Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Betting Tips 12/04/2021

April 11, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Betting Tips 12/04/2021

Teams Status

Rajasthan Royals finished at the bottom of the points table with just 12 points under their belts. They had six wins and eight losses from the 14 group stage matches. They finished on level terms with Chennai and Punjab but had a poor net run rate. They have made some bold decisions while releasing the players as Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh were all released. But they have retained Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller and Andrew Tye. Sanju Samson was named the captain of the Royals. They had a fruitful auction as they got in Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav and Akash Singh. Not a single Rajasthan player featured in the top 15 run-getters list. Sanju Samson scored 375 runs at an average under 30 and was the team’s leading run-scorer for them. Apart from him, just Jos Butler and Steve Smith managed over 300 runs in the season. 

Despite having a strong batting lineup, the Kings finished in the sixth position on the points table with just 12 points from 14 matches. They had six wins and eight losses under their belt. They finished on level terms with Chennai and Rajasthan, but Punjab had a better net run rate. After retaining the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Chris Jordan, they parted ways with Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair, J Suchith, and Tajinder Singh Dhillon. Their auction was a fruitful one as they bought Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh and Fabian Allen. Their skipper was the leading run-scorer in the tournament despite playing just 14 matches in the entire season. He scored as many as 670 runs at an average of 55.83 including an impressive strike rate touching 130. Mayank Agarwal scored 424 runs in just 11 matches at a strike rate of nearly 40. Mohammad Shami was the team’s leading wicket-taker with 20 wickets.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Home team name Away team name
10CRIC Review 1.90 1.83
Dafabet 1.96 1.85
Betway 1.90 1.83

According to the Betway sportsbook, Punjab is the favorite to win the match and are placed at 1.83. While Rajasthan is placed at 1.90. Punjab is placed at 1.85 odds at the Dafabet sportsbook and Rajasthan is placed at 1.96 odds. Even Punjab is the favorite to win the match at 1.83 according to the 10Cric sportsbook. While the underdogs Rajasthan is placed at 1.90 odds.

Tipster’s Angel

An exciting contest is on the cards when these two teams faced each other, similar to the one which was played in Sharjah last season. As both teams finished at the second half of the table, they will be looking to make a positive start to the season.

Tip: KL Rahul Total Runs Over 30.5 @ 1.83

In the last season of the Indian Premier League, KL Rahul was the leading run-scorer and won the orange cap despite not playing in the playoffs. He scored 670 runs at an impressive average of 55.18. He hit five half-centuries and one century including the highest score of 132* against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has played six matches against the Rajasthan Royals and has scored 350 runs at an average of 87.50 and striking at close to 130. In the 14 matches played last season, he has crossed the 30 run mark on seven occasions.  He scored 115 runs against the Rajasthan Royals last season and crossed the 30 run mark on both occasions. So, it is very likely that KL Rahul will score over 30.5 runs against the Rajasthan Royals bowling and 1.83 odds are available for the same at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Most Match Sixes Punjab Kings @ 1.72

In the last season, three of the Punjab Kings batsmen broke into the top ten most individual sixes. Nicholas Pooran was in fourth position with as many as 25 sixes. He was followed by the universe boss and the skipper with 23 sixes each. But Rajasthan on the other hand had just one player in the top ten sixes list as Sanju Samson was second on the list with 26 sixes. Pooran was just one six behind Samson. Apart from him, Rahul Tewatia and Jos Butler also chipped in with 17 and 16 sixes respectively. Punjab had hit as many as 98 sixes in the 14 matches last season. The Royals on the other hand have hit 105 sixes as they have played most of their matches in Sharjah and they will be without the likes of Smith, Uthappa etc. With the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank, Gayle, Pooran, Punjab are more likely to hit more sixes at 1.72 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.


Both the teams will be eyeing for all three points to start the tournament as both the teams didn’t make it to the playoffs last season. The Kings from Punjab have a slight edge over the Royals as they have a better depth in their batting.

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