Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings: Du Plessis Set to Face His Favourite Opponents

May 13, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for Match 60
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

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It’s that part of the season where IPL fans also take out their calculators and put their stats skills to use in order to identify all the permutations of a situation in hand. The next two teams who will be subjected to their treatment are Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings, who meet at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on May 13 (Friday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore are fourth on the points table, with 12 points to their name after as many matches. They lead the fifth-placed Delhi Capitals by two points but won’t be as relaxed as they should be just yet.

That’s because while they have an edge over Delhi, their net run rate is in the negative while Delhi’s is in positive. It means that in case of a slip up on Bangalore’s part, Delhi won’t just catch up to them, it would go above them.

They will take confidence in the fact that they’ve won their last two matches. The first win, over Chennai, was slim but the next one over Sunrisers Hyderabad was dominant.

Captain Faf du Plessis (unbeaten 73 off 50) and allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga (five-for) were the stars of the show.

All things considered, Bangalore are in a decent position and should qualify for playoff barring a surprise.

Punjab Kings

While Bangalore can lose one of their remaining two and still sneak into the playoff – if things go their way – the same luxury is not available for Punjab Kings.

The Mayank Agarwal-captained side has 10 points to its name but it has a game in hand and that gives it a bit of an edge in this race. However, their lowly position means they’d have to win all three of their matches in order to even stand a chance of going through.

The Kings are in this position due to being inconsistent. Eleven matches into the tournament, they have yet to win two on the bounce.

They nearly did so in the last game though when their giant haul of 189 was surpassed by Rajasthan Royals in the final over.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Royal Challengers Bangalore Punjab Kings
PariMatch 1.80 2.01
PariPesa 1.784 2.17 1.77 2.06
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Royal Challengers are placed higher on the points table and currently riding a two-match winning streak. Thus, they deservedly are the favourites for this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Bangalore priced at 1.80 and Punjab at 2.0. Paripesa has Bangalore available for 1.784 and Punjab for 2.17. Lastly, Sportsbet has Bangalore priced at 1.77 and Punjab at 2.06.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Faf du Plessis to score more than 26.5 runs @ 1.87

Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis absolutely loves it against Punjab Kings, against whom he has scored more runs than any other IPL team. To be precise, he has 702 runs in just 13 innings against Punjab. He had scored 88 runs in their last meeting as well. This is a bet that makes the most sense here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win @ 1.80

Bangalore posted a massive 205 runs in their last meeting with Punjab but still lost with more than an over to spare. Despite that defeat, they remain the better pound-for-pound side of these two – a difference that is reflected in their points haul, positions on the points table and recent results. We’re going to continue to back them in this fixture. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Punjab (16 wins) lead Bangalore (13) in head-to-head comparison. However, this is a great chance for Bangalore to trim their deficit.

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