacer Kagiso Rabada is leading the wickets chart with 17 scalps to his name at an outstanding average of 16.05.

He is well-supported by leg-spinner Rahul Chahar who has 12 wickets at a decent average of 22.08 along with a more than respectable economy-rate of just 7.57.

In terms of the batting department, the side has been heavily relying on their top-order, especially on the likes of veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and England’s Liam Livingstone.

The left-hander is leading the runs chart with 369 runs at an impressive average of 46.12 with the help of 124.66, which included three half-centuries. On the other hand, Livingstone has scored 293 runs at an average of 32.55 and with an astonishing strike-rate of 186.62.

Rajasthan Royals: 

Rajasthan Royals will be coming in the match against the Punjab Kings as a slight underdog, despite having 12 points after 10 matches. 

The reason is their recent form where they suffered back-to-back defeats against Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Therefore, the management will be hoping to see the players producing a much better display in the match on Saturday. 

Royals’ batting department is heavily relying on England’s Jos Buttler who is comfortably the leading run-getter in the tournament with 588 runs at an average of 65.33 along with a strike-rate of 150.76, which included three centuries and as many fifties. 

In terms of the bowling department, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is leading the wickets chart with 19 scalps to his name at an outstanding average of 15.31 along with an impressive economy-rate of 7.27.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Rajasthan Royals Punjab Kings
Sportsbet.io 1.83 1.99
PariPesa 1.86 2.068
22Bet 1.81 1.97
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The odds are in Rajasthan’s favor, Punjab Kings will be looking to deliver a clinical performance. On the sportsbooks at Sportsbet.io, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Rajasthan Royals win are placed at 1.83, 1.86 and 1.81, respectively. On the other hand, 1.99, 2.068, and 1.97 are the odds for a Punjab Kings victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

Rajasthan Royals will be keen to make a strong comeback in this fixture after losing back-to-back matches in the competition. Captain Sanju Samson will be hoping that the side can deliver the goods with bat and ball against Punjab Kings.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings will be hoping to continue their winning momentum against Rajasthan Royals.

Tip: Kagiso Rabada to lead the bowling charge for Punjab Kings @3.30

Pacer Kagiso Rabada has put in consistently good performances in the nine matches played for Punjab Kings this season. With 17 wickets in 9 matches, Kagiso Rabada is backed to be top bowler for Punjab Kings. These odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.io.

Tip: Jos Buttler to continue splendid form for Rajasthan [email protected]

Captain Lokesh Rahul showcased sensational form for Rajasthan Royals in the ten matches played so far this season. Jos Buttler is expected to score well over 28.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Royals. These odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.io.


Both teams will be coming into the match with contrasting morale where Punjab Kings will be feeling good about themselves after beating the table-toppers Gujrat Titans whereas Rajasthan Royals will be feeling low after suffering consecutive defeats.

On paper, despite having a disappointing run recently, the Royals look like a better-equipped side compared to the Kings who are depending on a few players to ensure that the side gets over the line.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Sanju Samson-led side to break their two-match losing streak and secure their seventh win in the competition.

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