Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Predictions

Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Predictions April 30th 2021
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 29th April 2021

Published: 29/04/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

The Punjab Kings play the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, April 30, start time 7:30 PM. As with all IPL Group matches this year, it will be held at a neutral venue and in this case, will be played in Ahmedabad.

For IPL betting 2021, you will find the best PK v RCB winner predictions and betting tips here!


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Punjab Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore betting predictions

As part of our free cricket betting tips, you will find PBKS v RCB betting tips here. I predict RCB to get the better of PK here.

Bet Odds Site
Match Winner: Bangalore 1.73 Casumo
Toss Winner: Punjab 1.9 10CRIC
PK Top Bowler: Chris Jordan 4.0 Casumo
HOT BET! RCB Top Batsman: R Patidar 7.0 10CRIC

Punjab Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore betting slip April 30th 2021

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Punjab Team News

After another horror show against Kolkata on Monday, it may be time for the Kings to make some changes again.

Chris Gayle, out for a first-ball duck on Monday, is on borrowed time. His scores prior to that were 40, 10, 11, 15 and 43 so he may have to make way and it may be that man Dawid Malan who comes in for him. Alternatively, it could be Nicholas Pooran stepping aside. Pooran got 19 off 19 against KKR but has been even worse than Gayle for Punjab this season.

At least Chris Jordan had a good game, scoring 31 off 18 with the bat and bowling relatively well. He’ll probably keep his place with Australian bowlers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith waiting for another chance.

Likely XI: Rahul, Agarwal, Malan, Pooran, Hooda, Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Jordan, Bishnoi, Shami, Singh.

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Bangalore Team News

An excellent and extremely tight win over Delhi may just have been just what Royal Challengers Bangalore needed.

It proved to them that they can win close games and also while bowling second, which they don’t normally do.

Their match-winner was AB de Villiers, who hadn’t had too many chances before that game. He scored a brilliant 75 off 42 at the back end of RCB’s innings and was a good reminder of what he can do.

Kohli continues to struggle as an opener but they’ll probably stick with the same side.  Remember that two of their Australian bowlers are now out of the tournament after flying home.

Likely XI: Padikkal, Kohli, Patidar, Maxwell, de Villiers, Sundar, Sams, Jamieson, Patel, Siraj, Chahal.

Venue & conditions

First innings scores have been far lower here than in Mumbai so somewhat similar to what they were in Chennai. The best batsmen will score runs because chances are there but it’s not easy to come in and score freely straight away.

155 could be enough to win the match but only if there isn’t any dew. If there is, you probably need about 170 to be on the safe side, but that’s not so easy to get at the moment.

Punjab may feel that chasing might be their best bet but RCB will probably prefer to do the same.

PK v RCB Head-to-Head

Punjab are actually 14-12 ahead on this one which is quite surprising because RCB have generally been regarded as the better side in the IPL over the years.

Punjab won both matches between the two last year but RCB won all four before that.

PK v RCB Head-to-Head April 30th 2021

Toss Winner

Here’s a good stat for you. This is the only match up in the whole of the IPL where the toss winner record is exactly 50-50 over the years.

That makes it a tough call but our rule here at Bet India is to always go against Kohli when it comes to tosses, so we will.

PBKS vs RCB Toss Winner April 30th 2021

Punjab 13 50.00%
Bangalore 13 50.00%

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.

Punjab vs Bangalore Fun Statistics

  • Chris Jordan has taken exactly 21 wickets in 21 IPL matches.
  • Nicholas Pooran has three ducks in six games this season.
  • HV Patel is the IPL’s leading wicket-taker with 17.
  • Chahal is having a quiet IPL with just three wickets in 6 matches and a high economy rate by his standards: 8.21.

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