Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans: Big Win and Good Luck Needed for du Plessis and Co to Keep Season Alive

May 19, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for March 67
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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Royal Challengers Bangalore face Gujarat Titans at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 19 (Thursday) knowing full well that even a win may not be enough to get them through to the playoffs. They’d also need Delhi Capitals to be beaten by Mumbai Indians, which of course they have no control over. Their job will be to beat Gujarat in their final round-robin fixture, which will begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Royal Challengers Bangalore

While beating Gujarat is the only thing Bangalore can do on their end, doing so is no easy task as Gujarat have lost just thrice all season and have clearly been the best side in the league thus far.

Bangalore tried beating them once already and failed. In order to avoid seeing a repeat of that same result, one of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell will have to step up.

Better will also be expected of their Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood, who was horrendous in their last game, giving up 64 runs in his four overs and going wicketless.

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans can use this game to relax, experiment or stay the same way. Thanks to the brilliant position they are in, they have total liberty to go about this game as they want, because their top spot is already secured.

Their sequence of back-to-back defeats at the start of this month are a distant memory as since then they have slain Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings.

Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha often give them hot stars at the top, while Hardik Pandya’s return to the bowling line-up has given them an added bonus. If they do consider experimentation for this game, they could swap Yash Dawal with Pradeep Sangwan and Alzarri Joseph with Lockie Ferguson.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Royal Challengers Bangalore Gujarat Titans
PariMatch 1.97 1.83
PariPesa 2.068 1.86 1.96 1.85
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Gujarat have the best record this season and so it makes total sense for them to be the favourites for this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Gujarat priced at 1.83 and Bangalore at 1.97. Paripesa has Gujarat available for 1.86 and Bangalore for 2.068. Lastly, Sportsbet has Gujarat priced at 1.85 and Bangalore at 1.96.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Bangalore to win @ 2.068

As we explained above, Gujarat has no real reason to give their all and risk injuries ahead of the all-important qualifier for which they have already qualified. Bangalore, meanwhile, will likely want to be on the top of their game. The difference in potential motivations could prove the difference here. We’re siding with Bangalore here for that particular reason. The odds have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Faf du Plessis to score more than 24.5 runs @ 1.87

When it’s time for a crucial IPL game, we know that Virat Kohli, as brilliant as he is, can shrivel and shrink. But we also know that Faf du Plessis can become a blowfish in such conditions, as evident by his player-of-the-match performance in last year’s IPL final. The man is also due some runs, especially against Gujarat, who got him out for a duck when these teams last faced each other. We have trust in the Proteas veteran to cover the spread here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


The last time these two met, Kohli had scored a drought-breaking but largely laborious 58 as Banaglore posted 170 – a target Gujarat got to from a difficult position, thanks to David Miller and Rahul Tewatia’s hitting. Getting rid of those two could be crucial for Bangalore if they are to restrict Gujarat to a small total.

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