Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips 30/04/2021

April 29, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips 30/04/2021

Teams Status

Royal Challengers Bangalore

After seeing their unbeaten start come to an end, Royal Challengers Bangalore bounced back in their last game, securing a slim, one-run win over Delhi Capitals, for which they have to thank AB de Villiers, whose 42-ball 75 in the first innings had helped KKR recover from 60-3 in 9th over to 171-5 by the end of their quota overs.

They should be slightly worried by the form of their captain Kohli, who has only contributed a single half century in five outings and looks a bit far away from his best.

Meanwhile, RCB have signed New Zealand’s Scott Kuggeleijn as a replacement for Kane Richardson, who is part of the Aussie contingent that has quit IPL and returned home. The Kiwi allrounder is unlikely to feature in this game or if at all as he is merely a backup.

Punjab Kings

While KKR returned to winning ways in their last game, Punjab Kings did completely the opposite, losing comprehensively to Kolkata Knight Riders after upsetting defending champions Mumbai Indians in their previous game.

It was yet another lethargic batting performance by Punjab as they mustered up just 123 runs batting first against KKR, who had their scare in run chase but eventually got the job done.

The top four, as expected, are the main culprits for Punjab. Chris Gayle, especially is the one who has been misfiring, with only an unbeaten to show after first five outings.

PBKS fans have been calling for the inclusion of world’s top-ranked batsman Dawid Malan, who has so far been left on the bench.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Punjab Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bet365 2.10 1.72
22Bet 2.104 1.73
LeoVegas 2.08 1.72

Royal Challengers Bangalore are the favourites. 22Bet has them priced at 1.73, while LeoVegas and Bet365 both have them at 1.72. On the flip side, underdogs Punjab Kings are priced at 2.08 on LeoVegas, 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.104 on 22Bet.


Tipster’s Angel

Tip: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win @ 1.73

RCB’s main batting weapon, their captain, is not even firing on all cylinders and they are already at the top of the points table. It almost seems that Kohli is trying to hang back a little, waiting for his moment to catch fire. Could it be in this game against PBKS? Yes, it could be, and that’s the tip.

Surprisingly, PBKS did the double over RCB last year, winning both the matches by massive margins. RCB could see this game as a chance for vengeance.

Tip: Best batsman’s team – Royal Challengers Bangalore @ 1.8

It’s no secret that Punjab Kings have batting issues. Even though some of their batters have performed here and there, the unit as a whole is not clicking. RCB, on the other hand, has at least two batsmen in sublime form, with one of them being AB de Villers. Not to mention Kohli, who is due a match-winning knock. It then makes sense to expect the highest scoring batsman to be from RCB.

Conclusion

RCB are the better side. Barring a sizable upset, they should win this one.

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