Punjab Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back RCB to win @ 1.73 with Casumo
Punjab just haven’t got going yet this season and are quite fortunate to have two wins because they really have been that bad. Their star batsmen like Gayle and Pooran just haven’t fired and they’ve bowled poorly, not putting pressure on opponents with early wickets or good fielding.
RCB on the other hand have been highly impressive and look a well-drilled unit. When one batsman has a bad day, another like de Villiers or Maxwell comes in and cleans up the mess and that’s a pretty handy thing to happen all the time.
It really would be a big surprise if RCB lost this so it should pay to go with the favourite.
PK Top Bowler: Chris Jordan
Recommended Bet: Chris Jordan Top PK Bowler @ 4.00 with Casumo
Jordan made headlines for his good knock with the bat on Monday but it’s with the ball we expect him to impress here.
He was good last season, particularly at the death, when wickets tend to fall the most. Not only is an IPL strike rate of 19 very decent but the good news here is that PK’s bowlers have been so poor that two wickets from Jordan will probably win it for him.
Even one may be enough if his economy rate is good (it goes to economy rate of one or more bowlers are tied on wickets taken) so let’s hope he’s on song.
Today’s PBKS vs RCB Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: R Patidar to be RCB Top Batsman @ 7.0 with 10CRIC
This is a real gamble but hear us out.
It’s not easy to top score in a side featuring Padikkal, Kohli, de Villiers and Maxwell. Of course it’s not.
But R Patidar has been batting at three for RCB and played well last time out. Sooner or later he’ll play the sort of big innings that RCB expect him to or else he wouldn’t be playing.
Let’s hope it’s here because odds of 7.0 on a classy number three are just too good to turn down.