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Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Betting Tips 15/04/2021

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Rajasthan Royals

The biggest news to come out of the IPL today was Ben Stokes’ injury. The Royals were already without his compatriot Jofra Archer, and now they will have to do without the English all-rounder – widely regarded as one of the world’s best – as well for the rest of the tournament.

Archer, meanwhile, has been declared fit to train but is still expected to miss the next three games, in addition to the opening match he has already missed.

Absentees of such caliber and class spell trouble for a franchise that has been among the lowest ranked ones the past two seasons.

To make matters worse, they started their current campaign with yet another defeat, albeit a close one, which occurred despite their new captain Sanju Samson’s outstanding 63-ball 119, which brought them to within a single hit of chasing down the mammoth 222-run target set by Punjab Kings.

While their batsmen did okay, the real culprits were the bowlers, who conceded boundaries left and right. If it weren’t for the impressive Mohammad Shami, the Kings could have score a lot more.

Delhi Capitals

The capital city side fell one short of clinching their maiden IPL title last year, and their determination to go one better was evident in their opening game as they chased down Chennai Super Kings’ 188 with ease.

Their openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan were in superb form, smashing stroke-filled 72 and 85 respectively.

The Capitals will be further boosted by South African pacers Arnrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada’s availability. The pair missed the first game due to not having completed their mandatory quarantine but should now be available for selection, which spells more trouble for the Royals as the Proteas duo had combined for 52 wickets in IPL 2020. They were one of the main reasons why the Capitals has made the final.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Rajasthan Royals Delhi Capitals
Bet365 2.20 1.66
22Bet 2.205 1.67
LeoVegas 2.23 1.61

As expected, Delhi Capitals are the deserved favourites in this contest. 22Bet has a Delhi Capitals victory priced at 1.67 and a Rajasthan Royals triumph at 2.205. LeoVegas has even shorter odds for Delhi (1.61) compared to Rajasthan’s 2.23. And lastly, Bet365 has Delhi available at 1.66 and Rajasthan at 2.20.


Tipster’s Angel

Tip: Delhi Capitals to win @ 1.67

Rajasthan Royals have been dealt a massive injury blow, whereas Delhi Capitals have received a twin selection boost. It’s a no-brainer which side should be backed in this contest. Even without the recent injury-related development, Delhi would have had the edge, thanks to their powerful batting unit.

If that doesn’t convince you, then how about this head-to-head statistical nugget: Delhi have won each of the last five matches played between these two sides.

Tip: Sanju Samson total runs over 24.5 – Yes @ 1.832

The Rajasthan Royals skipper played one of the finest IPL innings in the last game. Even though it came in a losing cause, it gave yet another demonstration that Samson, with the bat in his hands, is bad news for the bowlers.

The 24.5-run limit is under his career T20 average of 27.49 so there is a good chance of him hitting that mark. And at tasty odds of 1.832, the bet is worth a shot.

Conclusion

Under new captaincy of Samson and new coach Kumar Sangakkara, Rajasthan Royals are widely expected to do better this year. But it may not come so soon. In Delhi, they face a monster of a batting side, and conventional wisdom says they’d win, even if it is by a slim margin.Royal Challengers are more likely to come out on top as they have a better-balanced team when compared to Sunrisers. But the Sunrisers are no pushover and could be one of the dark horses this season.

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