RCB vs PBKS Betting Tips & Predictions

RCB vs PBKS betting tips IPL 2022
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 11/05/2022

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

I’m about to offer you the best tips for IPL betting ahead of Friday’s match at Brabourne. There’s the latest RCB vs PBKS betting tips as well as the all-important online cricket betting opportunities ahead of the game.

The match starts on Friday May 13 at 3.30 pm IST and is a huge match for two teams desperate to cement their place in the Playoffs. The loser of it may struggle to reach the last four.

Read on to find out who we think will win this one.


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RCB vs PBKS Betting Odds

For my cricket betting tips on this game, I’m going with RCB to win it. They’ve both been pretty inconsistent all campaign but there’s a really good reason why RCB are preferred. Keep reading and you’ll find out what it is.

I’ll also have my usual toss winner pick and the RCB vs PBKS betting odds for my Hot Bet: a third tip at bigger odds than usual.

I’m going with one of PBKS’s big hitters to top score for his side at big odds and once again, I’ll explain why I think he’s a good bet.

Bet Odds Site
Winner: RCB 1.74 Pure Win 
Toss: PBKS 1.9 Betway
HOT BET! Liam Livingstone Top PBKS Batsman. 6.07 10CRIC

RCB vs PBKS Betting Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back RCB to win @ 1.72 with Pure Win 

Seasoned IPL fans know the drill with RCB when it comes to a typical IPL season.

They generally start very well, go through a rough patch and then win important games at the end of the Group Stages to book their place in the Playoffs before…never going on to actually win it.

And that’s been the case once again in 2022. And following the point about them finishing the Group Stages well, they’ve now won their last two, so are clearly in decent form.

The head-to-head record over the years is pretty even (albeit with RCB ahead) but there’s a good reason why we favour RCB at the current odds: their bowling is much better.

An ace pace bowler and a world-class spinner is a deadly partnership in any cricket and RCB certainly have that in Josh Hazlewood and Hasaranga.

PBKS have a match-winner in Kagiso Rabada but he had a poor game last time out, while Chahar isn’t in the same class as Hasaranga.

And that could prove to be the big difference because in terms of batting, they may just cancel each other out.

So go with Bangalore.

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Plus of course, all the latest RCB vs PBKS betting markets and odds.

RCB vs PBKS Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Back Liam Livingstone to be PBKS Top Batsman @ 6.07 with 10CRIC

Liam Livingstone has had a very strong season for Punjab this year.

He’s their second highest run scorer with 315 runs and behind only the ultra-consistent Shikhar Dhawan.

He’s won this market on more than one occasion already this campaign despite often batting at number four or five which as explained in our top batsman betting guide, isn’t the best place to bat if you’re looking to be the side’s highest runscorer.

But there are three reasons why we can open an exception for Livingstone.

One: he scores so quickly that he can make up for facing less balls. Two: Punjab often lose wickets early. Three: he’s available at odds that make it worthwhile taking the risk.

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Royal Challengers’ Bangalore Recent Form

Boy, did they need that.

With a game in hand on most other sides in the competition, RCB were in real trouble of slipping outside the Playoff places if they had lost to SRH. So it’s a good thing they didn’t.

And not only did they win the game but they won it so comfortably that they massively improved their net run rate in the process.

That could be incredibly significant because there’s a big chance that more than one team will end up in third or fourth place.

After a strong performance first up with the bat where they scored 192/3 in large part thanks to good knocks from Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar, it was then down to the bowlers to defend that big total.

No problem, said Hasranga de Silva, picking up yet another man of the match award after a brilliant spell of bowling where he took 5-18.

He’s proving to be a good signing is Hasaranga, who now has 21 wickets to his name for the season.

Josh Hazlewood was also good with 2-17 and is another proving to be a good signing.

Team News

Keep reading for why Virat Kohli should be dropped. But who could come in for him if RCB were to do the unthinkable?

Well, given that none of the overseas players (du Plessis, Maxwell, Hazlewood, Hasaranga) can realistically be dropped, it would have to be Anuj Rawat coming in for Kohli and batting as an opener or a number three.

