Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore — Momentum with Bangalore, pressure on Kohli in win-or-go-home clash

May 27, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Betting Tips for IPL Qualifier 2
Indian Premier League 2022
Narendra Modi Stadium, Mumbai
May 27, 2022 7:30pm

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Just days ago, Royal Challengers Bangalore were on the cusp of being knocked out of the tournament but good fortune and some good results mean they are not on the verge of qualifying for the final. Standing in their way are Rajasthan Royals, whom they face in Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on May 27 (Friday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore received a boost recently when their medium pacer Harshal Patel recovered from a hand injury and bowled pretty economically — as is expected of him — in the win over Lucknow Super Giants. 

However, one blow for them is that their New Zealand allrounder Daryl Mitchell has left them to link up with his national side.

One slight worry for Bangalore will be the nature of their win over Lucknow. It was a one-man show where Rajat Patidar’s unbeaten and superb 112 got them to 207 but the rest of their batters, especially their top two of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, were either poor or failed.

Kohli was back at his laborious worst, scoring a near run-a-ball 25 while Du Plessis vanished for a golden duck.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan have already failed once in their attempt to make it to the final as they were defeated by Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1.

In that game, their batters had done well by taking the team to 188 but their bowlers were poor, failing to defend even such a sizable total.

Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin and Obed McCoy all conceded 40 each and only had one wicket between themselves. Yuzvendra Chahal was economical but went wicketless.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore
PariMatch 1.81 2.0
PariPesa 1.86 2.068
Sportsbet.io 1.83 1.98
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Bangalore have two victories on the bounce, while Rajasthan lost their last game. No wonder then that Bangalore are the favourites here. Parimatch has Bangalore priced at 1.81 and Rajasthan at 2.0. Paripesa has Bangalore available for 1.86 and Rajasthan for 2.068. Lastly, Sportsbet has Bangalore priced at 1.83 and Rajasthan at 1.98.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Bangalore to win @ 1.86

In cricket, or any sport for that matter, momentum is very important. And right now, the momentum is on Bangalore’s side. They slayed tournament favourites and league leaders Gujarat Titans recently and then knocked out Lucknow in their last game despite some of their best players not performing. Bangalore have their swagger back. Therefore, we side with them here. The odds for this play have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Virat Kohli to score less than 26.5 runs @ 1.87

Virat Kohli failed in each of the two matches Bangalore played with Rajasthan earlier in the season. He also looked uncomfortable in the last game as explained above. The man has his jitters back. In a win-or-lose game, we expect him to be under even more pressure. Therefore, we lean on the Under here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Rajasthan and Bangalore split the two matches they’ve already played this season. Their overall head-to-head is also close, with Bangalore leading 13-11. Thus, we should expect a close game but Bangalore have our blessing.

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