But the odds of Kohli actually being dropped? Probably about 20.0. But he really doesn;t deserve his place right now.

Player to Watch: Virat Kohli

Where do we start?

Well, he’s averaging just 19, which isn’t that bad until we remember who he is.

But it gets much worse. He’s got out for nought on three occasions out of 12, has just one fifty all season and has hit four sixes all season.

Contrast that with say Dinesh Karthik. Karthik is averaging 68 and has hit 21 sixes!

But what’s gone wrong with Kohli?

It’s probably a combination of a little bad luck, being horribly out of form and being exhausted, both physically and emotionally.

Let’s not forget that in addition to giving up the captaincy for India in T20s and Tests, he was stripped of it in the ODI format against his will.

What Kohli really needs is a break from the game.

Either way, at this rate he shouldn’t be playing for RCB, let alone for India at the upcoming World Cup.

It’s 3.25 that he top scores for them in this match but quite frankly, it should be about 7.0 or greater. Odds with Betway.

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RCB’s Likely XI

Kohli, du Plessis, Barat, Maxwell, Lomror, Ahmed, Karthik, Hasaranga, Hazlewood, Patel, Siraj.

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Punjab Kings’ Recent Form

The Kings are down in eighth but not completely out of it, partly because they have a game in hand on quite a few teams around them in the table.

If they win their remaining three matches they could well be in the mix for the Playoffs and two wins out of three could yet do it, but is somewhat unlikely.

They were a bit unfortunate to have lost last time out.

They put in a really strong performance with 189 runs on the board but the Royals batted really well to chase that with just two balls to spare.

There were contributions from everyone in the top order with Jonny Bairstow top scoring with 56 off 40, a much-need score from the Englishman after what has been a somewhat disappointing tournament from a man with his reputation and price tag at the auction.

What ultimately cost them was how expensive Kagiso Rabada was with the ball.

He may have taken the big wicket of Jos Buttler but incredibly went for 50 runs. That’s where the game was lost.

Team News

Despite that loss, the side the Kings played last time out is probably the strongest they have so it would be a bit of a surprise if they made changes at this stage of the campaign.

Spare a thought for Punjab overseas men Nathan Ellis and Benny Howell.

Howell hasn’t played at all this season while Ellis has played just once when he took P Rajapaksa’s place.

But like we say, expect the same side here again.

Player to Watch: P Rajapaksa

If you wanted a good example of what a typical T20 batsman plays like in 2002, look no further than P Rajapaksa.

He didn’t score a single fifty in seven games despite almost always batting at number three but perhaps that’s missing the point.

He’s still averaging a healthy 28 and best of allis his sky-high average of 166.

So he doesn’t often go on to get big scores but his runs come so quickly that he never wastes any deliveries by getting bogged down: it’s either boundary after boundary, or he gets out.

So it would be nice for him and Punjab to get a few fifties going forward but he’s doing his job nonetheless.

The 5.0 he top scores with Betway is tempting and he’s won one of these already this season but the stats aren’t quite on his side.

Punjab Kings’ Likely XI

Bairstow, Dhawan, Rajapaksa, Agarwal, Livingstone, Sharma, R Dhawan, Rabada, Chahar, Sharma, Singh.

Venue & conditions

We’re at Brabourne for this one.

177, 207 and 170 were the last three first innings scores here. And by the way, have you read our guide to first innings runs betting? It tells you everything you need to know about how to bet on this market, one of the most popular cricket betting markets around.

So 170 should be perfectly achievable for the side batting first and if they get somewhere around that mark, it should pretty much be a 50/50 game from that position.

RCB v PBKS Head-To-Head

Punjab are 16-13 up, which is a little surprising given RCB have had a little more success over the years than Bangalore.

And it’s been a perfect 3-3 split over the past three seasons. Last season it was one win each and they haven’t played each other yet in 2022. Nor will they again; this is the only match between these two teams this season in the Group Stages.

RCB v PBKS Toss Prediction

You literally cannot get a more even paslit than this one when it comes to coin tosses given they’ve played each other in an odd number of games.

But we think PBKS can win the toss here and make it a perfect 50/50!

RCB 15 51.72 %
PBKS 14 48.28 %